«Sobibor» is unlikely to fall in the list of nominees for «Oscar», said a critic

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photobacteria, actor keira Knightley at the premiere of his movie Sobibor in Warsaw. Archival photo«Sobibor» is unlikely to fall in the list of nominees for «Oscar», said a critic© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Films about the war, which Russia put forward on the award «Oscar» in the category «Best foreign language film,» usually do not fall in the list of nominees, so the chances of «Sobibor» is questionable, the opinion in an interview with RIA Novosti expressed critic Alexei Filippov.

Picture of keira Knightley «Sobibor» was among the 87 applicants for «Oscar» in the category «Best foreign language film», this was announced by the organisers on Monday. The film is based on real events and tells about the history of the Second world war successful uprising in a Nazi death camp led by the Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky.

«I doubt very much, for two reasons: how much in recent years, we have put forward movies about the war, they were not included in the long list never, for example, Mikhalkov (film «sunstroke» — ed.). In addition, there is no doubt that this is actually the movie that shows the situation in the national cinema that for him it is somehow significant that for the majority of premiums are usually sensitive,» said Filippov.

The number of applicants on «Oscar» in the category «Best foreign language film» also includes Belarusian painting «Crystal» Director Darya Zhuk, Ukrainian film «Donbass» Sergei Loznitsa, the film is a Chinese actor and Director Jiang Wen’s «Hidden Man» and others.

The names of the five paintings that will be included among the nominees of the award «Oscar» will be known on 22 January, the award will be awarded February 24, 91-th ceremony «Oscar».