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international oscar submissions 2022

‘War Sailor’ Review: Norway’s Oscar Submission Is a Bruising Epic of WWII Conflict and Its Lingering Psychological Toll

Gunnar Vikene’s drama follows the lives of two best friends conscripted while at sea by the Allied Forces and their efforts after the war to readjust to civilian life.

‘The Quiet Girl’ Review: Irish Oscar Submission Is an Affecting Coming-of-Age Drama About the Nourishment of Kindness

Writer-director Colm Bairéad’s delicate first feature observes a withdrawn child peeking out of her shell during a summer stay with relatives in rural Ireland.