Wednesday October 28, 2020
The Oscar abroad guarantees not only glitter and glamor in Hollywood, but also international fame. From Germany the political drama “And tomorrow the whole world” go into the race for the golden boy. However, the film by director Julia von Heinz still has to overcome a major hurdle.
The political drama “And tomorrow the whole world” by Julia von Heinz is in the running for the Oscars for Germany. “A very personal film with great, emotional impact,” said the jury in Munich, which had selected the film from among ten applicants on behalf of German Films, the foreign agency of German film.
The strip is the German entry for the Oscars in the “International Feature Film” category, the best international feature film. Mala Emde plays the student Luisa, who, in addition to studying law, is becoming increasingly involved in left-wing and anti-fascist circles. She wants to defend herself against right-wing populists and Nazis. Violence breaks out right from their first major political action. A highly political film that had its international premiere at the important Venice Film Festival. The main actress Emde was honored as the best actress.
At a time when democracy is coming under increasing pressure, the director is investigating the question of whether violence is justified or even necessary, the jury justified her decision. “And tomorrow the whole world” confronts the audience with conflicts and decision-making processes that no one can avoid.
Now it’s the turn of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in Beverly Hills, California. From all international applications, she will initially select ten films that will be announced on February 9, 2021. The five nominated films will be announced on March 15th. Nora Fingscheidt’s German Oscar contribution “Systemsprenger” was not nominated last year. The actual award ceremony is on April 25, 2021.
In addition to Julia von Heinz, the makers of nine other films had applied for submission as a German Oscar entry, including Caroline Link’s literary adaptation “When Hitler stole the pink rabbit”, Oskar Roehler’s biopic “Enfant Terrible” about Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Berlin Alexanderplatz” by Burhan Qurbani and the animated film “Fritzi – Eine Wendewundergeschichte” by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Brun. The films “Crescendo #makemusicnotwar”, “Curveball”, “A wet dog”, “I’ve never been to New York” and “Undine” were also available.