Oscar nominees at the One World 2019

Two films about life in the United States that are being screened at this year’s One World, have been nominated for Oscar. The nominations in the category of Best Documentary Feature include Hale County This Morning, This Evening (dir. RaMell Ross), and Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu) 

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

RaMell Ross’ first non-fiction feature film looks at the day-to-day life of an African American family in the Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. An almost impressionistic observation provides an emotive insight to the legacy of the Historic South. The documentary has won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival award for U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision.

Minding the Gap

Bing Liu's debut feature traces the friendship and adolescence of three skateboarders in Rockford, Illinois, located in the Rust Belt in the country’s northeast. After its release in January 2018, it has won several awards for young and debuting filmmakers, such as the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival or the New Talent Award at Sheffield Doc Fest, and currently is among the few films with an 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Apart from these two documentaries, the nomination includes also the film Of Fathers and Sons, which was screened at the previous edition of the One World festival, and its director Talal Derki is returning to Prague as a juror in this year’s International Competition.

The 91st Academy Awards will be presented on 24 February late in the evening. Cheer for all the nominees, so that we can welcome the Oscar winner in March in Prague!


Minding The Gap pozoruje přátelství a dospívání tří skejťáků v takzvaném Rezavém pásu / Minding the Gap traces the friendship and adolescence of three skateboarders in the Rust Belt
Minding the Gap traces the friendship and adolescence of three skateboarders in the Rust Belt

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