Tunisian film receives Oscar nomination

The film is the only African film nominated under the International Feature Film category

Tunisian film, The Man Who Sold His Skin, has been nominated under the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. The internationally co-produced film is inspired by Belgian contemporary artist Wim Delvoye’s living work Tim (2006). The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020.

Another African film that was submitted for the Academy Awards selection was You will Die at 20 which was Sudan’s first feature film. The film, however, was not nominated.

The North African film is nominated alongside other films from Denmark, Hong Kong, Romania and Bosnia/Herzegovina:

International Film Feature nominees

“Another Round” – Denmark

“Better Days” – Hong Kong

“Collective” – Romania

“The Man Who Sold His Skin” – Tunisia

Qu Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The awards ceremony is set to take place on April 25th, 2021.

See full list of nominees here.


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