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By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter


As I predicted earlier this week, a five-member jury in Switzerland has chosen, from a shortlist of five options, Ursula Meier‘s Sister (L’enfant d’en haut) as its submission to the Academy for consideration in the best foreign language Oscar race. The French-language film, a gripping and beautifully-made drama with a third-act twist, revolves around a 12-year-old thief (Kacey Mottet Klein in only his second film), his mysterious guardian (Léa Seydoux from Midnight in Paris and Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol), and his victims (including Gillian Anderson of The X-Files). It premiered at February’s Berlin Film Festival, where Meier won a prestigious Silver Bear Award. It subsequently played at many film festivals, including the Los Angeles Film Festival in June. And it will go into limited release — courtesy of Jeff Lipsky‘s new distribution operation Adopt Films limited — on October 5.

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