Oscars Race: ‘The Stranger’ Selected by Palestine as International Feature Candidate

“The Stranger,” a first feature by writer-director Ameer Fakher Eldin about a doctor going through an existential crisis in the occupied Golan Heights, has been selected as Palestine’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards.

“The Stranger” stars Palestine’s Ashraf Barhoum (“The Kingdom,” “Paradise Now”) playing an unlicensed doctor whose life takes an unlucky turn when he rescues a wounded man upon his return from the war in Syria.

Submissions for the 2021-22 Oscars

Austria: “Great Freedoms” dir. Sebastian Meise

Cambodia: “White Building” dir. Kavich Neang.

Canada: “Drunken Birds” dir. Ivan Grbovic

Czech Republic: “Zatopek” dir. David Ondricek

Ecuador: “Submersible” dir. Alfredo Leon Leon

Georgia: “Brighton 4th” dir. Levan Koguashvili

Germany: “I’m Your Man” dir. Maria Schrader

Hong Kong: “Zero to Hero” dir. Wan Chi-man

Hungary: “Post Mortem” dir. Péter Bergendy

Iceland: “Lamb” dir Valdimar Jóhannsson

Iran: “A Hero” dir. Asghar Farhadi

Ireland: “Shelter” dir. Seán Breathnach

Japan: “Drive My Car” dir. Hamguchi Ryusuke

Kosovo: “Hive” dir. Blerta Basholli

Kyrgyzstan: “Shambala,” dir. Artykpai Suyundukov

Morocco: “Casablanca Beats” dir. Nabil Ayouch

Mexico: “Prayers for the Stolen” dir. Tatiana Huezo

Palestine: “The Stranger” dir. Ameer Fakher Eldin

Poland: “Leave No Traces” dir. Jan P. Matuszynski

Serbia: “Oasis” dir. Ivan Ikic

South Korea: “Escape From Mogadishu” dir. Ryoo Seung-wan.

Spain: “The Good Boss” dir. Fernando de Leon Aranoa.

Sweden: “Tigers” dir. Ronnie Sandahl

Switzerland: “Olga” dir. Elie Grappe

Taiwan: “The Falls” dir. Chung Mong-hong

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