Hungarian Documentary Feature Submitted Among Oscar Eligible Films
Another Hungarian film, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter’s documentary about modern slavery, “A woman captured,” is among the shortlisted films competing for a nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony.
Tuza-Ritter’s 89-minute documentary enters the darkness that is Maris’ world. Having lived as a domestic slave in Hungary for 10 years, the 52-year-old Hungarian woman is powerless without police protection or a support system. Drawing courage from the filmmaker’s presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become free. Tuza-Ritter’s main aim is to draw attention to the fact that slavery is not just a third-world issue.
The film has been featured in the official selection of Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Association shortlist and nominated for the European Film Awards. It has won the Golden Athena Award for Best Documentary at the Athens International Film Festival, as well as the Main Award at AJB DOC Film Festival (Aljazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival).
With 77 new films added to the list, it joins a 160 feature-length long list of documentaries competing for an Oscar. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theater, Los Angeles.