Arcand's previous film won the Oscar in '04

MONTREAL — Montreal helmer Denys Arcand’s “Days of Darkness” is Canada’s submission to the Academy Awards for a slot in the foreign language film category.

“Days of Darkness” stars Quebec thesp Marc Labreche in the satirical tale of a bored civil servant who has an elaborate fantasy life. It opens in France later this month and will open in French Canada in early December.

Arcand’s previous film, “The Barbarian Invasions,” won the Oscar in the same category in 2004.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominations for foreign language film on Jan. 22. The Oscar ceremony takes place Feb. 24.

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