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‘I Am Yours’ Submitted by Norway for Oscar

Iram Haq's debut feature played Toronto

Norway has chosen Iram Haq’s first feature “I Am Yours” as its entry in the Oscar foreign-language film.

“ ‘I am Yours’ is an impressive debut that touches and raises important questions about being a woman and man in a complex society; the committee sees it as very mature and universal film, a personal and authentic work created by a woman director, with a femalelead that carries the film’s expression to the full,” the committee said in selecting the film.

Also under consideration were Arild Ostin Ommundsen’s “It’s Only Make Believe” (Eventyrland) and Erik Skjoldbjærg’s “Pioneer.”

With a screenplay by Haq, pic stars Amrita Acharia (“Game of Thrones”), Ola Rapace (“Skyfall”), Prince Singh, Rabia Noreen and Tobias Santelmann (“Kon-Tiki”),  “I Am Yours” is the story of a young, single mother looking for the right guy.

Produced by Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film, and the first feature to be supported by the Norwegian Film Institute’s New Ways scheme, it was released domestically on Aug. 16  by SF Norge and unspooled in Discovery section at the Toronto festival.

The last date to submit Oscar foreign-language submissions is Oct. 1, nominations will be announced Jan. 16 and the Oscar ceremony will take place March 2 at Dolby Theater. ABC will broadcast.

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