“Io sto bene” by Donato Rotunno to represent Luxembourg at Oscars!


Io Sto Bene, produced by Luxembourg company Tarantula among others, has been selected by the national selection committee for the Oscars to represent Luxembourg in the “Best International Feature Film” category.


Citing the artistic quality of the film, as well as Io Sto Bene’s thematic relevance, Luxembourg’s national selection committee announced on Monday that it had chosen Luxembourg director Donato Rotunno’s film. The committee, under the patronage of the Filmakademie and composed of representatives of the Luxembourg audiovisual sector, also lauded the directorial mastery and quality of the actors.


The film was screened at the opening of the Alice nella Città Festival in Rome in October 2020 and selected in several festivals including the Mons International Film Festival in Belgium. It will soon be in competition at the Hof International Film Festival in Germany and presented at the closing session of the Villerupt Italian Film Festival in France.


In Luxembourg cinemas since 13 October 2021, Io Sto Bene will be released in Italy in November 2021 and then in Belgium on March 23th 2022.


Io Sto Bene will be submitted to the Oscars committee, which in turn will select five foreign films for the Oscars ceremony, scheduled for 27 March 2022. The nominations for the Best International Feature Film category of the Academy Awards will be announced on 8 February 2022.