The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the selection of Behind the Haystacks as its Greek nomination for the foreign language film category of the 2024 Oscars.
Behind the Haystacks is a 2022 drama directed by Asimina Proedrou and focuses on the refugee crisis in Greece. It stars Stathis Stamoulakatos, Eleni Ouzounidou, Evgenia Lavda, Christos Kontogeorgis, Dina Mihailidou and Paschalis Tsarouhas.
According to Ekathimerini, the film was chosen for nomination by a seven-member committee because it was “an artistic and creative depiction of the economic and moral crisis” facing Greece.
Entries for the Foreign Language Film Award will be viewed by the Oscars Committee and selected by secret ballot for 2024.
Behind the Haystacks will also feature in this year’s Greek Film Festival in Australia.