2020 Full Frame Alums Collective, The Mole Agent, and Time Receive Oscar Nominations
This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards, recognizing three 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival alums.
Nominated in the Documentary Feature category include Alexander Nanau’s Collective, which made history as the first Romanian film to receive an Oscar nomination and is also recognized in the International Feature Film category, Maite Alberdi’s The Mole Agent, and Garrett Bradley’s Time.
The ceremony announcing the winners will take place on Sunday, April 25. Congratulations to all of the nominees!
Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
In Romania, an intrepid team of journalists uncover vast corruption across the medical industry—a conspiracy to traffic in diluted hospital disinfectant that results in the deaths of many innocent patients and involves product manufacturers and distributors, hospital managers, government officials, and business moguls. With remarkable access, Collective boldly traces the personal risks involved in bringing the truth to light.
The Mole Agent (dir. Maite Alberdi)
In this astutely shot thriller, octogenarian Sergio is a newly minted spy planted between the walkers and lunchtime gossip of a Chilean nursing home to report on the well-being of a fellow resident. And the cameras? There to film an ordinary story about the organization, or so it seems. This tale navigates the charming rapport between characters while weaving together profound truths about aging, loneliness, and compassion.
Time (dir. Garrett Bradley)
Rendered in evocative black and white, this intimate and artfully shaped documentary follows Fox Rich, who, during desperate times, took part in the attempted robbery of a Shreveport, Louisiana, credit union with her husband, Rob. Released after three years, Fox returns home to raise their sons and take on the relentless fight for Rob’s release, shooting home videos for him while becoming a formidable advocate and entrepreneur.