Toni Erdmann, Mustang and Son of Saul to vie for the BAFTA

Toni Erdmann for BAFTA nomination

It’s a LUX party in this year’s BAFTA nominations. The awards handed out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) had a very nice surprise in store when they unveiled the nominees for the Best Film Not in the English Language – not only one but three LUX-approved films vie for the statuette.

2016 LUX Film Prize winner Toni Erdmann, by Germany’s Maren Ade, 2015 LUX Film Prize winner Mustang, by Turkey’s Deniz Gamze Ergüven, and 2015 LUX Film Prize official selection Son of Saul, by Hungary’s Laszlo Nemes, will all lock horns for the prize. Jacques Audiard’s 2015 Palme d’Or winner Dheepan and Pedro Almodóvar’s much-loved Julieta round off the selection.

Even if the three LUX-approved films are from different years, the UK release dates of each one of them took place during the year of 2016, which made them qualify for this year’s edition of the awards.

The awards ceremony will take place in London on 12 February. Don’t miss it!