Coordinated by Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish film is one of nine to be advanced for the following phase of the challenge.
The news takes after the film’s prosperity finally end of the week’s European Film Awards in Berlin, where it won six prizes.
Others to advance incorporate Hungary’s contestant On Body and Soul, which won the European on-screen character grant at that occasion.
Movies from Chile, Germany and Israel are additionally among the nine-in number longlist, as are titles from Lebanon, Russia and South Africa.
They incorporate German contestant In the Fade, which won Diane Kruger a best on-screen character grant at Cannes, and Russian film Loveless, which got the celebration’s jury prize.
It’s uplifting news for Senegal as well, whose first accommodation for the honor – Felicite, about a mother engaging to get by in the Congolese capital Kinshasa – stays in the Oscar race until further notice.
In any case, there is no place for Michael Haneke’s Happy End or Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, set forward for the prize by Austria and Cambodia separately.
A record number of 92 nations presented a film for the 2018 prize, among them the United Kingdom.
Iranian title The Salesman was named best outside dialect film at the current year’s Oscars in February.