Colette, a short film in the Oculus VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary this year.
Presented by Respawn Entertainment of Oculus Studios and Electronic Arts, the game was later acquired by The Guardian and attracted attention when it won an Oscar for its video game industry project for the first time.
Increased interest in the game is expected
Colette, directed by Anthony Giacchino; Colette plays Marin-Catherine, who returns to Germany to visit a slave labor camp where her brother was killed for the first time since the end of The Second World War and survived the French Resistance.
The documentary is available in traditional 2D format, whether you watch it in the Oculus TV app or elsewhere.
“The real hero here is Colette herself, who shares her story with integrity and strength,” Oculus Studios production manager Mike Doran said in a statement. As we see in the film, resistance takes courage. But it can take even more for one to face one’s past. Allowing us to protect this pilgrimage for future generations was a real act of courage and trust. We hope that this award and the scope of the film, as Colette says, means that everyone who resists, as well as Jean-Pierre’s memory, will no longer be lost in Dora’s Night and Fog.”
“It’s a real honor to be nominated and an incredible moment to win. We are humbled by this recognition of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and would like to offer our sincere congratulations to all our fellow candidates. It’s a privilege to be there for you.”
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was not well received as a video game, with many reviews highlighting large system requirements and a 170GB setup size. However, now that one of these films has won an Oscar, the project may receive more positive attention than before.