TF1 Studio handled international sales, Music Box distributed in US earlier this year.
Claire Denis, Thierry Frémaux are on the committee that will decide which French film will head to the Academy Awards.
Mexico has never won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
Lee Chang-dong’s film set the record score on Screen’s jury grid this year.
Proposed award now under review; trimmer three-hour telecast will still go ahead.
Javier Fesser’s comedy follows a basketball coach working with a team of disabled players.
Awards to be handed out at Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on November 18.
The film has its world premiere in Competition at Venice Film Festival.
Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego co-direct after Oscar-nominated Embrace Of The Serpent.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner is director’s biggest hit in Japan and a record-breaker in China.