Everything You Wanted to Know About the Foreign Language Film Category... *But Were Afraid to Ask
It's official. 85 countries will compete for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The 85 films will be narrowed down to 9 finalist in December with the actual nominations announced in January.
Are they any changes from our previous elaborate chart tracking? Yes. There are always a few surprises. Previously announced titles that are not on the list for reasons we're not sure about yet are Afghanistan's Parting , Armenia's The Earthquake and Tunisia's As I Open My Eyes. Titles that we didn't have advanced notice about that are on the list are Cambodia's Before the Fall and Yemen's I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced which is Yemen's very first submission.
Here are all the trailers in one place. We're helpful that way...
Tis the season of wondering what the Academy's Foreign Language Film committees might take a shine to. While you enjoy this we'll be polishing up the Official Submission Charts to make them cleaner now that the Academy has made things official.
Which of these 85 films are you eager to see? Which do you think Oscar might also warm to?
Albania to Finland
(see the chart for more on these films)
ALGERIA The Well
ARGENTINA The Distinguished Citizen
AUSTRIA Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
BANGLADESH The Unnamed
BELGIUM The Ardennes
BOLIVIA Sealed Cargo
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Death in Sarajevo
BRAZIL Little Secret
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CAMBODIA Before the Fall
CANADA It's Only the End of the World
CHINA Xuan Zang
COLOMBIA Alias Maria
COSTA RICA About Us
CROATIA On the Other Side
CUBA The Companion
CZECH REPUBLIC Lost in Munich
DENMARK Land of Mine
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Sugar Fields
ECUADOR Such is the Life in the Tropics
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FINLAND The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
France to the Netherlands
(for more on these films see the chart)
GEORGIA House of Others
GERMANY Toni Erdmann
HONG KONG Port of Call
HUNGARY Kills on Wheels
INDONESIA Letters from Prague
IRAN The Salesman
IRAQ El Clasico
ISRAEL Sand Storm
ITALY Fire at Sea