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LAST CHART UPDATE SEPT 17TH, 2019
Part 2 Germany through Norway
Current predictions | Afghanistan through Georgia | Pakistan through Yemen 

Germany
18 noms | 3 wins (submitting since 1956)

SYSTEM CRASHER
Nora Fingscheidt

118 minutes
German 

No US Distribution Yet

A drama about a 9 year old wild child that Child Protective Services can't figure out what to do with. This is the first narrative feature from a 36 year old female director (who previously made docs and shorts). This film won the Silver Bear at Berlinale.

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Greece
5 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1957)

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Guatemalan
never nominated (submitting rarely since 1994)
 

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Hong Kong
2 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1959)
 

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Hungary
9 noms | 2 wins (submitting since 1965)
 

THOSE WHO REMAINED
Barnabas Toth

83 minutes
Hungarian 

No US Distribution Yet

A post Holocaust drama about a young girl and the healing power of love.

 

Iceland
1 nomination

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India
3 noms (submitting since 1957)
 

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Indonesia
never nominated (submitting since 1987)

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They have three finalists: Ave Maryam, Memories of My Body, and 27 Steps of May

Iran
3 noms | 2 wins
(submitting since 1977)
 

FINDING FARIDEH
Kourosh Ataee & Azadeh Moussavi

89 minutes
 Persian, Dutch, and English

No US Distribution Yet

A documentary about an adopted Dutch woman travelling to Iran in search of her birth parents.

Iraq
never nominated (submitting since 2005)
 

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Ireland
never nominated
(submitting since 2007)
 

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Israel
10 noms | 0 wins (submitting since 1964)

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With the Ophir nominations announced we know that the submission with probably be either Love Trilogy Unchained, Incitement, Tel Aviv on Fire or Working Woman. Sadly the Berinale winner Synonyms is now out of the mix. 

Italy
28 noms | 11 wins | 3 honoraries (sumitting since 1956)

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They have announced 5 finalists: The Traitor, The Vice of Hope, the festival hit Martin Eden (which we think will be the one), plus Piranhas (currently playing in the US), and Romuls & Remus: The First King

Ivory Coast
1 nom | 1 win
(submitting rarely since 1976)
 

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Japan
12 noms | 1 win | 3 honoraries
(submitting since 1956)

WEATHERING WITH YOU
Makota Shinkai
Official Site 

111 minutes
Japanese 

Opening in the US in early 2020 from GKids

Like its predecessor Your Name, this film is about a highschool boy and girl who meet under possibly magic circumstances. Can she control the weather?

 

 

Jordan
1 nom
(submitting since 2008)

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Kazakhstan
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1992)

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Kenya
never nominated (submitting since 2012)

SUBIRA
Ravneet Sippy Chadha

99 minutes
Swahili & English 

No US Distribution Yet

A girl dreams of swimming in the ocean but it's against the local customs.

Kosovo
never nominated (submitting since 2014)

ZANA
Antoneta Kastrati

97 minutes
Albanian 

No US Distribution Yet

A woman is pressured to address her infertility problems while haunted by wartime brutality

Kyrgysztan
never nominated (submitting since 1998)

AURORA
Bekzat Permatov

98 minutes
Kyrgyz and Russian

No US Distribution Yet

Set in the time span of one day in a sanatorium (the title name) that is a metaphor for the country itself

 

Latvia
never nominated
(submitting since 1992)

THE MOVER
Davis Simanis Jr

90 minutes
Latvian, German, Yiddish

No US Distribution Yet

Historical drama about a family trying to save Jews during World War II.

Lebanon

 2 nominations
(submitting since 1978)

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Lithuania
never nominated (submitting since 2006)

BRIDGES OF TIME
Kristine Briede & Audrius Stonys

78 minutes
Estonian, Latvian, & Lithuanian 

No US Distribution Yet

A documentary essay on the cinematic poets of the Baltic New Wave.

Luxembourg
never nominated (submitting since 1997)

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North Macedonia
1 nomination
(submitting since 1994)

HONEYLAND
Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov

Read Our Review

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Turkish

Currently in US Release

More to come

 

Malawi
first submission!
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Malaysia
never nominated
(submitting since 2004)

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Mexico
8 noms / 1 win
(submitting since 1957)

THE CHAMBERMAID
Lila Alviles

??? min
Spanish

Currently in US Release

Not Selected
Mexico had announced 10 finalists which also included The Good Girls, and Chicuarotes

Mongolia
never nominated
(submitting since 2003)


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Montenegro
never nominated
(submitting since 2013)

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Morocco
never nominated (submitting since 1977)

ADAM
Maryam Touzani

98 minutes
Arabic

No US Distribution Yet

A drama about a mother and daughter and a pregnant woman who knocks on their bakery door.

Nepal
1 nom | 0 wins
(submitting since 1999)

BULBUL
Binod Padel

95 minutes
Nepali 

No US Distribution Yet

A young mother with a long-missing husband falls in love with another man in this romantic drama

The Netherlands
7 noms | 3 wins
(submitting since 1959)

INSTINCT
Halina Reijn

Read Our Review

108 minutes
Dutch 

No US Distribution Yet

The mesmerizing Carice Van Houten (Black Book, Game of Thrones, Valkyrie) stars in this thriller about a psychologist and a sex offender. This is a directorial debut from the actress Halina Reijn (Zus & Zo, Valkyrie)

Not Selected:Here were the other 8 finalists.

New Zealand
never nominated
(submitting since 2011)

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Norway
5 nominations
(submitting since 1957)

OUT STEALING HORSES
Hans Petter Moland

123 minutes
Norwegian, Swedish

No US Distribution Yet

This drama is set in two time frames. One involves a grieving widower and his neighbor and the other is the man as a young boy in Nazi-occupied Norway during WW II. Stellan Skarsgård and Tobias Santelmann star.

It recently won the Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film