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Interview: THE WOUND Director John Trengove Talks FLF Oscar Shortlist and How His Debut Feature Became a Remarkable and Timely Film

Back in October, we watched John Trengove’s debut feature THE WOUND at the BFI London Film Festival and we were truly stunned, moved and impressed by this fascinating film that transported us to a world rarely seen on screen. Immediately, the film jumped into third place in our Foreign Language Film predictions in October and has maintained its strong position ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China

Our fifth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns to Asia, a region that has been regularly absent come nominations day in this category. The reason for this Asian underperformance isn’t quite clear – but it looks like the nominations committee leans towards more European fare as opposed to African and Asian films which may be seen as ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF Contenders from Hungary, Norway and Argentina

Our fourth piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race continues with 3 films that are high in many Oscar watchers’ predictions but we believe they may be over-estimated. Unlike our previous article, which dealt with 3 underdogs flying under the radar, we’re discussing three films that may not be the sure-things some think for reasons we detail below. ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from South Africa, Italy and Spain

Here’s our third piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race. As the BFI London Film Festival comes to a close, we’ve seen three very surprising and sublime FLF contenders that we fell in live with. We’re predicting these 3 films will have strong chances for a nom, not just because we love the storytelling and honest approach in ...

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2019 Oscars: From Spain’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to South Korea’s ‘Burning’ – 16 Foreign Language Films to Keep an Eye on at Cannes

With just 10 days to go until the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, it’s time to look at the potential Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders that will premiere at the festival in its Official In Competition selection, Un Certain Regard, Critics’ Week and Directors’ Fortnight. Also, AwardsWatch will be at the festival bringing you live coverage, previews and ...

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Race Before Cannes

  Following our analysis two weeks ago of next year’s Animated Feature Oscar race, we turn our attention to the 2019 Foreign Language Film race in 2 parts: what has already been seen and what will soon be seen (and covered by AwardsWatch live) at the Cannes Film Festival. In this analysis piece, we take a look at what has ...

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Berlin Film Festival Wrap-up: Our Top 10 Favorite Films

Over the past 12 days, we’ve watched over 25 films at the Berlin Film Festival, a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the most daring, authentic and unique films from all around the world. As we leave Berlin and look forward to Cannes, here’s our round-up of the best 10 films we saw and loved at the Berlinale. Check out ...

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Did the Berlin Film Festival Kick off the 2019 Oscar Race?

  The Berlin Film Festival ended yesterday after a strong competition lineup and a shocking Golden Bear win for Touch Me Not, an explicit film about intimacy and sexual desires. Last year, the Berlinale played a considerable role in launching several Oscar hopefuls, having screened four of the 9 eventual Foreign Language Oscar shortlisted films in addition to Best Picture ...

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