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2018 Oscars: 7 Observations on the 2018 Foreign Language Film Race

On January 23, the Oscar nominations were revealed in all categories and as expected, there were a few surprises in the Foreign Language Film category. There were surprises, snubs and sure bets that made it in. This year’s race was one of the most interesting to follow and it looks like several important records were broken this year. Here are ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Foreign Language Film Predictions

What a pleasure it has been to write about so many wonderful films from so many countries. Ever since September 2017, AwardsWatch featured contributor has been covering this fascinating rate in weekly analysis articles. And now, just a few days away, the Oscar nominations will finally be announced. Five Foreign Language Films films will be recognized with Oscar nods which ...

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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: Final Predictions for the Foreign Language Film Shortlist

It’s been an exciting 10 weeks during which we analyzed almost 30 films in the Foreign Language Film Oscar race, a number that represents around 30% of the total films in contention. These 30 films included some of the highest-profile and most obscure films vying for the noms, and represented countries from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. While it’s ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing the chances of Foreign Language Film contenders from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Kyrgyzstan

Our sixth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns Eastern Europe with Bulgaria and Bosnia’s Oscar submissions as well as Asia’s Kyrgyzstan. 2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China The three films we’re analyzing this week all seem to have grim, pessimistic takes on the brutality of modern life in their respective countries, whether ...

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