Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

58 Films Eligible for Golden Globe Foreign Film

Blue is the Warmest Color's Adèle Exarchopoulos basks in the Golden glow of Globe eligibility
Blue is the Warmest Color‘s Adèle Exarchopoulos basks in the Golden glow of Globe eligibility

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (aka the Golden Globes) add another feather in their cap (along with an open bar awards show) by revealing their eligible selections for the Foreign Film Globe. Since the HPFA don’t follow the ridiculous restriction of allowing only a single film from each country to be submitted, what we have are films that didn’t get selected by their country’s Oscar selection committee and multiple titles from China, Canada, Finland, France, Greece and Japan.

Most notable on the list is the year’s most buzzed about and most controversial film, France’s Blue is the Warmest Color. Since the film didn’t make its theatrical debut before the cutoff date it could not be considered France’s Oscar submission (Renoir is, which is also eligible here). The film is widely considered to be a shoe-in for a nomination and a possible win here.

Adding further confusion to the mix, The Broken Circle Breakdown is here as a submission from the Netherlands despite being a Belgian film (where it was submitted for the Oscars). Other high profile choices like Japan’s The Wind Rises from Hayao Miyazaki and Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush (which was disqualified for having debuted on television) make the cut here and are viable contenders.

The list:

  • Argentina: “The German Doctor”
  • Australia: “The Rocket”
  • Canada: “Another House”
  • Canada: “Gabrielle”
  • Chile: “Gloria”
  • Chile: “The Vineyard”
  • China: “Back to 1942”
  • China/USA: “Man of Tai Chi”
  • China: “Fall of Ming”
  • China: “A Touch of Sin”
  • Czech Republic: “Burning Bush”
  • Denmark: “The Hunt”
  • Finland: “Above Dark Waters”
  • Finland: “The Disciple”
  • Finland: “”8-Ball”
  • France: “Augustine”
  • France: “Blue is the Warmest Color”
  • France: Ernest & Celestine”
  • France: “Populaire”
  • France: “Renoir”
  • Germany: “Two Lives”
  • Greece: “Boy Eating the Bird’s Food”
  • Greece: “What If”
  • Hong Kong: “The Grandmaster”
  • Hungary: “Aglaya”
  • Hungary: “The Notebook”
  • India: “The Lunchbox”
  • Iran: “The Past”
  • Israel: “Bethlehem”
  • Italy: “The Great Beauty”
  • Italy: “The Mother”
  • Japan: “Like Father, Like Son”
  • Japan: “The Wind Rises”
  • Latvia: “Mother, I Love You”
  • Lebanon: “The Attack”
  • Mexico: “Instructions Are Not Included”
  • Mexico: “The Last Call”
  • Mexico: “We Are Nobles”
  • Moldova: “All God’s Children”
  • Morocco: “Horses of God”
  • The Netherlands: “The Broken Circle Breakdown”
  • Norway: “I Am Yours”
  • Palestine: “Omar”
  • Peru: “The Cleaner”
  • The Philippines: “Thy Womb”
  • The Philippines: “Transit”
  • Poland: “Walesa. Man of Hope”
  • Romania: “Child’s Pose”
  • Russia: “Stalingrad”
  • Saudi Arabia: “Wadjda”
  • Senegal/France: “Tey” (“Today”)
  • Serbia: “Circles”
  • Singapore: “Ilo Ilo”
  • South Korea: “Juvenile Offender”
  • Spain: “15 Years and One Day”
  • Spain: “I’m So Excited!”
  • Switzerland: “More Than Honey”
  • Turkey: “The Butterfly’s Dream”
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