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87 Countries to Compete for Foreign Language Film Oscar

The final list is in and 87 countries have qualified to compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar.  Afghanistan’s entry, Rona, Azim’s Mother, was not on the final list. No reason was given for its omission. This year features two countries entering for the first time; Malawi and Niger.  60 of the 87 selections come from directors having their films submitted …

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar race

The Foreign Language Film Oscar is fully underway with the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals already providing us with a wealth of contenders and plenty to talk about. I chatted with AwardsWatch’s foreign correspondent Mina Takla on what the state of the race is right now. EA: We’re at the halfway point of the year and we just got the …

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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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2018 Berlin Film Festival Review: Malgorzata Szumowska’s masterful and uncompromising ‘Mug’ (‘Twarz’)

Synopsis: Story of the first Polish citizen to undergo a face transplant. Malgorzata Szumowska’s MUG is a fascinating, unflinching and dark look at Polish society today. Never exploitative, melodramatic or weepy, Szumowska delivers what is one of the best films of the Berlinale this year, a film that’s as brutal as LOVELESS in its harsh critique of Polish society and …

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2018 Oscars: Record 92 Countries to Compete for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 92 countries will compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal, and Syria are first-time entrants. There were no disqualifications this year. Just like last year with My Life as a Zucchini, Switzerland was the first official Foreign Language Film Oscar submission of the year. The film is about a group of …

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2017 Oscars: FULL LIST of Foreign Language Film Oscar Submissions

The first official Foreign Language Film Oscar submission for 2017 was Switzerland with My Life as a Courgette. The film is also in contention for Animated Feature and could make either or (less likely) both. The French stop-motion feature is adapted from a children’s novel about an orphan trying to adapt to life in a group home. The final films to submit were Malaysia, …

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2015 Oscars Poll: Which Five Foreign Language Film Finalists Will Be Oscar Nominated?

The finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar are in and not without some surprising inclusions (the Golden Globe-nominated Tangerines from Estonia) and some shocking snubs (Canada’s Mommy, Belgium’s Two Days, One Night and Turkey’s Winter Sleep). Film: Wild Tales, ARGENTINA Oscar History: 6 nominations with 2 wins. The only Latin American winning country. First time by director Damien Szifron. Since …

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