Sep 9, 2012

OSCARs - Foreign Language Film

Foreign Language Film nominations always makes OSCAR nominees more diverse, because mostly their are made in non-Hollywood manner and tell us non-Hollywood stories.

This year 15 countries have already submitted their motion pictures for best Foreign Language Film nominations and they are (Source Wikipedia):

Submitting countryFilm title used in nomination
 BangladeshGhetuputra Kamola[9]
 BelgiumOur Children[10]
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaChildren of Sarajevo[11]
 BrazilThe Clown[12]
 CambodiaLost Loves[14]
 CanadaWar Witch[15]
 ColombiaEl Cartel de los Sapos[17]
 CroatiaCannibal Vegetarian[18]
 Czech RepublicIn the Shadows[19]
 DenmarkA Royal Affair[20]
 Dominican RepublicCheck Mate[21]
 FranceThe Intouchables[24]
 GeorgiaKeep Smiling[25]
 GreeceUnfair World[27]
 Hong KongLife Without Principle[28]
 HungaryJust the Wind[29]
 IcelandThe Deep[30]
 IndonesiaTiny Dancer[32]
 IsraelFill the Void[33]
 ItalyCaesar Must Die[34]
 JapanOur Homeland[35]
 KazakhstanMyn Bala[36]
 KenyaNairobi Half Life[37]
 MacedoniaThe Third Half[38]
 MexicoAfter Lucia[39]
 MoroccoDeath for Sale[40]
 Palestinian territoriesWhen I Saw You[43]
 PeruThe Bad Intentions[44]
 Poland80 Million[46]
 PortugalBlood of My Blood[47]
 RomaniaBeyond the Hills[48]
 RussiaWhite Tiger[49]
 SerbiaWhen Day Breaks[50]
 SlovakiaMade in Ash[51]
 SloveniaA Trip[52]
 South KoreaPietà[53]
 SwedenThe Hypnotist[55]
 TaiwanTouch of the Light[57]
 TurkeyWhere the Fire Burns[59]
 VenezuelaRock, Paper, Scissors[61]
 VietnamThe Scent of Burning Grass[62]

Rest of the countries have announced short-lists to determine future nominees for Academy Award. After Venice film festival movie-goers attentions is drawn to South Korea, which is going to announce its submission quite shortly. One of the Korean short-lists Kim Ki Duk's Pieta champed on Venice FF with golden lion. We probably see that film in Academy nominees short-list too.

All submissions will be announced by Academy of Motion Picture,Arts and Science in October 2012, short lists in mid-January 2013 and nominees on January 24, 2013.

For now, predicted nominees are:

  • Amour (Austria)
  • Tabu (Portugal)
  • Pieta (South Korea)
  • Lore (Australia)




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