Sunday, November 21, 2010

The 83rd Academy Awards (2011) - Foreign Language Film Submission List

Last month, the official selections were announced for the Foreign Language Film category at the 83rd Academy Awards.

On January 25, 2011, this list will be whittled down to five finalists when the official nominees are announced.

This year there were sixty-five films submitted including two countries making their first ever entries - Ethiopia and Greenland.

Here is the list:
Albania - East, West, East
Gjergj Xhuvani
Azerbaijan - The Precinct
Ilgar Safat
Bangladesh - Third Person Singular Number
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki *
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Circus Columbia
Danis Tanovic *
Brazil - Lula, the Son of Brazil
Fabio Barreto *
Costa Rica - Of Love and Other Demons
Hilda Hidalgo
Croatia - The Blacks
Goran Devic and Zvonimir Juric *
Czech Republic - Kawasaki’s Rose
Jan Hrebejk*
Egypt - Messages from the Sea
Daoud Abdel Sayed*
Ethiopia - The Athlete
Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew
Finland - Steam of Life
Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen *
Georgia - Street Days
Levan Koguashvili
Greenland - Nuummioq
Otto Rosing and Torben Bech
Iran - Farewell Baghdad
Mehdi Naderi
Iraq - Son of Babylon
Mohamed Al-Daradji
Kyrgyzstan - The Light Thief
Aktan Arym Kubat
Latvia - Hong Kong Confidential
Maris Martinsons
Macedonia - Mothers
Milcho Manchevski
Puerto Rico - Miente
Rafael Mercado
Slovakia - Hranica
Jaroslav Vojtek
South Africa - Life, above All
Oliver Schmitz
Switzerland - La Petite Chambre
Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond
Uruguay - La Vida Util
Federico Veiroj




Quite a long list, but I endeavor to watch and blog about as many of these that I can locate in the next little while.  42/65

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