Thursday, January 20, 2011

83rd Academy Awards (2011) - Foreign Language Film Shortlist

As you may be aware, over the past couple of months I have been trying to watch as many of the Best Foreign Language Film submissions as possible.  To date I have only managed to see 28 out of the 65 submissions.  I do have access to about a dozen others but unfortunately they are either without subtitles, or subtitled in a language that I cannot understand.     

Earlier today, the Academy announced the shortlist of nine semi-finalists.  The official final nominees will be selected from these nine films and will be announced on Tuesday, January 25th, along with all the other Oscar nominees.

Denmark, “In a Better World”, Susanne Bier - Winner

Algeria, “Hors la Loi”, Rachid Bouchareb

  Canada, “Incendies”, Denis Villeneuve

Greece, “Dogtooth”, Yorgos Lanthimos 

Japan, “Confessions”, Tetsuya Nakashima

  Mexico, “Biutiful”, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

  South Africa, “Life, above All”, Oliver Schmitz

   Spain, “Tambien la Lluvia”, Iciar Bollain

  Sweden, “Simple Simon”, Andreas Ohman



Movieblog said...

No Belgian one, again :(

Doo said...

I'm hoping to actually seen some of them before the Oscars =]

Virginie Lavallée B said...

I'm pretty excited that Québec is being represented at the Oscars by Denis Villeneuve! I which we could see all the other movies too...

Das Auto! said...

i haven't seen any of them, but perhaps i should. spain's film looks good

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