7 potential Best Foreign Language Film finalists
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7 potential Best Foreign Language Film finalists

The race for Best Foreign Language Film is as heated as it’s ever been this…

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Czech Republic swaps entry for Oscar consideration
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Czech Republic swaps entry for Oscar consideration

The Academy has vetted the list of submissions for Best Foreign Language Film and found…

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Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad is Russia’s Oscar entry
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Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad is Russia’s Oscar entry

A bit behind the curve on this news, I posted the trailer for Fedor Bondarchuk’s…

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Yuya Ishii’s The Great Passage is Japan’s Oscar entry
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Yuya Ishii’s The Great Passage is Japan’s Oscar entry

(Thanks to glimmer for the tip) (NipponCinema) The seven-member Japan Movie Producers Association has nominated…

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The Wall, Austria’s official Oscar entry
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No Oscar slot for Blue is the Warmest Color?
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No Oscar slot for Blue is the Warmest Color?

Deadline is reporting that Palme d’Or winner Blue is the the Warmest Color will miss…

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9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar
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9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in…

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Interview: The Intouchable’s Omar Sy
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Interview: The Intouchable’s Omar Sy

71 countries vie for 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar
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71 countries vie for 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films…

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Iran to boycott 2013 Oscars over anti-Islamic film
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Iran to boycott 2013 Oscars over anti-Islamic film

Ugh. In case you need a reminder what a government tangled up with religious fundamentalists…

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France submits The Intouchables for Best Foreign Language Film
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France submits The Intouchables for Best Foreign Language Film

With three prestigious French language films in play this year, how did a crowd-pleasing international…

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Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara
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Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara

Germany’s official 2013 Foreign Language Film submission, directed by Christian Petzold, summarized by Alt Film…

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Brazil's Oscar hopeful, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
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Brazil's Oscar hopeful, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Believe the raves. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within lives up to these promo quotes.

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63 Foreign Language Films vie for Oscar
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63 Foreign Language Films vie for Oscar

Updated via press release. Beverly Hills, CA – Sixty-three countries, including first-time entrant New Zealand,…

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Spain chooses Pa Negre as its Oscar export
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Spain chooses Pa Negre as its Oscar export

Thanks to our pal iggy for tipping us to Spain’s official Oscar submission, Pa Negre…

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Aki Kaurismaki's Le Havre is Finland's Oscar bid
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Aki Kaurismaki's Le Havre is Finland's Oscar bid

Finland’s Oscar selection jury today announced Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre as the country’s official Oscar…

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The Netherlands Oscar submission: Sonny Boy
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Portugal's Oscar submission: José e Pilar
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Pulling out the Big Guns: Sean Penn Backs Javier Bardem
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Pulling out the Big Guns: Sean Penn Backs Javier Bardem

Yesterday, Sean Penn hosted a post-screening Q&A with Javier Bardem who was there to promote…

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Biutiful trailer
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