Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara

Germany’s official 2013 Foreign Language Film submission, directed by Christian Petzold, summarized by Alt Film Guide. Starring Nina Hoss, the political/romantic drama Barbara earned Petzold the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlin Film Festival....
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

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

Believe the raves. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within lives up to these promo quotes.
Posted On 27 Oct 2011

63 Foreign Language Films vie for Oscar

Updated via press release. Beverly Hills, CA – Sixty-three countries, including first-time entrant New Zealand, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®. The 2011 submissions are: Albania, “Amnesty,”...
Posted On 13 Oct 2011

Spain chooses Pa Negre as its Oscar export

Thanks to our pal iggy for tipping us to Spain’s official Oscar submission, Pa Negre (Black Bread) which he summarizes thusly: a terrific (but not your typical) coming of age movie during Spanish Civil Post-War with an amazing female ensemble and dealing with sexual...
Posted On 28 Sep 2011

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 submission. After its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Le Havre won the Fipresci prize and the special mention of the Ecumenical Jury. It was...
Posted On 14 Sep 2011

Portugal's Oscar submission: José e Pilar

(Thanks to JF) Poster after the cut.
Posted On 09 Sep 2011

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 his career-best performance in Biutiful at the DGA Theater.¬† Penn called it the “best performance since Brando in The Last Tango in Paris.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu...
Posted On 06 Dec 2010

65 submissions for Best Foreign Language Film

From Oscar.org. Thanks to Kevin K. 65 countries vie for 2010 Foreign Language Film Oscar® Beverly Hills, CA (October 13, 2010) — Sixty-five countries, including first-time entrants Ethiopia and Greenland, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film...
Posted On 13 Oct 2010