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Slovenia Chooses 9:06 for Oscar

Slovenia Chooses 9:06 for Oscar

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From Screen: “The Slovenian Film Fund announced today that the country‚Äôs submission for the best Foreign Language film Academy Award is Igor Sterk‚Äôs 9:06.”

Biutiful Just Announced as Mexico’s Oscar Entry

Biutiful Just Announced as Mexico’s Oscar Entry

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The news just came in that Biutiful, starring Javier Bardem in a career-best performance – co-written and directed Alejandro Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu,was just chosen as Mexico’s official entry to the foreign language Oscar race. Biutiful was one of the best films I saw at Cannes this year. Most bloggers were down on it, unfortunately, which caused me to freak out and act like a bitch on Twitter (“sometimes being a bitch…

Nathaniel’s Foreign Language Submissions

Nathaniel’s Foreign Language Submissions

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No one compiles as thorough a list as Nathaniel Rogers every year for foreign language submissions. He’s put them up, many of them with posters, for your reference: Albania to France Germany to the Netherlands Norway to Vietnam Nathaniel has also compiled a short list of foreign films he thinks will be nominated and I think I agree 100% on his police work, Lou. Of Gods and Men – France…

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

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Jeremie lets us know that France has submitted Of Gods and Men as its official Oscar contender. The film involves Cistercian monks living in a mission in Algeria who face challenges when confronted by local Muslim fundamentalists.

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

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Dominik tips us to Germany’s announcement of its choice for Oscar submission, Die Fremde (When We Leave). Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (Low-quality video with sketchy hand-made English subs, after the cut.)

Foreign Language Film Submission: Hungary’s Bibliotheque Pascal

Foreign Language Film Submission: Hungary’s Bibliotheque Pascal

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(Official trailer in Hungarian but for those of us who don’t speak Hungarian there are subtitles in Czech.) In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins—and the movie we watch—is a wild, surreal adventure in which people are able to project and enter each other’s dreams, and our…