Leviathan and Ida Big with European Film Award Nominations


From HR: EUROPEAN FILM Force Majeure Sweden/Denmark/France/Norway Ida Poland/Denmark Leviathan Russia Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium Winter Sleep Turkey/France/Germany EUROPEAN COMEDY Carmina & Amen Spain Le Week-End U.K. The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer Italy EUROPEAN DIRECTOR Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Winter Sleep Steven Knight ...

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Xavier Dolan’s Magnificent Mommy Enters the Oscar Race


Canada has chosen Xavier Dolan’s Mommy as their official submission to the foreign language Oscar competition.  With so much to despair about the lack of inspiration in filmmaking, Dolan bursts through convention by reinventing his own brand of storytelling, using pure imagination and innovation to create something unlike anything else you’ll ...

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Leviathan Trailer Drops


Leviathan looks to be one of the strongest contenders for foreign language film but it hasn’t yet been selected as the country’s official submission. If it isn’t submitted it could still get in but it’s a harder climb. Exclusive over at Hitfix:

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Asghar Farhadi and The Past

Two years ago, A Separation took Asghar Farhadi from being an acclaimed filmmaker in his native Iran, to a renowned figure in global cinema. The film won dozens of awards worldwide, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, in addition to Farhadi being nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Farhadi’s ...

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Foreign Language Short List

Belgium, “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen, director; Bosnia and Herzegovina, “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,” Danis Tanovic, director; Cambodia, “The Missing Picture,” Rithy Panh, director; Denmark, “The Hunt,” Thomas Vinterberg, director; Germany, “Two Lives,” Georg Maas, director; Hong Kong, “The Grandmaster,” Wong Kar-wai, director; ...

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76 Countries in Competition For 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar

The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German Doctor,” Lucía Puenzo, director; Australia, “The Rocket,” Kim Mordaunt, director; Austria, “The Wall,” Julian Pölsler, director; Azerbaijan, “Steppe Man,” Shamil Aliyev, director; Bangladesh, “Television,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, director; ...

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