63 Films Eligible for Best Foreign Film Oscar

Looks like a great list that will bring light to a number of obscurities from around the world. No easy major directorial players (save a few with smaller projects) that I know of. Bela Tarr and Aki Kauismaki will draw attention from cinephiles though I wonder how much sway they have with the Academy.

Iran’s entry, A Separation, is the early favorite.



The 2011 submissions are after the cut:

  • Albania, “Amnesty,” Bujar Alimani
  • Argentina, “Aballay,” Fernando Spiner
  • Austria, “Breathing,” Karl Markovics
  • Belgium, “Bullhead,” Michael R. Roskam
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,”Belvedere,” Ahmed Imamovic
  • Brazil, “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” José Padilha
  • Bulgaria, “Tilt,” Viktor Chouchkov, Jr.
  • Canada, “Monsieur Lazhar,” Philippe Falardeau
  • Chile, “Violeta Went to Heaven,” Andrés Wood
  • China, “The Flowers of War,” Zhang Yimou
  • Colombia, “The Colors of the Mountain,” Carlos César Arbeláez
  • Croatia, “72 Days,” Danilo Serbedzija
  • Cuba, “Havanastation,” Ian Padrón
  • Czech Republic,”Alois Nebel,” Tomás Lunák
  • Denmark, “Superclásico,” Ole Christian Madsen
  • Dominican Republic,”Love Child,” Leticia Tonos
  • Egypt, “Lust,” Khaled el Hagar
  • Estonia, “Letters to Angel,” Sulev Keedus
  • Finland, “Le Havre,” Aki Kaurismäki
  • France, “Declaration of War,” Valérie Donzelli
  • Georgia, “Chantrapas,” Otar Iosseliani
  • Germany, “Pina,” Wim Wenders
  • Greece, “Attenberg,” Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Hong Kong, “A Simple Life,” Ann Hui
  • Hungary, “The Turin Horse,” Béla Tarr
  • Iceland, “Volcano,” Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • India, “Abu, Son of Adam,” Salim Ahamed
  • Indonesia, “Under the Protection of Ka’Bah,” Hanny R. Saputra
  • Iran, “A Separation,” Asghar Farhadi
  • Ireland, “As If I Am Not There,” Juanita Wilson
  • Israel, “Footnote,” Joseph Cedar, director;
  • Italy, “Terraferma,” Emanuele Crialese
  • Japan, “Postcard,” Kaneto Shindo
  • Kazakhstan, “Returning to the ‘A,’” Egor Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky
  • Lebanon, “Where Do We Go Now?” Nadine Labaki
  • Lithuania, “Back to Your Arms,” Kristijonas Vildziunas
  • Macedonia, “Punk Is Not Dead,” Vladimir Blazevski
  • Mexico, “Miss Bala,” Gerardo Naranjo
  • Morocco, “Omar Killed Me,” Roschdy Zem
  • Netherlands, “Sonny Boy,” Maria Peters
  • New Zealand,”The Orator,” Tusi Tamasese
  • Norway, “Happy, Happy,” Anne Sewitsky (previous post)
  • Peru, “October,” Diego Vega and Daniel Vega
  • Philippines, “The Woman in the Septic Tank,” Marlon N. Rivera
  • Poland, “In Darkness,” Agnieszka Holland
  • Portugal, “José and Pilar,” Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
  • Romania, “Morgen,” Marian Crisan
  • Russia, “Burnt by the Sun 2: The Citadel,” Nikita Mikhalkov
  • Serbia, “Montevideo: Taste of a Dream,” Dragan Bjelogrlić
  • Singapore, “Tatsumi,” Eric Khoo, director;
  • Slovak Republic,”Gypsy,” Martin Sulík
  • South Africa,”Beauty,” Oliver Hermanus
  • South Korea,”The Front Line,” Jang Hun
  • Spain, “Black Bread,” Agusti Villaronga
  • Sweden, “Beyond,” Pernilla August
  • Switzerland, “Summer Games,” Rolando Colla
  • Taiwan, “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale,” Wei Te-sheng
  • Thailand, “Kon Khon,” Sarunyu Wongkrachang
  • Turkey, “Once upon a Time in Anatolia,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • United Kingdom,”Patagonia,” Marc Evans
  • Uruguay, “The Silent House,” Gustavo Hernández
  • Venezuela, “Rumble of the Stones,” Alejandro Bellame Palacios
  • Vietnam, “The Prince and the Pagoda Boy,” Luu Trong Ninh
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