Previews For All 2013 Foreign Oscar Submissions

Here are the previews for almost all of the 71 Foreign Oscar submissions. A few major international names like Haneke, Shortland, Kaige, To, Taviani Brothers, Hallström, and Mungiu are in the bunch. Otherwise, this year has a tremendous amount of fresh blood and what looks like exciting, creative work. In addition to those by the aforementioned, I’m most looking forward to No, Our Children, Children of Sarajevo, In the Shadow, Purge, Just the Wind, The Third Half, and After Lucia. 


  • Afghanistan, “The Patience Stone,” Atiq Rahimi, director:
  • Albania, “Pharmakon,” Joni Shanaj, director:

  • Algeria, “Zabana!” Said Ould Khelifa, director:
  • Argentina, “Clandestine Childhood,” Benjamín Ávila, director (CLICK TO VIEW)
  • Armenia, “If Only Everyone,” Natalia Belyauskene, director:
  • Australia, “Lore,” Cate Shortland, director:
  • Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director:
  • Azerbaijan, “Buta,” Ilgar Najaf, director:
  • Bangladesh, “Pleasure Boy Komola,” Humayun Ahmed, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Belgium, “Our Children,” Joachim Lafosse, director:
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Children of Sarajevo,” Aida Begic, director (SHORT CLIP)
  • Brazil, “The Clown,” Selton Mello, director:
  • Bulgaria, “Sneakers,” Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, directors (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Cambodia, “Lost Loves,” Chhay Bora, director:
  • Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director:
  • Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director (SHORT CLIP)
  • China, “Caught in the Web,” Chen Kaige, director:
  • Colombia, “The Snitch Cartel,” Carlos Moreno, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Croatia, “Vegetarian Cannibal,” Branko Schmidt, director (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Czech Republic, “In the Shadow,” David Ondrícek, director:
  • Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director:
  • Dominican Republic, “Jaque Mate,” José María Cabral, director (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Estonia, “Mushrooming,” Toomas Hussar, director:
  • Finland, “Purge,” Antti J. Jokinen, director:
  • France, “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors:
  • Georgia, “Keep Smiling,” Rusudan Chkonia, director:
  • Germany, “Barbara,” Christian Petzold, director:
  • Greece, “Unfair World,” Filippos Tsitos, director:
  • Greenland, “Inuk,” Mike Magidson, director:
  • Hong Kong, “Life without Principle,” Johnnie To, director:
  • Hungary, “Just the Wind,” Bence Fliegauf, director:
  • Iceland, “The Deep,” Baltasar Kormákur, director (CLICK TO VIEW)
  • India, “Barfi!” Anurag Basu, director:
  • Indonesia, “The Dancer,” Ifa Isfansyah, director (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Israel, “Fill the Void,” Rama Burshtein, director:
  • Italy, “Caesar Must Die,” Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, directors:
  • Japan, “Our Homeland,” Yang Yonghi, director:
  • Kazakhstan, “Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe,” Akan Satayev, director:
  • Kenya, “Nairobi Half Life,” David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga, director:
  • Kyrgyzstan, “The Empty Home,” Nurbek Egen, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Latvia, “Gulf Stream under the Iceberg,” Yevgeny Pashkevich, director:
  • Lithuania, “Ramin,” Audrius Stonys, director:
  • Macedonia, “The Third Half,” Darko Mitrevski, director:
  • Malaysia, “Bunohan,” Dain Iskandar Said, director:
  • Mexico, “After Lucia,” Michel Franco, director (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Morocco, “Death for Sale,” Faouzi Bensaïdi, director:
  • Netherlands, “Kauwboy,” Boudewijn Koole, director (NO ENG SUBS)
  • Norway, “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors:
  • Palestine, “When I Saw You,” Annemarie Jacir, director:
  • Peru, “The Bad Intentions,” Rosario García-Montero, director:
  • Philippines, “Bwakaw,” Jun Robles Lana, director:
  • Poland, “80 Million,” Waldemar Krzystek, director:
  • Portugal, “Blood of My Blood,” João Canijo, director:
  • Romania, “Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director:
  • Russia, “White Tiger,” Karen Shakhnazarov, director:
  • Serbia, “When Day Breaks,” Goran Paskaljevic, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Singapore, “Already Famous,” Michelle Chong, director:
  • Slovak Republic, “Made in Ash,” Iveta Grófová, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Slovenia, “A Trip,” Nejc Gazvoda, director:
  • South Africa, “Little One,” Darrell James Roodt, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • South Korea, “Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk, director:
  • Spain, “Blancanieves,” Pablo Berger, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Sweden, “The Hypnotist,” Lasse Hallström, director:
  • Switzerland, “Sister,” Ursula Meier, director:
  • Taiwan, “Touch of the Light,” Chang Jung-Chi, director:
  • Thailand, “Headshot,” Pen-ek Ratanaruang, director:
  • Turkey, “Where the Fire Burns,” Ismail Gunes, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Ukraine, “The Firecrosser,” Mykhailo Illienko, director:
  • Uruguay, “The Delay,” Rodrigo Plá, director (UNAVAILABLE)
  • Venezuela, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Hernán Jabes, director:
  • Vietnam, “The Scent of Burning Grass,” Nguyen Huu Muoi, director (NO ENG SUBS)

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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1 Response to Previews For All 2013 Foreign Oscar Submissions

  1. Cem KARAHAN says:

    You can see the film that is Turkey’s official selection for the 85th Academy Awards ” Where The Fire Burns”

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