Foreign Language Oscar List

Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada (@triflic)
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Foreign Language Oscar List
While I do not think that something as edgy or unusual as Giorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (pictured above) will make the 'final five' short list, but kudos to Greece for throwing it out there.  Perhaps something like Tetsuya Nakashima's Confessions will make the cut despite its similarly unsettling subject matter.  Either way, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did put out a big release yesterday with all of their Foreign Language film submissions, 65 of them in total even Greenland, from various countries.  Many of these films have reviews in our archives.

Albania, East West East, Gjergj Xhuvani
Algeria, Hors la Loi ("Outside the Law"), Rachid Bouchareb
Argentina, Carancho, Pablo Trapero
Austria, La Pivellina, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Azerbaijan, The Precinct, Ilgar Safat
Bangladesh, Third Person Singular Number, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Belgium, Illegal, Olivier Masset-Depasse
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Circus Columbia, Danis Tanovic
Brazil, Lula the Son of Brazil, Fabio Barreto
Bulgaria, Eastern Plays, Kamen Kalev
Canada, Incendies, Denis Villeneuve
Chile, The Life of Fish, Matias Bize
China, Aftershock, Feng Xiaogang
Colombia, Crab Trap, Oscar Ruiz Navia
Costa Rica, Of Love and Other Demons, Hilda Hidalgo
Croatia, The Blacks, Goran Devic and Zvonimir Juric
Czech Republic, Kawasaki's Rose, Jan Hrebejk
Denmark, In a Better World, Susanne Bier
Egypt, Messages from the Sea, Daoud Abdel Sayed
Estonia, The Temptation of St. Tony, Veiko Ounpuu
Ethiopia, The Athlete, Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew
Finland, Steam of Life, Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen
France, Of Gods and Men, Xavier Beauvois
Georgia, Street Days, Levan Koguashvili
Germany, When We Leave, Feo Aladag
Greece, Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos
Greenland, Nuummioq, Otto Rosing and Torben Bech
Hong Kong, Echoes of the Rainbow, Alex Law
Hungary, Bibliotheque, Pascal Szabolcs Hajdu
Iceland, Mamma Gogo, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
India, Peepli [Live], Anusha Rizvi
Indonesia, How Funny (Our Country Is), Deddy Mizwar
Iran, Farewell Baghdad, Mehdi Naderi
Iraq, Son of Babylon, Mohamed Al-Daradji
Israel, The Human Resources Manager, Eran Riklis
Italy, La Prima Cosa Bella ("The First Beautiful Thing"), Paolo Virzi
Japan, Confessions, Tetsuya Nakashima
Kazakhstan, Strayed, Akan Satayev
Korea, A Barefoot Dream, Tae-kyun Kim
Kyrgyzstan, The Light Thief, Aktan Arym Kubat
Latvia, Hong Kong Confidential, Maris Martinsons
Macedonia, Mothers, Milcho Manchevski
Mexico, Biutiful, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Netherlands, Tirza, Rudolf van den Berg
Nicaragua, La Yuma, Florence Jaugey
Norway, The Angel, Margreth Olin
Peru, Undertow ("Contracorriente"), Javier Fuentes-Leon
Philippines, Noy, Dondon S. Santos and Rodel Nacianceno
Poland, All That I Love, Jacek Borcuch
Portugal, To Die Like a Man, Joao Pedro Rodrigues
Puerto Rico, Miente ("Lie"), Rafael Mercado
Romania, If I Want to Whistle I Whistle, Florin Serban
Russia, The Edge, Alexey Uchitel
Serbia, Besa Srdjan, Karanovic
Slovakia, Hranica ("The Border"), Jaroslav Vojtek
Slovenia, 9:06, Igor Sterk
South Africa, Life above All, Oliver Schmitz
Spain, Tambien la Lluvia ("Even the Rain"), Iciar Bollain
Sweden, Simple Simon, Andreas Ohman
Switzerland, La Petite Chambre, Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond
Taiwan, Monga, Chen-zer Niu
Thailand, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Turkey, Bal ("Honey"), Semih Kaplanoglu
Uruguay, La Vida, Util Federico Veiroj
Venezuela, Hermano, Marcel Rasquin

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