And the foreign film Oscar goes to...

2011-10-14 10:08

Los Angeles – Films from 63 countries have entered the race for the this year’s Foreign Language film Oscar, the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced yesterday.

The applicants included a first-ever entry in the competition from New Zealand as well as entries from 62 other countries from Albania to Vietnam.

A special Academy committee will choose five nominees on January 24 and the winner of the Oscar will be announced at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 26.

The full list of this year’s submissions and the director or directors is as follows: 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 Padron;

Czech Republic,Alois Nebel, Tomás Lunak; Denmark, Superclasico, Ole Christian Madsen; Dominican Republic, Love Child, Leticia Tonos; Egypt, Lust, Khaled el Hagar; Estonia, Letters to Angel, Sulev Keedus; Finland, Le Havre, Aki Kaurismaki; France, Declaration of War, Valerie 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, Beela Tarr; Iceland, Volcano, Runar Runarsson; 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; 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; Peru, October, Diego Vega and Daniel Vega;

Philippines, The Woman in the Septic Tank, Marlon N. Rivera; Poland, In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland; Portugal, Jose and Pilar, Miguel Goncalves Mendes; Romania, Morgen, Marian Crisan; Russia, Burnt by the Sun 2: The Citadel, Nikita Mikhalkov; Serbia, Montevideo: Taste of a Dream, Dragan Bjelogrlic;

Singapore, Tatsumi, Eric Khoo; Slovak Republic, Gypsy, Martin Sulik; 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 Hernandez; Venezuela, Rumble of the Stones, Alejandro Bellame Palacios; and Vietnam, The Prince and the Pagoda Boy, Luu Trong Ninh. 

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