Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Nine Foreign Language Finalists

From Oscarwatch:

Beverly Hills, CA — Nine films will advance in the voting process in the Foreign Language Film category for the 79th Academy Awards®. Sixty-one films had originally qualified in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
Algeria, “Days of Glory,” Rachid Bouchareb, director
Canada, “Water,” Deepa Mehta, director
Denmark, “After the Wedding,” Susanne Bier, director
France, “Avenue Montaigne,” Daniele Thompson, director
Germany, “The Lives of Others,” Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director
Mexico, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Guillermo del Toro, director
The Netherlands, “Black Book,” Paul Verhoeven, director
Spain, “Volver,” Pedro Almodovar, director
Switzerland, “Vitus,” Fredi M. Murer, director



What? Where's Hong Kong's The Banquet?

Anyway, my predictions for the final five are:

DAYS OF GLORY (Algeria)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany)
PAN'S LABYRINTH (Mexico)
VOLVER (Spain)
WATER (Canada)

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