9 Films Advance in Foreign Language Race

AMPAS released its shortlist of nine films that will compete for five nomination slots when the nominations are announced Tuesday morning.

There are some circles protesting the absence of Mexico's Miss Bala and Finland's wonderful Le Havre, but with Iran's A Separation on the list I can't really complain.

Here is this year's shortlist:

  • Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; 
  • Canada, "Monsieur Lazhar," Philippe Falardeau, director; 
  • Denmark, "Superclásico," Ole Christian Madsen, director; 
  • Germany, "Pina," Wim Wenders, director;
  • Iran, "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi, director;
  • Israel, "Footnote," Joseph Cedar, director; 
  • Morocco, "Omar Killed Me," Roschdy Zem, director; 
  • Poland, "In Darkness," Agnieszka Holland, director; 
  • Taiwan, "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale," Wei Te-sheng, director.
Nominations will be announced Tuesday, January 24, and 8:30 am EST (5:30 am PST).


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