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Nine Foreign Films Continue the Oscar Race

Posted December 21, 2012 05:21 PM by Webmaster

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has revealed their short list for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. 71 films were submitted for consideration earlier this year. Now nine films have advanced to the next round of voting.

The final nominations will be announced on January 10th.

Below is a list with the remaining nine films:

Austria – Amour, dir Michael Haneke;
Canada – War Witch, dir Kim Nguyen;
Chile – No, dir Pablo Larraín;
Denmark – A Royal Affair, dir Nikolaj Arcel;
France – The Intouchables, dirs Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano;
Iceland – The Deep, dir Baltasar Kormákur;
Norway – Kon-Tiki, dirs. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg;
Romania – Beyond The Hills, dir Cristian Mungiu;
Switzerland – Sister, dir Ursula Meier.


Note: A complete list with the 71 films that were submitted for consideration earlier this year could be seen here.


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metamorphic
 - Dec 21, 2012

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Good to see Amour there and Michael Haneke getting appreciated.

Doomnaut
 - Dec 21, 2012

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No Holy Motors? Figures.

RBBrittain
 - Dec 22, 2012

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@Doomnaut: Holy Motors was knocked out earlier in the race. Each country can only submit one film for the initial list; France picked The Intouchables.

rafaelsalguero
 - Dec 22, 2012

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Good to see a latinamerica movie there
"NO" directed by Pablo Larraín its an amazing movie

Foggy
 - Dec 22, 2012

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Shocked France went for Intouchables over Rust and Bone.

thismightbezach
 - Dec 22, 2012

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Germany's "Barbara" was excellent. Sad to see it got passed over.

DjMethod
 - Dec 22, 2012

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@Foggy- Really want to see Rust and Bone.

BluPix
 - Dec 23, 2012

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I'm glad to see Amour, Michael Haneke's latest masterpiece, is on the short list. In fact, after viewing it in theaters this past week, I wouldn't be surprised if it actually won the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

I do wish the picture Neighbouring Sounds (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2190367/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1), from Brazil would have been considered. That understated film on class relations is one of the best I've seen all year, as is Amour.

faornelas
 - Dec 24, 2012

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Say "YES" to "NO"!

Doomnaut
 - Dec 24, 2012

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@RBBrittain - Didn't know that, Thanks. Intouchables was a great film also but it doesn't matter because i think Amour is going to win.

Mr Blue
 - Dec 29, 2012

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Amour seems likely since Das Weisse Band somewhat surprisingly lost out to The Secret in their Eyes at the Oscars. And no offence meant to Zach, but I was actually pleased to see Petzold's Barbara not making the cut. I think his films are turgid, and the director's current standing in Germany is a real Armutszeugnis (as the locals would say) for the contemporary cinema of the nation that gave us Lang, Fassbinder and Wenders.


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