Friday, 20 December 2013

OSCAR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM SHORTLIST - 9 IN THE RUNNING


The Academy has chosen the nine films it likes best from the Foreign Language film longlist for this shortlist! And they'll compete for the five available nomination positions. Missing are favourites Renoir from France (thankfully), The Past from Iran (that'll do too), Wadjda from Saudi Arabia (a little disappointing, but I wouldn't have picked it either), Gloria from Chile (not bothered) and Ilo Ilo from Singapore (haven't seen that). Particularly pleased that The Missing Picture from Cambodia and The Hunt from Denmark are both still in the running because they're ever so good. Also keen to see An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, and it'd be great to see it nominated, in less then four weeks now.

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown - Belgium
  • An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker - Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Grandmaster - Hong Kong
  • The Great Beauty - Italy
  • The Hunt - Denmark
  • The Missing Picture - Cambodia
  • The Notebook - Hungary
  • Omar - Palestine
  • Two Lives - Germany