Saturday, 20 December 2014

IDA STILL IN THE RACE AS OSCAR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM RACE NARROWS TO 9


With so many great titles in the running, out of a record-high 83 eligible selections, the process of slimming the Foreign Language Film Oscar race down to nine was never going to be a pleasant one. Such a shame, though, to note just how many of the year's best films have been nixed, particularly when the current list favours a number of films that didn't exactly need the boost. Anyway, here are the films which will compete for nominations next month on the 15th of January:

  • Accused - Netherlands (Paula van der Oest)
  • Corn Island - Georgia (George Ovashvili)
  • Force Majeure - Sweden (Ruben Ostlund)
  • Ida - Poland (Pawel Pawlikowski)
  • Leviathan - Russia (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • The Liberator - Venezuela (Alberto Arvelo)
  • Tangerines - Estonia (Zaza Urushadze)
  • Timbuktu - Mauritania (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  • Wild Tales - Argentina (Damian Szifron)