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Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist

Here comes the Oscar judges decision! 3, 2, 1… And action!

The Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film will be announced on Tuesday, but today, (from the list of 65 films that were originally announced as eligible), the category’s nine-film short list was released!


Surprise, or not, but here they are:

Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) – Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, Algeria

Incendies – Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Canada

In a Better World – Directed by Susanne Bier, Denmark

Dogtooth – Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece

Confessions – Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan

Biutiful – Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexico

Life Above All – Directed by Oliver Schmitz, South Africa

Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) — Directed by Iciar Bollain, Spain

Simple Simon – Directed by Andreas Ohman, Sweden

This weekend these movies will be screened for selected Academy members, who will then cast their ballots to determine the final 5 Oscar contenders.

In a Better World

In a Better World

As usual, we’ll be covering all of these movies, but at this moment, you already recognize most of the titles, especially Inarritu’s drama Biutiful with Javier Bardem.

Three of the Golden Globe nominees didn’t make the cut, except a winner, Susanne Bier’s In A Better World.

The Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre, and will be broadcast live in more than 200 countries.

That’s why you should definitely stay tuned!

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  1. Aris

    January 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    That’s a pretty good looking short list. I remember last year I was so angry because South Africa’s film White Wedding didn’t win. This was the first foreign film to ever make me laugh. Check it out and see why I was so mad that it didn’t win the Oscar…

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