Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

Best Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama are first-time entrants.

  • http://www.digitalkebab.com Shaun Heenan

    Of those submitted so far I've only seen Child's Pose, and I really hated it. It wasn't even the best Romanian movie I saw that day.

    • http://www.digitalkebab.com Shaun Heenan

      As of today's update I've seen six of these:
      The Rocket
      Gloria
      Borgman
      Child's Pose
      Wadjda
      Eat Sleep Die

      I think Wadjda is easily the best of those.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Bri/ Bri

    Update Brad Please!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    I haven't seen any of these, i'm so out the loop.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/topyxyz/ topyxyz

    There's a critically acclaimed movie called "On The Job" from the Philippines to be released by Well Go USA on the 27th.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LegenDaryl/ LegenDaryl

    I hope the Philippines will be chosen this time- Shortlist includes great films like OTJ: ON THE JOB (dir. Erik Matti)/ THY WOMB (dir. Brillante Mendoza)/ EKSTRA (dir. Jeffrey Jeturian)/ BOSES (dir. Ellen Ongkeko Marfil) and some possible candidates- TRANSIT (dir. Hannah Espia)/ and SANA DATI (dir. Jerrold Tarog) :-)

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/LegenDaryl/ LegenDaryl

      and TRANSIT was chosen! Will be rooting for this film! :-)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Anna/ Anna

    Brazil chose "O som ao Redor" (Neighboring sounds).
    Excellent choice and excellent movie. As a brazilian I'm very happy with this and I think we migh have a shot.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    I'm excited to see Pakistan's entry; nice to see the film industry there trying to gain some form of momentum.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Nardog/ Nardog

    Belatedly learned the premise of An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker. Man, this has to be a real contender.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mana/ Mana

    "Blue is the Warmest Color"
    "Instructions Not Included"

  • printh

    interesting to note that 3 films are in the foreign language of pilipino/tagalog which is the language of the philippines.

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    2015 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Bri/ Bri

    Foreign Language needs UPDATE!

  • Athos Preussler

    I think the 5 nominees will be: "2 days, 1 night", "Leviathan", "Ida", "Mommy" and "Winter Sleep".