Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar Shortlist

France's entry makes the cut.

In the latest Academy Award news, the Foreign Language Film category has been reduced to nine eligible films. Four films from my predicted lineup made the cut, with Australia's Lore being left off.

The eligible films are:

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


  1. I just read a glowing review of Intouchables before I visit this post, bummer that I haven't seen it yet. I really want to see A Royal Affair, too. Anyway, Merry Christmas Josh!

    1. I want to see both of those as well. Hope you're enjoying your vacation, Ruth! Merry Christmas to you too! :)