Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Shortlist

Here is the short list with nine (9)films that continue to be considered for final nominations in the category.

* Argentina, “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Juan Jose Campanella, director;
* Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director;
* Bulgaria, “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komandarev, director;
* France, “Un Prophète,” Jacques Audiard, director;
* Germany, “The White Ribbon,” Michael Haneke, director;
* Israel, “Ajami,” Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, directors;
* Kazakhstan, “Kelin,” Ermek Tursunov, director;
* The Netherlands, “Winter in Wartime,” Martin Koolhoven, director;
* Peru, “The Milk of Sorrow,” Claudia Llosa, director.

To read the official press release go here. Congratulations to Argentina and Peru; so glad that my two favorites made it to the short list, A Prophet and The White Ribbon, let's see what happens when the final five are announced but I do expect both to be nominated.

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