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Foreign Short List DP/30s

Nine short-list foreign language films were announced by The Academy this morning. Here is a chance to meet some of the filmmakers…

Joseph Cedar, Footnote – LA, January 2012

Asghar Farhadi, A SeparationLA, November 2011

Agnieszka Holland, In DarknessLA, October 2011

Wim Wenders, PinaLA, Dec 2011 / Toronto, Sept 2011

Coming soon – Ole Christian Madsen, SuperClasico – LA, January 2012

Also short-listed:
Belgium’s Bullhead
Canada’s Monsieur Lazhar
Morocco’s Omar Killed Me
Taiwan’s Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

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3 Responses to “Foreign Short List DP/30s”

  1. chris says:

    I’m bummed France’s “Declaration of War” did not make the cut. That movie is ridiculously beautiful.

  2. berg says:

    just got out of Flowers of War and that was a fantastic foreign film, hard to think that didn’t make the cut

  3. movieman says:

    “A Separation” would seem to be the logical winner.
    But logic rarely has anything to do with the winner in this category.
    “In Darkness” is a Holocaust-themed film (always a favorite among Academy voters).
    Plus it’s a Sony Classics release (of course, so is the “peaked-too-soon?” “A Separation”).
    Guess that makes it the “logic”-al spoiler.
    “Footnote,” of course, might have an outside chance as well since it’s also a SPC release and is universally admired.
    But we shouldn’t discount the feel-good Canuck flick (“Monsieur Lazhar”), right?
    As always, a ridiculously (if entertainingly) unpredictable category.
    The fact that “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” didn’t even make the short list speaks volumes, though.

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