Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 81st Academy Awards. Sixty-five films had originally qualified in the category.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
Austria, Revanche , Gotz Spielmann, director;
Canada, The Necessities of Life , Benoit Pilon, director;
France, The Class , Laurent Cantet, director;
Germany, The Baader Meinhof Complex , Uli Edel, director;
Israel, Waltz With Bashir , Ari