The sixty-three films eligible for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Oscars have been culled down to nine movies, and the resulting list is a bit surprising. Not making The Cut is The Flowers of War
, with Christian Bale
, or Miss Bala
, the Mexican film that did well at festivals last year.
Meanwhile the Belgian film Bullhead
, which got a good reception at Fantastic Fest, did make the list, as did likely favorite to win A Separation
, which took home a Golden Globe this past weekend.
Get the full list after the break.
The possible contenders for the Oscar are - and note this is not a nomination list, but the shortlist from which nominations can be chosen:Bullhead
, directed by Michael R. Roskam (Belgium)Monsieur Lazhar
, directed by Philippe Falardeau (Canada)SuperClasico
, directed by Ole Christian Madsen (Denmark)Pina
, directed by Wim Wenders (Germany)A Separation
, directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)Footnote
, directed by Joseph Cedar (Israel)Omar Killed Me
, directed by Roschdy Zem (Morocco)In Darkness
, directed by Agnieszka Holland (Poland)Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
, directed by Wei Te-sheng (Taiwan)
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