2010 Foreign Language Film Submission List (65 countries)

(updated: 10/13/10)

Albania
“East, West, East”

Algeria
“Outside the Law”

Argentina
“Carancho”

Austria
“La Pivellina”

Azerbaijan
“The Precinct”

Bangladesh
“Third Person Singular Number”

Belgium
“Illegal”

Bosnia and Herzegovina
“Cirkus Columbia”

Brazil
“Lula, the Son of Brazil”

Bulgaria
“Eastern Plays”

Canada
“Incendies”

Chile
“The Life of Fish”

China
“Aftershock”

Colombia
“Crab Trap”

Costa Rica
“Of Love and Other Demons”

Croatia
“The Blacks”

Czech Republic
“Kawasaki’s Rose”

Denmark
“In a Better World”

Egypt
“Messages From the Sea”

Estonia
“The Temptation of St. Tony”

Ethiopia
“The Athlete”

Finland
“Steam of Life”

France
“Of Gods and Men”

Georgia
“Street Days”

Germany
“When We Leave”

Greece
“Dogtooth”

Greenland
“Nuummloq”

Hong Kong
“Echoes of the Rainbow”

Hungary
“Bibliothèque Pascal”

Iceland
“Mamma Gógó”

India
“Peepli Live”

Indonesia
“How Funny (This Country Is)”

Iran
“Farewell Baghdad”

Iraq
“Son of Babylon”

Israel
“The Human Resources Manager”

Italy
“The First Beautiful Thing”

Japan
“Confessions”

Kazakhstan
“Strayed”

Kyrgyzstan
“The Light Thief”

Latvia
“Hong Kong Confidential”

Macedonia
“Mothers”

Mexico
“Biutiful”

The Netherlands
“Tirza”

Nicaragua
“La Yuma”

Norway
“Angel”

Peru
“Undertow”

The Philippines
“Noy”

Poland
“All That I Love”

Portugal
“To Die Like a Man”

Puerto Rico
“Miente”

Romania
“If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle”

Russia
“The Edge”

Serbia
“Besa”

Slovakia
“The Border”

Slovenia
“9:06”

South Africa
“Life, Above All”

South Korea
“A Barefoot Dream”

Spain
“Even the Rain”

Sweden
“Simple Simon”

Switzerland
“La petite chambre”

Taiwan
“Monga”

Thailand
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”

Turkey
“Honey”

Uruguay
“A Useful Life”

Venezuela
“Hermano”

36 Comments

36 responses so far

  • 1 9-20-2010 at 6:14 pm

    BulgingThrobbingShroom said...

    Well, it’s nice to see that Russia didn’t submit “Burn By the Sun 2”. I, for one, am relieved.

  • 2 9-24-2010 at 2:54 pm

    Hard to Read said...

    I think you should group these submissions by continent. It’s hard to weed through.

  • 3 9-24-2010 at 9:31 pm

    Duke said...

    I am Brazilian and I really hope the Academy doesn’t choose Brazil’s candidate. It’s a lousy piece of cinema that serves only as a plataform for our “beloved” president to make good image of him. The film is his biography. And it’s interesting that Culture Ministry chose this film in a year of election here in Brazil, in which Lula is trying to get votes for his candidate. It’s all a politic choice, that does not represent people’s desire. Everybody here is againt that choice for representing the country in the next Oscars.

    It is, in fact, a very bad and manipulating film. The box office of “Lula, the Son of Brazil” was horrible, even though the president is very popular here. The critics hated it. The film makes Lula seem like a hero, which he’s certainly.

    I don’t think people should consider Brazilians submition seriously.

  • 4 9-24-2010 at 9:33 pm

    Duke said...

    *which he’s certainly NOT.

  • 5 9-25-2010 at 1:06 pm

    Pete said...

    It would be nice if you also listed the names of the directors of these films. We could then see which directors have been represented previously in the submittals.

  • 6 9-27-2010 at 3:26 am

    Bruno said...

    I totally agree with Duke

  • 7 9-27-2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pete said...

    China seems to have announced its candidate.

  • 8 9-27-2010 at 9:34 pm

    Carlo said...

    Noy is a totally competent movie from the Philippines, but nothing compared to the other submissions. Looks like we’ll be shut out yet again.

    They never submit the higher profile Brillante Mendoza films for consideration.

  • 9 9-28-2010 at 3:50 am

    antinook said...

    Spain today chose ‘También la lluvia’ (Even the rain), by woman director Icíar Bollaín.

  • 10 9-29-2010 at 5:04 am

    vale said...

    italy chose “la prima cosa bella” (The First Beautiful Thing) by paolo virzi

  • 11 9-29-2010 at 5:54 am

    han said...

    my prediction:
    canada: incendies
    denmark: in a better world
    czech: kawasaki’s rose
    thailand: uncle boonmee
    turkey: honey

  • 12 9-29-2010 at 6:02 am

    hanvale said...

    han you saw all movies?

  • 13 9-29-2010 at 7:54 am

    Lu said...

    Duke, you are an asshole.
    Bad, bad brazilian, shame on you, against your own contry just because you’re part of a horrible elite that hate Lula and hate everything he’s done for poor people here.
    The filme is great and almost ALL the media in Brazil is Lula’s enemy. They hate LULA and what he represents. That’s the reason of all that bad reviews. People LOVES the film, they cry and see themselves there.

    you’re pathetic

    I´m brazilian. Do not talk in my name, asshole. 80% of brazilian people does not think like you.

  • 14 10-02-2010 at 8:23 am

    marco70go said...

    @ Pete: till now, the countries who did choose to send a movie whose director’s previous works were already nommed are:
    Algeria (Rachid Bouchareb’s “Poussière de vie” and ” Days of Glory” were both nommed);
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Danis Tanović’s “No Man’s Land” won for best foreign language pic);
    Brazil (Fábio Barreto’s “O Quatrilho” was nominated);
    Czech Republic (Jan Hřebejk’s “Divided We Fall was nominated);
    Denmark (Susanne Bier’s “After the Wedding” was nominated);
    Iceland (Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s “Children of Nature” was nominated);
    Macedonia (Milčo Mančevski’s “Before the Rain” was nommed);
    Mexico (Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Amores perros” was nominated in this category, plus the various nominations “Babel” got).

  • 15 10-02-2010 at 8:33 am

    marco70go said...

    and, in the meantime, the number of submissions reached 62:
    Chile submitted Matías Bize’s “The Life of Fish”, and Kazakhstan chose “Strayed” by Akan Satayev.

  • 16 10-03-2010 at 10:40 pm

    Duke said...

    Lu, I am really sorry you liked the movie. I’m sorry for you, because the movie is terrible.

  • 17 10-05-2010 at 7:52 am

    André said...

    Lu, calm down…

    I’m also Brazilian, have nothing against Lula (even though his diplomatic companies are… questionable).

    but the movie is AWFUL!

  • 18 10-10-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Pete said...

    marco70go, that’s interesting. Thanks for the info.

    Lu, I am not Brazilian but I don’t think Duke not liking the current Brazilian submission equals being against his country. Grow up.

  • 19 10-13-2010 at 12:43 pm

    James D. said...

    I did not know Macedonia was a country.

  • 20 10-14-2010 at 4:54 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well, now you do. Check out “Before the Rain,” which nabbed the country an Oscar nomination in 1994. Good film.

  • 21 10-17-2010 at 7:42 am

    Duke said...

    There are so many countries in the world american citizens don’t even know. It will be a nice learning for you guys to check a world map, you’ll see that there are more than only 8 or 9 countries in this planet.

  • 22 10-29-2010 at 1:47 pm

    Zdenka said...

    Out of the ones I saw, I would vote for
    Steam of Life, The Angel and Mothers

  • 23 11-14-2010 at 11:53 pm

    anoop said...

    has anyone of you seen the indian entry-peepli live.please have a look and then post your reviews

  • 24 11-15-2010 at 2:56 am

    cherub said...

    Canada
    “Incendies”
    Germany
    “When We Leave”
    Greece
    “Dogtooth”
    Spain
    “Even the Rain”
    Turkey
    “Honey”
    are my favs of this year. I haven’t seen asian movies yet, so they are out of my predictions..

  • 25 11-15-2010 at 2:02 pm

    Satu said...

    To my embarrasment I need to admit that Finlands entry Steam of Life is the only one of these that I’ve seen. I really liked the film! It bared some resembelance to Irish documentary His&Hers but was more touching and went deeper, in my opinion.

  • 26 12-04-2010 at 10:51 am

    JReed said...

    Why They ain’t chose the girl with the dragon tattoo

  • 27 1-12-2011 at 2:18 pm

    Zain said...

    China’s Aftershock is by far the best movie of the year, period.

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