Foreign film watch: Uruguay, Mongolia submit

Posted by · 10:11 am · October 1st, 2009

Today is officially the Academy deadline for Best Foreign Language Film submissions — though countries have made late entries in the past — so expect more titles to trickle in through the day. (Our contenders page is presently up to 59 titles, and counting.) Greece, for example, is widely expected to submit Cannes prizewinner “Dogtooth” […]

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Foreign film news and notes — 40 films so far

Posted by · 12:21 pm · September 24th, 2009

ANOTHER UPDATE: Thanks to emails for keeping me on track here, but there are some titles I failed to mention.  The number is up to 40 now. EARLIER: Anne Thompson is reporting that Denmark has submitted “Terribly Happy.”  And Nat has Mexico’s entry as “Backyard.”  Make it 31 films. STILL EARLIER: Guy is so much […]

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Foreign film watch: Finland, Serbia … and Cyndi Lauper

Posted by · 5:37 pm · September 16th, 2009

Three more to add to the growing pile of official Best Foreign Language Film submissions: Finland (a nominee in 2002 for Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Man Without a Past”) has opted for Klaus Hero’s “Letters to Father Jacob,” a reportedly gentle drama about a paroled murderer who finds redemption working as a secretary to a blind […]

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