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Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. Yemen is a first-time entrant.
The 2016 submissions are:
Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director;
Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director;
Bangladesh, “link=tt5510934 auto]The Unnamed[/link],” Tauquir Ahmed, director;
Belgium, “The Ardennes,” Robin Pront, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Death in Sarajevo,” Danis Tanovic, director;
Bulgaria, “Losers,” Ivaylo Hristov, director;
Cambodia, “Before the Fall,” Ian White, director;
Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director;
China, “Xuan Zang,” Huo Jianqi, director;
Colombia, “Alias Maria,” José Luis Rugeles, director;
Croatia, “On the Other Side, »
- Melissa Thompson
Eighty-five countries have submitted a film for consideration in the 60th anniversary year of the foreign language film category.
The 89th Oscars will take place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. László Nemes’ Hungarian entry Son Of Saul won the award last February.
Foreign-language Academy Award Submissions
(Country, Title, director)
Albania, Chromium, dir Bujar Alimani;
Algeria, The Well, Lotfi Bouchouchi;
Belgium, The Ardennes, Robin Pront;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Death In Sarajevo, Danis Tanovic;
Bulgaria, Losers, [link »
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences unveiled the official submissions of 85 countries for foreign-language Oscar consideration. That’s a record number for submissions. The previous record was 83 in 2014.
After screenings for voters, the Academy will announce a short list of nine foreign-language films in late December. The five nominees will be named Jan. 24, along with all the other Oscar nominations.
This year, Yemen is a first-time entrant.
The 2016 submissions are:
Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director
Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director
Belgium, “The Ardennes,” Robin Pront, director
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Death in Sarajevo,” Danis Tanovic, director
Bulgaria, “Losers,” Ivaylo Hristov, director
Cambodia, “Before the Fall, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Michalina Olszanska in I, Olga Hepnarová, which will open the Made In Prague Film Festival The line-up for the 20th edition of the Made In Prague Film Festival, which will run from November 5 to December 2, has been announced.
The festival, organised by the Czech Centre in London, will open with the UK premiere of I, Olga Hepnarová, which charts the life of the last Czech woman to be hanged. Female protagonists and family affairs are key themes in this year's festival, with other films featuring strong women, including Fipresci award winner Eva Nová, Marko Skop's drama about an ageing actress and recovering alcoholic who is fighting for a second chance, and Helena Trestikova's Doomed Beauty, a portrait of the meteoric rise and fall of interwar movie star Lida Baarova.
A young widow stands at the heart of Jiří Sádek's psychodrama The Noonday Witch, while a nurse takes centre stage »
- Amber Wilkinson
★★★★☆ "Everyone says: 'Less emotion, less emotion.' How can anyone act without emotion?" So complains the eponymous veteran actress in Slovakian drama Eva Nová. She's lamenting her plight; unemployed and at the mercy of modern, young directors and contemporary conventions towards minimalism. The first interesting thing about this exchange is her denial of the real reason for her professional decline - years spent soused have done infinitely more damage than her acting style.
- CineVue UK
goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.
Russian director Aleksandr Kott’s Insight was named Best Film at this year’s goEast Festival of Central and European Cinema (20-26 April) in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The intimate drama charting a love affair between a blind man and his nurse premiered at last year’s Kinotavr festival in Sochi and was also shown at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.
During the festival, Kott, whose previous films include the 2010 war drama The Brest Fortress and 2014’s Test, confirmed to Screen that his next feature project, Soyuz Spaseniya (Union Of Salvation), will begin shooting from next year for a release date at the end of 2018.
The $10.7m (RUB700m) production from Direktsiya Kino with Russia’s Channel One Television is a historical drama set at the beginning of the 19th century about the founding of secret political society the Decembrists.
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6 items from 2016
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