Best International Feature Film Submissions to the 92nd Academy Awards held in 2020 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

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93 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2019 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR!

The Oscar category Best Foreign Language Film is now referred to as Best International Feature Film! The main focus continues to be on non-English movies from all over the world. An international film is defined as a feature-length motion picture over 40 minutes runtime produced outside the United States of America (USA) with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Animated and documentary films are permitted. The shortlist for this Academy Awards category is expanding to ten films. Seven of the shortlisted films to be chosen by the Phase I International Feature Film Committee, and the additional three to be voted by the International Feature Film Award Executive Committee. Supplementary information will follow later. Please have a little patience.



Road to the Oscar ......................................................................................................................

This is an overview of the shortlisted and nominated films as well as the winner in the category Best International Feature Film of the 92nd Academy Awards.

██ The Winner Film ██ Date of Announcement: 9 Ferbruary 2020



▓▓ The 5 Nominated Films ▓▓ Date of Announcement: 13 January 2020

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▒▒ The 10 Shortlisted Films ▒▒ Date of Announcement: December 2019

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Main Language Distribution ......................................................................................................................

This selection shows all languages which are mainly spoken in more than one of the submitted films for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best International Feature Film category during the submission period 2018/2019.

15 films ·····> Spanish 07 films ·····> Arabic 04 films ·····> Serbo-Croatian 03 films ·····> French 03 films ·····> German 03 films ·····> Mandarin 02 films ·····> Albanian 02 films ·····> Georgian 02 films ·····> Hebrew 02 films ·····> Khmer 02 films ·····> Persian 02 films ·····> Portuguese 02 films ·····> Russian 02 films ·····> Turkish



Continental Distribution ......................................................................................................................

This selection shows how many countries of the respective continent have submitted a film for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best International Feature Film category during the submission period of 2018/2019.

38 submitting countries ·····> Europe 29 submitting countries ·····> Asia 16 submitting countries ·····> America 11 submitting countries ·····> Africa 01 submitting countries ·····> Oceania



Repeatedly Submitted Directors ......................................................................................................................

This selection contains all directors of submitted films for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best International Feature Film category during the submission period of 2018/2019 with more than one submission from the past to the deadline at 1 October 2019 and shows how many wins, nominations and shortlistings they received till to this date as well as the times when they were out of the race.

07 times ·····> Pedro Almodóvar | Pain and Glory | Spain ➜ 1x won, 1x nom, 1x short 03 times ·····> Bujar Alimani | The Delegation | Albania 03 times ·····> Marco Bellocchio | The Traitor | Italy 03 times ·····> José María Cabral | The Projectionist | Dominican Republic 03 times ·····> Andrés Wood | Spider | Chile 02 times ·····> Haifaa Al-Mansour | The Perfect Candidate | Saudi Arabia 02 times ·····> Rodrigo Bellott | I Miss You | Bolivia 02 times ·····> Bong Joon-ho | Parasite | South Korea 02 times ·····> Semih Kaplanoğlu | Commitment | Turkey 02 times ·····> Antonio Nuić | Mali | Croatia 02 times ·····> Garin Nugroho | Leaf on a Pillow | Indonesia 02 times ·····> Corneliu Porumboiu | The Whistlers | Romania 02 times ·····> Sonja Prosenc | History of Love | Slovenia 02 times ·····> Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Knuckle City | South Africa 02 times ·····> Marko Škop | Let There Be Light | Slovakia 02 times ·····> Audrius Stonys | Bridges of Time | Lithuania 02 times ·····> Elia Suleiman | It Must Be Heaven | Palestine 02 times ·····> Ines Tanović | The Son | Bosnia and Herzegovina 02 times ·····> Dito Tsintsadze | Shindisi | Georgia 02 times ·····> Federico Veiroj | The Moneychanger | Uruguay

Note that shortlistings, nominations and the award goes however to the country itself and not to the director. But in 2014 it was announced that now also the name of the winning director is engraved next to the country in the statuette!



The Past ......................................................................................................................

For the submissions of the last years in the Best International Feature Film category, previously known as Best Foreign Language Film category, also sorted by submitting countries, equally for the shortlisted and nominated films as well as the Oscar winners of the past Academy Awards please check the following IMDb lists linked in blue below!

By Year: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1981 | 1980 | 1979 | 1978 | 1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974 | 1973 | 1972 | 1971 | 1970 | 1969 | 1968 | 1967 | 1966 | 1965 | 1964 | 1963 | 1962 | 1961 | 1960 | 1959 | 1958 | 1957 | 1956 | 1955 - 1947

By Country: Afghanistan | Albania | Algeria | Argentina | Armenia | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bangladesh | Belarus | Belgium | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Brazil | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Chad | Chile | China | Colombia | Costa Rica | Croatia | Cuba | Czech Republic | Czechoslovakia | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Denmark | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | Estonia | Ethiopia | Fiji | Finland | France | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Greece | Greenland | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Hong Kong | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Ivory Coast | Japan | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kosovo | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malawi | Malta | Mauritania | Malaysia | Mexico | Moldova | Mongolia | Montenegro | Morocco | Mozambique | Nepal | Netherlands | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Niger | Nigeria | North Macedonia | Norway | Pakistan | Palestine | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Philippines | Poland | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Romania | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | South Korea | Soviet Union | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Togo | Tunisia | Turkey | Uganda | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Uruguay | Uzbekistan | Venezuela | Vietnam | Yemen | Yugoslavia

...................................................................................................................... This list is alphabetically sorted by the English country names!

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1. Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

86 min | Drama

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with ... See full summary »

Director: Sahraa Karimi | Stars: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi

Votes: 20

░░░░║► AFGHANISTAN ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted, but not finally listed

╚▷ Language: Persian (also called Farsi; Dialect: Dari) ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 14th submission from Afghanistan ◾ 1st submission for Sahraa Karimi [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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2. The Delegation (2018)

77 min | Drama

In 1990, a European delegation comes to Tirana to monitor the reforms of the communist regime. A government official is sent on a mission to a faraway prison in order to bring an important dissident back to the capital.

Director: Bujar Alimani | Stars: Viktor Zhusti, Xhevdet Ferri, Ndriçim Xhepa, Richard Sammel

Votes: 42

░░░░║► ALBANIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Albanian, French ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 12th submission from Albania ◾ 3rd submission for Bujar Alimani [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2011/84th: Amnesty [ALBANIA] ● 2016/89th: Chromium [ALBANIA]

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3. Papicha (2019)

106 min | Drama

Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.

Director: Mounia Meddour | Stars: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Yasin Houicha

Votes: 216

░░░░║► ALGERIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic, French ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 22nd submission from Algeria ◾ 1st submission for Mounia Meddour [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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4. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás

Votes: 1,096

░░░░║► ARGENTINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 46th submission from Argentina ◾ 1st submission for Sebastián Borensztein [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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5. Lengthy Night (2018)

100 min | Drama

The dramatic fate of heroes of different eras is associated with wolf and spherical stone. The fate pursues those stone-owners.

Director: Edgar Baghdasaryan | Stars: Shant Hovhannisyan, Samvel Grigoryan, Luiza Nersisyan, Babken Chobanyan

░░░░║► ARMENIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Armenian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 8th submission from Armenia ◾ 1st submission for Edgar Baghdasaryan [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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6. Buoyancy (2019)

93 min | Drama

14-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave labourer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel. The captain's rule on board is cruel and arbitrary.

Director: Rodd Rathjen | Stars: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros, Saichia Wongwirot

Votes: 131

░░░░║► AUSTRALIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Khmer, Thai ╚▷ Continent: Oceania

◾ 13th submission from Australia ◾ 1st submission for Rodd Rathjen [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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7. Joy (V) (2018)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama

75 Metascore

Joy, a young Nigerian woman caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking, is instructed by her exploiter Madame to supervise Precious, a teenage girl who is not ready to accept her fate.

Director: Sudabeh Mortezai | Stars: Anwulika Alphonsus, Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme, Gift Igweh

Votes: 758

░░░░║► AUSTRIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: German ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 43rd submission from Austria ◾ 1st submission for Sudabeh Mortezai [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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8. Alpha (I) (2019)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A 40 year old painter, who lives in a wooden and bamboo house on stilts in the middle of a polluted lake on the outskirts of Dhaka City. Alpha's house serves as his painting. Dogs, roosters... See full summary »

Director: Nasiruddin Yousuff | Stars: Alamgir Kabir, Dilruba Hossain Doyel, Heera Chowdhury, A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman

Votes: 12

░░░░║► BANGLADESH ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Bengali ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 15th submission from Bangladesh ◾ 1st submission for Nasiruddin Yousuff [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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9. Debut (I) (2017)

80 min | Documentary

The soulless atmosphere of a women's penitentiary destroys the prisoners' personality, kills all femininity in them. The film looks at the rationality of the long prison terms for women with children.

Director: Anastasiya Miroshnichenko

Votes: 24

░░░░║► BELARUS ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Russian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 4th submission from Belarus ◾ 1st submission for Anastasiya Miroshnichenko [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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10. Our Mothers (2019)

78 min | Drama

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working ... See full summary »

Director: Cesar Diaz | Stars: Emma Dib, Armando Espitia

Votes: 86

░░░░║► BELGIUM ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 44th submission from Belgium ◾ 1st submission for Cesar Diaz [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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11. I Miss You (2019)

105 min | Drama

Following his son Gabriel's death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel's boyfriend Sebastian.

Director: Rodrigo Bellott | Stars: Rossy de Palma, Oscar Martínez, Fernando Barbosa, Rick Cosnett

Votes: 50

░░░░║► BOLIVIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 11th submission from Bolivia ◾ 2nd submission for Rodrigo Bellott [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2003/76th: Sexual Dependency [BOLIVIA]

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12. The Son (II) (2019)

106 min | Drama

Adopted son Arman (18) has an unstable character and cannot find peace in the struggle for his identity. His parents and younger brother Dado (14), who was born after Arman's adoption, ... See full summary »

Director: Ines Tanovic | Stars: Dino Bajrovic, Snezana Bogdanovic, Uliks Fehmiu, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic

Votes: 31

░░░░║► BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Serbo-Croatian (Variety: Bosnian) ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 19th submission from Bosnia and Herzegovina ◾ 2nd submission for Ines Tanović [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2015/88th: The Son [BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA]

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13. Invisible Life (2019)

139 min | Drama

Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler, Gregório Duvivier

Votes: 409

░░░░║► BRAZIL ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Portuguese ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 47th submission from Brazil ◾ 1st submission for Karim Aïnouz [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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14. Ága (2018)

96 min | Drama

In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. ... See full summary »

Director: Milko Lazarov | Stars: Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Sergei Egorov, Galina Tikhonova

Votes: 699 | Gross: $0.00M

░░░░║► BULGARIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Yakut ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 30th submission from Bulgaria ◾ 1st submission for Milko Lazarov [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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15. In the Life of Music (2018)

92 min | Drama, Family, History

In the Life of Music, a story told in three chapters, tells the story of how one song 'Champa Battambang,' a song made famous by Sinn Sisamuth (the King of Khmer Music), plays a role in the lives of three different generations.

Directors: Caylee So, Sok Visal | Stars: Ellen Wong, Small World Small Band, Ratanak Ben, Daniel Chea

Votes: 45

░░░░║► CAMBODIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Khmer ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 8th submission from Cambodia ◾ 1st submission for Caylee So [♀] and Sok Visal [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Directors: none

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16. Antigone (I) (2019)

109 min | Drama

A modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values.

Director: Sophie Deraspe | Stars: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Sebastien Beaulac

Votes: 40

░░░░║► CANADA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: French ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 45th submission from Canada ◾ 1st submission for Sophie Deraspe [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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17. Spider (2019)

105 min | Thriller

Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: María Valverde, Mercedes Morán, Caio Blat, Pedro Fontaine

Votes: 251

░░░░║► CHILE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 24th submission from Chile ◾ 3rd submission for Andrés Wood [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2004/77th: Machuca [CHILE] ● 2011/84th: Violeta Went to Heaven [CHILE]

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18. Ne Zha (2019)

110 min | Animation, Fantasy, Thriller

53 Metascore

Born with unique powers, a boy is recruited to fight demons and save the community that fears him.

Director: Yu Yang | Stars: Yanting Lü, Joseph, Mo Han, Hao Chen

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $2.94M

░░░░║► CHINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Mandarin ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 34th submission from China ◾ 1st submission for Yang Yu [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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19. Monos (2019)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Laura Castrillón

Votes: 2,411

░░░░║► COLOMBIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 29th submission from Colombia ◾ 1st submission for Alejandro Landes [♂]

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Other submitted Films by one of this Directors: none

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20. The Awakening of the Ants (2019)

94 min | Drama

Isabel is a 28-year-old seamstress. She is a good mother, wife and daughter-in-law and she teaches that to her daughters. Her family insists she should have another child, a boy, and this ... See full summary »

Director: Antonella Sudasassi | Stars: Daniela Valenciano, Leynar Gomez, Isabella Moscoso, Adriana Alvarez

Votes: 71

░░░░║► COSTA RICA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 8th submission from Costa Rica ◾ 1st submission for Antonella Sudasassi [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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21. Mali (2018)

90 min | Crime, Drama

After spending four years in prison, a drug dealer will do anything to keep custody over his son.

Director: Antonio Nuic | Stars: Franjo Dijak, Vito Dijak, Pasko Vukasovic, Ksenija Marinkovic

Votes: 134

░░░░║► CROATIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Serbo-Croatian (Variety: Croatian) ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 29th submission from Croatia ◾ 2nd submission for Antonio Nuić [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2009/82nd: Donkey [CROATIA]

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22. A Translator (2018)

107 min | Drama

A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

Directors: Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Álvarez, Yoandra Suárez, Nikita Semenov

Votes: 302 | Gross: $0.01M

░░░░║► CUBA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish, Russian ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 21st submission from Cuba ◾ 1st submission for Rodrigo Barriuso [♂] and Sebastián Barriuso [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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23. The Painted Bird (2019)

169 min | Drama, War

75 Metascore

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Director: Václav Marhoul | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Udo Kier

Votes: 460

░░░░║► CZECH REPUBLIC ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Czech, German, Russian (dubbed in Interslavic) ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 27th submission from Czech Republic ◾ 1st submission for Václav Marhoul [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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24. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

A woman jeopardizes both her career and her family when she seduces her teenage stepson and is forced to make an irreversible decision with fatal consequences.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 2,292

░░░░║► DENMARK ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Danish, Swedish ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 57th submission from Denmark ◾ 1st submission for May el-Toukhy [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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25. The Projectionist (2019)

94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A lonely man who operates a film projector finds his only solace in a woman he sees on a film reel. After the reel is lost in an accident, he sets out to find the woman through the remotest, poorest places of the Dominican Republic.

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Félix Germán, Cindy Galán, Lia Briones, Ana Maria Arias

Votes: 46

░░░░║► DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 12th submission from Dominican Republic ◾ 3rd submission for José María Cabral [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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26. The Longest Night (2019)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

She is the perfect woman until she decides to be free.

Director: Gabriela Calvache | Stars: Noëlle Schönwald, Cristian Mercado, Jaime Tamariz, Ariana Freire

Votes: 47

░░░░║► ECUADOR ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 8th submission from Ecuador ◾ 1st submission for Gabriela Calvache [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Directors: none

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27. Poisonous Roses (2018)

70 min | Drama

« Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community's everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of ... See full summary »

Director: Fawzi Saleh | Stars: Koki, Ibrahim El-Nagari, Mohamed Berakaa, Mahmood Hemaidah

Votes: 80

░░░░║► EGYPT ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 34th submission from Egypt ◾ 1st submission for Ahmed Fawzi Saleh [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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28. Truth and Justice (2019)

149 min | Drama

TRUTH AND JUSTICE is the story of an uncompromising man whose soul is corrupted by the relentless pursuit of his dream.

Director: Tanel Toom | Stars: Loora-Eliise Kaarelson, Maiken Schmidt, Risto Vaidla, Priit Võigemast

Votes: 1,365

░░░░║► ESTONIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Estonian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 17th submission from Estonia ◾ 1st submission for Tanel Toom [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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29. Running Against the Wind (II) (2019)

116 min | Drama

In Ethiopia, two men are running to achieve their dreams.

Director: Jan Philipp Weyl | Stars: Mikias Wolde, Ashenafi Nigusu, Joseph Reta Belay, Samrawit Desalegn

Votes: 12

░░░░║► ETHIOPIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Amharic ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 4th submission from Ethiopia ◾ 1st submission for Jan Philipp Weyl [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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30. Stupid Young Heart (2018)

102 min | Drama

An edgy, warm, and raw drama about suburban teenagers who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas begin to encroach on their multicultural ... See full summary »

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Pihla Viitala, Rosa Honkonen, Ville Haapasalo, Katja Küttner

Votes: 375

░░░░║► FINLAND ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Finnish, Somali ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 33rd submission from Finland ◾ 1st submission for Selma Vilhunen [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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31. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

Stéphane joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, in the 93. He meets his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, and discovers the tensions between the different groups of the district.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 593

░░░░║► FRANCE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: French ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 64th submission from France ◾ 1st submission for Ladj Ly [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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32. Shindisi (2019)

105 min | Drama, History, War

A story of the film is based on real events that occurred during the Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008. Shindisi is a name of the place where Russian occupation forces sieged... See full summary »

Director: Dito Tsintsadze | Stars: Goga Pipinashvili, Dato Bakhtadze, Tamar Abshilava, Mariam Jibladze

Votes: 141

░░░░║► GEORGIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Georgian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 18th submission from Georgia ◾ 2nd submission for Dito Tsintsadze [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2008/81st: Mediator [GEORGIA]

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33. System Crasher (2019)

118 min | Drama

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister

Votes: 1,133

░░░░║► GERMANY ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: German ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 63rd submission from Germany ◾ 1st submission for Nora Fingscheidt [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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34. Azali (2018)

92 min | Drama

Thrust into Accra by circumstances, a 14 year old girl from Northern Ghana must endure life in the slums of Accra and find a way to get back home

Director: Kwabena Gyansah | Stars: Ama K. Abebrese, Asana Alhassan, Adjetey Anang, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu

░░░░║► GHANA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Akan ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 1st submission from Ghana ◾ 1st submission for Kwabena Gyansah [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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35. When Tomatoes Met Wagner (2019)

72 min | Documentary

The humorous and uplifting story of two ingenuous Greek cousins, who tackle the world market with their organic tomato products.

Director: Marianna Economou | Stars: Alexandros Gousiaris, Christos Takas, Olga Lorida, Agathi Gousiari

Votes: 20

░░░░║► GREECE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Greek ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 40th submission from Greece ◾ 1st submission for Marianna Economou [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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36. Blood, Passion & Coffee (2019)

123 min | Drama

A story inspired by real events, which revolves around a coffee producing family (from Marcala, Honduras) in which their harvest is impacted by the plague of rust and low coffee prices. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Membreño | Stars: Alejandra 'Ale' Arias, Enrique Barrientos, Ethel Flores, Carlos Alberto Moncada

░░░░║► HONDURAS ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 2nd submission from Honduras ◾ 1st submission for Carlos Membreño [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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37. The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019)

99 min | Action

A wealthy businessman tries to take down a drug kingpin that he used to work with, while a policeman tries to find justice without breaking the law.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Kiu Wai Miu, Kar Yan Lam

Votes: 487

░░░░║► HONG KONG ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Cantonese ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 38th submission from Hong Kong ◾ 1st submission for Herman Yau [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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38. Those Who Remained (2019)

83 min | Drama

A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of national conflict, lost and trauma, Those Who Remained reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary.

Director: Barnabás Tóth | Stars: Károly Hajduk, Abigél Szõke, Mari Nagy, Barnabás Horkay

Votes: 160

░░░░║► HUNGARY ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Hungarian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 55th submission from Hungary ◾ 1st submission for Barnabás Tóth [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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39. A White, White Day (2019)

109 min | Drama

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for ... See full summary »

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Votes: 429

░░░░║► ICELAND ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Icelandic ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 40th submission from Iceland ◾ 1st submission for Hlynur Pálmason [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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40. Gully Boy (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Music

65 Metascore

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 21,898 | Gross: $5.57M

░░░░║► INDIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Hindi ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 52nd submission from India ◾ 1st submission for Zoya Akhtar [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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41. Memories of My Body (2018)

105 min | Drama

In Center Java Juno, a pre-teen abandoned by his father, joins a Lengger dance centre where men assume feminine appearances but the political and social upheaval in Indonesia forces him on ... See full summary »

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Muhammad Khan, Raditya Evandra, Rianto, Sujiwo Tejo

Votes: 214

░░░░║► INDONESIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Indonesian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 21st submission from Indonesia ◾ 2nd submission for Garin Nugroho [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 1998/71st: Leaf on a Pillow [INDONESIA]

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42. Finding Farideh (2018)

88 min | Documentary

"Finding Farideh" is about an Iranian girl named Farideh, who has been adopted by a Dutch couple 40 years ago, and now overcomes her fears and travels to her motherland Iran for the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Kourosh Ataee, Azadeh Moussavi | Star: Eline Farideh Koning

Votes: 88

░░░░║► IRAN ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Persian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 25th submission from Iran ◾ 1st submission for Kourosh Ataee [♂] and Azadeh Moussavi [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Directors: none

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43. Gaza (2019)

92 min | Documentary

A beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens, leading meaningful lives beyond the rubble of perennial conflict.

Directors: Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell

Votes: 96

░░░░║► IRELAND ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 6th submission from Ireland ◾ 1st submission for Garry Keane [♂] and Andrew McConnell [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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44. Incitement (2019)

123 min | Thriller

Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi

Votes: 160

░░░░║► ISREAL ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Hebrew ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 53rd submission from Israel ◾ 1st submission for Yaron Zilberman [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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45. The Traitor (2019)

R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, Maria Fernanda Cândido

Votes: 1,690

░░░░║► ITALY ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Italian, Sicilian, Portuguese ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 63rd submission from Italy ◾ 3rd submission for Marco Bellocchio [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 1967/40th: China Is Near [ITALY] ● 1980/53rd: A Leap in the Dark [ITALY]

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46. Weathering with You (2019)

111 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8