Submissions to the Oscars 2016 for Best Foreign Language Filmby lucashammar | created - 04 Aug 2015 | updated - 13 Dec 2015 | Public
List of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
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1. Utopia (2015)
85 min | Drama, War
Janan, a woman from Afghanistan, travels to the UK for artificial insemination. Cultural, religious, and moral complications explode when William, a medical sciences student working in the clinic, switches the donor's semen for his own.
2. Bota (2014)
104 min | Drama
One week at the Bota café. Nothing happens. Everything happens.
3. Twilight of Shadows (2014)
114 min | Drama
set in the Algerian War. A determined French commander, who believes Algeria belongs to France, must deal with a soldier who rebels when asked to execute an Algerian freedom fighter, The ... See full summary »
4. The Clan (2015)
R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $0.19M
89 min | Drama, Family, History
Set in the 1970s in the ancient Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, the story follows the drama of a remote village brother and sister passionate about the National sport of archery.
6. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.
Votes: 35,493 | Gross: $1.17M
7. Jalaler Golpo (2014)
121 min | Drama
Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of ... See full summary »
8. The Brand New Testament (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?
Votes: 25,725 | Gross: $0.09M
9. Our Everyday Life (2015)
89 min | Drama, Family
Family Susic lives everyday Bosnian story. Father Muhamed (63) is employed in a reputable company; mother Marija (60) is retired. Son Sasa (35), who spent the war in Army of Bosnia and ... See full summary »
Bosnia and Herzegovina
10. The Second Mother (2015)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.
Votes: 10,783 | Gross: $0.38M
11. The Judgment (2014)
107 min | Drama
A father and a son live in a poor area, near the Bulgarian-Turkish-Greek border.
12. The Last Reel (2014)
106 min | Drama
A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
13. Félix & Meira (2014)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
In Félix and Meira, an unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood but vastly different worlds.
Votes: 1,245 | Gross: $0.45M
14. The Club (2015)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.
Votes: 8,131 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Go Away Mr Tumour (2015)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
An imaginative woman copes with a debilitating form of cancer by remaining optimistic and spending time with her friends.
Votes: 876 | Gross: $0.29M
16. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 17,267 | Gross: $1.33M
17. Imprisoned (2015)
TV-MA | 97 min | Drama
A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate. All parts involved, inside and outside, will have to deal with the consequences of ... See full summary »
18. The High Sun (2015)
123 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of forbidden love.
19. Home Care (2015)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta lives for her husband Lada, her daughter, and her patients. But then one day things change and Vlasta comes to realize that she might need some care too.
20. A War (2015)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of a Danish commander, who is accused of civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad.
Votes: 8,564 | Gross: $0.12M
21. Sand Dollars (2014)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
An older European woman becomes enchanted with a young Dominican woman who must struggle to make ends meet. Love brings a flow of entanglements in a drama which unfolds like palm trees in an irresistible storm.
22. 1944 (2015)
100 min | Drama, History, War
In 1944 Estonia, a fratricide war ensues when Estonians of the retreating German forces fight against Estonians conscripted into the advancing Soviet Red Army.
23. Lamb (II) (2015)
94 min | Drama, Family
When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.
24. The Fencer (2015)
99 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Votes: 4,044 | Gross: $0.10M
25. Mustang (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Votes: 30,787 | Gross: $0.85M
26. Moira (I) (2015)
95 min | Drama
Mamuka is released from prison and tries to take care of his disabled father and younger brother.
27. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama, History
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.
Votes: 10,389 | Gross: $0.79M
28. Xenia (2014)
Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Romance
Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.
Votes: 3,174 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Ixcanul (2015)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.
Votes: 2,335 | Gross: $0.29M
30. To the Fore (2015)
125 min | Drama, Sport
Two sprinters compete in the cut throat world of professional road cycling.
31. Son of Saul (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, War
A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.
Votes: 39,109 | Gross: $1.78M
32. Rams (2015)
R | 93 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Votes: 10,869 | Gross: $0.14M
33. Court (2014)
116 min | Drama
When an aging activist is arrested, the lives of the accused, the lawyers, and the judge intertwine to reveal bigotry that underscores the judicial system.
34. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
162 min | Biography, Drama, History
The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.
35. Memories on Stone (2014)
97 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Kurdish childhood friends Hussein (37) and Alan (40) direct and produce a film about the genocide of Kurdish people in Iraq, the Anfal campaign in 1988. They learn that, to achieve veracity... See full summary »
36. Viva (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama
When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.
Votes: 1,469 | Gross: $0.18M
37. Baba Joon (2015)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
The son of a family of Iranian farmers in Israel rebels against his strong-willed father.
38. Don't Be Bad (2015)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »
39. Run (I) (2014)
100 min | Drama
Run escapes... He just killed the Prime Minister of his country. In order to do so, he had to act as if he was a crazy man, wandering through the city. His life comes back by flashes ; his ... See full summary »
40. 100 Yen Love (2014)
113 min | Comedy, Drama
32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »
41. Theeb (2014)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Votes: 8,892 | Gross: $0.28M
42. Stranger (2015)
105 min | Drama
Yermek Tursunov (Kelin, The Old Man) completes his trilogy about Kazakh identity, in which an orphaned young boy takes to the mountains and lives among a pack of wolves in the days before WWII.
43. Babai (2015)
104 min | Drama
Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin... See full summary »
44. Heavenly Nomadic (2015)
81 min | Drama
A family of nomads live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia; elderly herdsman Tabyldy, his wife Karachach, their daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their 7 year old ... See full summary »
45. Modris (2014)
98 min | Drama
Modris (17) is no better or worse than his peers. He goes to school, has a girlfriend, some good friends. His gambling addiction makes his relationship with mother difficult. They live ... See full summary »
46. Void (2013)
75 min | Drama
Six Lebanese women, different ages, await the return of their sons, brothers, husbands or lovers, who have been missing since the Civil War. VOID depicts the events that take place on the ... See full summary »
47. The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
17 years old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.
Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $0.00M
48. Baby(a)lone (2015)
90 min | Drama
Two troubled teens in Luxembourg act out their frustrations on the world, and slowly grow closer.
49. Honey Night (2015)
89 min | Drama, Thriller