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Foreign Oscar Entries

Volver_1 The foreign film race is strong this year. Here's my sense of the top ten contenders based on festival buzz and reviews. I have only seen the top three and obviously the foreign film committee will look at them all:

1. The Lives of Others, Germany, Florian von Donnersmarck (Sony Pictures Classics)
2. Pan's Labyrinth, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro (Picturehouse)
3. Volver, Spain, Pedro Almodovar (SPC)
4. Indigenes, Algeria, Rachid Bouchared (Weinstein Co.)
5. Water, Canada, Deepa Mehta (Fox Searchlight, on DVD)
6. Curse of the Golden Flower, China, Zhang Yimou (SPC)
7. After the Wedding, Denmark, Susanne Bier (IFC Films)
8. Black Book, The Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven (SPC)
9. Nomad, Kazakhstan, Sergei Bodrov, Ivan Passer, Talgat Temenov (Weinstein Co.)
10. The Golden Door, Italy, Emanuele Crialiese (no distribution)

This Oscar site has everything you've ever wanted to know about all 61 films that have been submitted for foreign film Oscar consideration so far.

[Via Moviecitynews]

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