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76 Submissions for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

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by Sydney Levine and Carlos Aguilar
December 18, 2013 8:00 PM
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In line with SydneysBuzz’s focus on the international film business we have put together the most complete list on the 76 national submissions for the Nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This list showcases films that have been the centerpieces of the most renowned festivals and that represent the best in the cinematic landscape from across the globe. Last year, at this point in the race the clear favorite was Palm d'Or winner Amour by Michael Haneke, which went on to win the award with no significant competition and scoring 4 other nominations including Best Picture, an outstanding feat for a international film about love at the end of life.

This time around the story could have repeated almost identically with the most recent winner of Cannes’ biggest prize Blue is the Warmest Color. However, the film became one more victim of the Academy's rules, which rendered it unqualified to compete because of the late release date in France. With Blue out of the race the award is fair game for virtually anyone on the list, although there are certainly some favorites.

Saudi Arabia's first ever submission, the charming Wadjda might turn into beginners luck and score the Kingdom, in which movie theaters are banned, a nomination or even a win. Iran's audacious decision to submit the French-language The Past caused uproar among conservatives, but might certainly score the nation another nomination after their win in 2012 with the masterful A Separation, though two films so close together by the same director, Asghar Frhadi make it a very long shot.  Other strong contenders are Denmark's The Hunt starring Mads Mikkelsen, which would continue the country's streak of 3 consecutive nominations winning in 2011 with In A Better World, as well as Canada's Gabrielle about the romantic relationship of a handicapped couple, and Hong Kong’s The Grandmaster by famous director Wong Kar-wai.


Italy’s The Great Beauty, Romania’s Child’s Pose, Chile’s Gloria and Australia’s The Rocket, are among other titles that might score a nomination given their success and prominence during their festivals rounds. Some countries decided to take a chance and send audacious choices as their representation to the Academy, so is the case of Mexico, a country that chose the more violent and artistically daring Cannes winner Heli, over the hit comedy Instructions Not Included, or Greece’s Boy Eating The Bird’s Food, which includes grotesque imagery that might not sit well with Academy members.

The African continent is minimally represented with only 4 entries, the miraculous Grigris from Chad, South Africa’s Four Corners, and the Arabic-language works God’s Horses from Morocco, and Winter of Discontent from Egypt. Algeria, which has submitted regularly and even scored several nominations, is absent in this occasion. Equally strange is France’s decision to enter Renoir over tons of other films that could have substituted Abdellatif Kechiche's masterpiece.

Less surprising is Russia’s decision to submit a blockbuster-style production with a very nationalistic message in lieu of a more intimate film. On the other hand, Cambodia, Lithuania, and Switzerland decided to go with documentaries, a choice that has never been very fruitful in this category, while Uruguay boldly decided to send the animated feature Anina. Lastly, Israel and Palestine both entered strong candidate with Bethlehem and Omar respectively, adding with that to the great year the region has seen in the cinematic realm.

The rest of the films are a mixture of obscure titles with not much exposure outside their homelands, and a others with great premise but equally unknown quality. Thankfully for SydneysBuzz readers, the list below compiles all 76 Foreign Submissions and includes links to more information and a link to the trailer of every single one of them. For the most part the clips are subtitled; the ones that are not will at least give the reader a sense of what the film is about. As the Awards Season develops, we will have updates on predicted nominees and other developments in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film. 

AFGHANISTAN

Wajma

Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
Dir: Barmak Akram
Language: Persian
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Doc & Film International
Festivals: Sundance 2013 World Dramatic, Cannes 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

ALBANIA 

Agon

AGON
Dir: Robert Budina
Language: Albanian, Greek
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Chicago IFF 2012 New Directors Competition, Saint Petersburg International Film Festival
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

ARGENTINA

The German Doctor (Wakolda)

The German Doctor (Wakolda)
Dir:  Lucia Puenzo
Language: Spanish, German, Hebrew
U.S Release: Samuel Goldwyn Films
ISA: Pyramide
Festivals: Cannes 2013 Un Certain Regard
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Case Study by Sydney Levine

AUSTRALIA 

The Rocket poster

The Rocket
Dir: Kim Mordaunt
Language: Lao
U.S Release: Kino Lorber
ISA: Level K
Festivals: Berlin 2013: Best First Feature Film ,Tribeca 2013: World Narrative Competition
TRAILER 

AUSTRIA

The Wall Poster

The Wall
Dir: Julian Polsler
Language: German
U.S Release: Music Box Films - May 31, 2013
ISA: The Match Factory
Festivals: Sitges FF 2012 Official Fantastic, Mumbai FF 2012 Int'l Competition
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

AZERBAIJAN 

Steppe Man

Steppe Man
Dir: Shamil Aliyev
Language: Azerbaijani
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
TRAILER 

BANGLADESH 

Television Poster

Television
Dir: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Language: Bengali
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Dubai DIFF 2012 (Muhr Asia Africa Feature Special Mention)
TRAILER

BELGIUM

The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Dir: Felix van Groeningen
Language: Flemish
U.S Release: Tribeca Film - November 1, 2013
ISA: The Match Factory
Festivals: Berlinale - EFM 2013 - Panorama
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 

An Episode

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
Dir: Danis Tanović
Language: Bosnian, Romani
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: The Match Factory
Festivals: Berlinale Competition,EFM TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema
TRAILER

BRAZIL

Neighboring Sounds

Neighboring Sounds
Dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Language: Portuguese, Mandarin
U.S Release: Cinema Guild, Now Available on Netflix streaming
Festivals:Mar Del Plata FF 2012 Competirion, BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013 Panorama
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

BULGARIA

The Color of the Chameleon

The Color of the Chameleon
Dir: Emil Hristov
Language: Bulgarian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2012 Discovery, Thessaloniki IFF 2012 Int'l Competition
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

CAMBODIA

The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture

Dir: Rithy Panh
Language: French
U.S Release: Acquired by Strand Releasing for U.S Distribution
Festivals: Cannes 2013 - Un Certain Regard Prix, San Sebastian 2013 Pearls
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

CANADA

Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Dir: Louise Archambault
Language: French
U.S Release: eOne
ISA: eOne
Festivals: Toronto- TIFF 2013, Locarno International Film Festival 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

CHAD 

Grigris

Grigris
Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Language: French, Arabic
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Les Films du Losange
Festivals: Cannes Film Festival 2013-Competition-Winner Vulcain Award
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Interview by Sydney Levine

CHILE 

Gloria poster

Gloria
Dir: Sebastian Lelio
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: Roadside Attractions
ISA: Funny Balloons
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013, Toronto - TIFF 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Interview by Sydney Levine

CHINA

Back to 1942

Back to 1942
Dir: Feng Xiaogang
Language: Mandarin, English
U.S Release: Well Go USA - May 14, 2013
ISA: Huayi Brothers
Festivals: Rome Film Festival 2012, Dubai International Film Festival 2012
TRAILER 

COLOMBIA 

La Playa DC

La Playa DC
Dir: Juan Andrés Arango
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: Artmattan Productions - July 19th=, 2013
Festivals:Official Selection Cannes 2012 Un Certain Regard, Chicago IFF 2012 New Directors Competition
TRAILER

CROATIA

Halima's Path

Halima's Path

Dir: Arsen Anton Ostojić
Language: Bosnian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013, Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012 - EurAsia (Special Jury Prize)
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

CZECH REPUBLIC

The Don Jons

The Don Juans
Dir: Jiri Menzel
Language: Czech
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Montréal World Film Festival
TRAILER

DENMARK 

The Hunt

The Hunt
Dir: Thomas Vinterberg
Language: Danish
U.S Release: Magnolia Pictures - July 12, 2013
ISA: TrustNordisk
Festivals: Cannes 2012 Competition, Toronto - TIFF 2012, AFI Fest 2012
TRAILER

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Who is the boss

Who's the Boss?

Dir: Ronni Castillo
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

ECUADOR

Porcelain Horse

Porcelain Horse
Dir: Javier Andrade
Language: Spanish
U.S Release:  FiGa Films for U.S Distribution
ISA: FiGa  
Festivals: Miami International Film Festival 2012, Warsaw FF 2012 Int'l Competition
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

EGYPT 

Winter of Discontent

Winter of Discontent 
Dir: Ibrahim el-Batout
Language: Arabic
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Venice International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

ESTONIA

Free Range

Free Range
Dir: Veiko Õunpuu
Language: Estonian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2012
TRAILER

FINLAND 

Disciple

Disciple

Dir: Ulrika Bengts
Language: Finnish
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Helsinki FF 2012, Montréal World FF 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

FRANCE 

Renoir

Renoir
Dir: Gilles Bourdos
Language: French
U.S Release: Samuel Goldwyn Films - March 29, 2013
ISA: Wild Bunch
Festivals: Cannes 2012 Un Certain Regard
TRAILER

GEORGIA 

In Bloom

In Bloom
Dir: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
Language:  Georgian
U.S Release: Big World Pictures
ISA: Memento
Festivals: CICAE award Berlinale Forum 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

GERMANY

Two Lives

Two Lives
Dir: Georg Maas
Language:  German
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Beta Cinema
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013, Toronto-TIFF 2013, Busan 2013
TRAILER

GREECE

Boy Eating the Bird's Food

Boy Eating The Bird's Food
Dir: Ektoras Lygizos
Language:  Greek 
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2012 Discovery
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

HONG KONG 

The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

Dir: Wong Kar-wai
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
U.S Release: The Weinstein Company - August 23, 2013
ISA: Fortissimo  
Festivals: Berlinale -EFM 2013
TRAILER

HUNGARY

The Notebook

The Notebook
Dir: Janosz Szasz
Language:  Hungarian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

ICELAND

Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men

Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson
Language: Icelandic
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Icelandic Film Centre
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013, Sundance 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

INDIA

The Good Road

The Good Road

Dir: Gyan Correa
Language: Gujarati
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: National Film Board of India
Festivals: London Indian Film Festival in 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

INDONESIA

Sang Kiai

Sang Kiai (The Clerics)
Dir: Rako Prijanto
Language: Indonesian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

IRAN

The Past

The Past

Dir: Asghar Farhadi
Language: French, Persian
U.S Release: Sony Pictures Classics - December 20, 2013
ISA:  Memento
Festivals:Cannes 2013 Competition-Won Best Actress, Toronto - TIFF 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

ISRAEL

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Dir: Yuval Adler
Language: Hebrew
U.S Release: Adopt 
ISA: Westend 
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2013 Discovery, Telluride Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival
TRAILER

ITALY

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty
Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Language: Italian
U.S Release: AJanus Films
ISA: Pathe
Festivals: Cannes 2013 Competition, Berlin EFM 2013,
TRAILER 

Interview by Sydney Levine

JAPAN

The Great Passage

The Great Passage

Dir: Yuya Ishii
Language: Japanese
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Shochiku
Festivals: Fantasia FF 2013 Official Selection
TRAILER

KAZAKHSTAN

The Old Man

Shal (The Old Man)

Dir: Yermek Tursunov 
Language: Russian, Kazakh
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

LATVIA

Mother, I Love You

Mother, I Love You

Dir: Janis Nords
Language: Latvian
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: New Europe Film Sales
Festivals: Los Angeles Film Festival 2013, Berlinale Generation KPlus (Grand Prix of the International Jury for the best feature film) 
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

LEBANON 

Blind Intersections

Blind Intersections

Dir: Lara Saba
Language: Arabic
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Beirut International FF, Dubai International FF, Montreal FF, Festroia (Portugal), Camerimages (Poland), Brussels (Best Actor award), Geneva FF
Beirut International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival
TRAILER 

LITHUANIA

Conversations on Serious Topics

Conversations on Serious Topics
Dir: Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Language: Lithuanian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

LUXEMBOURG

Blind Spot

Blind Spot

Dir: Christophe Wagner
Language: Luxembourgish, French
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Cannes 2012
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

MEXICO

Heli

Heli

Dir: Amat Escalante
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: NDM
Festivals: Cannes 2013 Competition-Winner Best Director, San Sebastian 2013 Horizontes Latinos,
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

MOLDOVA

All God’s Children

All God's Children

Dir: Adrian Popovici
Language: Italian, Romanian, English
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

MONTENEGRO 

Bad Destiny

Ace of Spades-Bad Destiny

Dir: Draško Đurović
Language: Serbo-Croatian
U.S Release: Princ Films
Festivals: Toronto- TIFF 2013, Busan 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

MOROCCO

Horses of God

Horses of God
Dir: Nabil Ayouch
Language: Arabic
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Cannes 2012, BIF London Film Festival 2012
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

NEPAL

 Soongava: Dance of the Orchids

Soongava: Dance of the Orchids

Dir: Subarna Thapa
Language: Nepalese
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Cannes 2012, Berlin EFM 2013
TRAILER

THE NETHERLANDS

Borgman

Borgman 

Dir: Alex van Warmerdam
Language: Dutch
U.S Release: Drafthouse Films
ISA: Fortissimo
Festivals: Cannes 2013 Competition, Busan 2013, Toronto-TIFF 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

NEW ZEALAND

White Lies

White Lies  

Dir: Dana Rotberg
Language: Maori
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Film Sales Company
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

NORWAY

I Am Yours Poster

I Am Yours

Dir: Iram Haq
Language: Norwegian, Urdu
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto-TIFF 2013
TRAILER 

PAKISTAN 

Zinda Bhaag Poster

Zinda Bhaag
Dir: Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi
Language: Udu, Punjabi
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

PALESTINE

OMAR

Omar
Dir:
Hany Abu-Assad
Language: Arabic
U.S Release:
Adopt Films

ISA: The Match Factory
Festivals:
Cannes 2013 Un Certain Regard, Toronto-TIFF 2013

TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

Interview by Carlos Aguilar


PERU

The Cleaner
The Cleaner

Dir: Adrian Saba
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Film Republic
Festivals: Palm Springs Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

PHILIPPINES

Transit

Transit

Dir: Hannah Espia
Language: Filipino, Tagalog, Hebrew
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

POLAND

WALESA

Walesa

Dir: Andrzej Wajda
Language: Polish
U.S Release: TBA

ISA: Films Boutique
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2013, Venice- Biennale 2013
TRAILER

PORTUGAL

Lines of Wellington

Lines of Wellington

Dir: Valeria Sarmiento
Language: Portuguese, English, French
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Alfama
Festivals: Venice - Biennale 2012 Competition, Toronto - TIFF 2012
TRAILER

ROMANIA

Child's Pose

Child's Pose

Dir: Calin Peter Netzer
Language: Romanian
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Beta Cinema
Festivals: Berlinale - EFM 2013 - Competition (Golden Bear for the Best Film), Toronto - TIFF 2013 Contemporary World Cinema
TRAILER

Articles by Sydney Levine, Berlin Diary #2

RUSSIA

STALINGRAD

Stalingrad

Dir: Fedor Bondarchuk
Language: Russian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: N/A
TRAILER

SAUDI ARABIA

Wadjda

Wadjda

Dir: Haifaa al-Mansour
Language: Arabic
U.S Release: Sony Pictures Classics - September 13, 2013
ISA: The Match Factory  
Festivals: Cannes 2012, Venice International Film Festival 2012, Los Angeles Film Festival, Toronto-TIFF 2013
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SERBIA

Circles

Circles

Dir: Srdan Golubovic
Language: Serbian
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Memento
Festivals: Sundance 2013 World Dramatic, Berlinale - EFM 2013 Forum
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Sydney Levine

SINGAPORE

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo
Dir: Anthony Chen
Language: Mandarin, Hokkien, English, Tagalog
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Memento
Festivals: Cannes 2013 Directors Fortnight, Toronto - TIFF 2013 Discovery
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SLOVAKIA

My Dog Killer

My Dog Killer
Dir: Mira Fornay
Language: Slovak
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: M Appeal
Festivals: Berlin EFM 2013,Busan 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SLOVENIA

Class Enemy

Class Enemy
Dir: Rok Biček
Language: Slovene
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto-TIFF 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SPAIN

15 Years and One Day

15 Years and One Day
Dir: Gracia Querejeta
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Latido
Festivals: San Sebastian 2013 Made in Spain, Berlin EFM 2013
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar 

Interview by Carlos Aguilar

SOUTH AFRICA

Four Corners

Four Corners
Dir: Ian Gabriel
Language: Afrikaans, Tsotsitaal
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals:N/A
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SOUTH KOREA

Juvenile Offender

Juvenile Offender 
Dir: Kang Yi-kwan
Language: Korean
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Finecut
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2012 Contemporary World Cinema,
TRAILER

SWEDEN

Eat, Sleep, Die

Eat Sleep Die
Dir: Gabriela Pichler
Language: Swedish, Croatian
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Yellow Affair
Festivals: Venice International Film Festival 2012, Toronto - TIFF 2012
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

SWITZERLAND

More than Honey

More Than Honey
Dir: Markus Imhoof
Language: German, Mandarin
U.S Release: TBA
ISA: Films Boutique
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2012 TIFF Docs, Berlin EFM 2013
TRAILER

TAIWAN

SOUL

Soul
Dir: Mong-Hong Chung
Language: Mandarin
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto - TIFF 2013 Vanguard
TRAILER

THAILAND

Countdown

Countdown
Dir: Nattawut Poonpiriya
Language: Thai
U.S Release: Acquired by Birch Tree Entertainment for U.S Distribution
Festivals: Far East Film Festival 2013
TRAILER

TURKEY

The Butterfly's Dream

The Butterfly's Dream
Dir: Yılmaz Erdoğan
Language: Turkish
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Istanbul Film Festival, Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival
TRAILER 

Review by Carlos Aguilar

UKRAINE

Paradjanov

Paradjanov
Dir: Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova
Language: Russian
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Toronto 2013
TRAILER

UNITED KINGDOM

METRO MANILA

Metro Manila
Dir: Sean Elllis
Language: Filipino, Tagalog
U.S Release: Paladin/108 Media
ISA: 
Festivals: Sundance 2013 World Dramatic, Berlin EFM 2012, Cannes 2012, AFM 2012, Berlin EFM 2013
TRAILER 

URUGUAY

AninA

Anina
Dir: Alfredo Soderguit
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
TRAILER

Review by Carlos Aguilar

VENEZUELA

 Breach in the Silence

Breach in the Silence
Dir: Luis and Andrés Rodríguez
Language: Spanish
U.S Release: TBA
Festivals: Havana FF 2012, Ventana Sur 2012, Festival de Mar del Plata "Panorama Latinomaericano"
TRAILER


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14 Comments

  • Lediana | October 25, 2013 1:35 PMReply

    Agon is an amazing movie and with great messages to the world.

  • Paulina | October 4, 2013 4:23 PMReply

    What about Uruguay's ANINA?

  • Carlos Aguilar | October 8, 2013 11:37 AM

    You are right Christophe, it got nominated for Best Animated Feature, but it was also France's Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film that year, and it didn't score a nomination on this category. That's what I was referring to.

  • Christophe | October 8, 2013 11:23 AM

    Persepolis WAS nominated at the 80th Academy Awards. It lost vs. Ratatouille.

  • Carlos Aguilar | October 4, 2013 4:51 PM

    Added to the list. Have you seen the film? it looks beautiful. Hopefully we get in the U.S soon. Bold move from Uruguay to send an animated film. The only animated film ever nominated in this category was "Waltz with Bashir', although 'Persepolis' was France's submission a few years ago it didn't score a nomination. Good luck to Uruguay.

  • Carlos Aguilar | October 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    Thank you for letting us know, their submission was one of the last ones, it will be added to the list shortly. Thank you.

  • Jed | October 3, 2013 8:49 PMReply

    Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage), Japan's entry is not part of Cannes 2013 as you mentioned. Fantasia, Vancouver, BFI London, Punchon and Hongkong, but NOT Cannes.

    You have mistaken it for either Soshite Chichi ni Naru or Wara no Tate.

  • Sydney Levine | October 11, 2013 3:12 PM

    The Cinando entry says it was in the Cannes Market 2013 not the Cannes Film Festival. Shochiku entered it but you can correct it on Cinando if you want.

  • Carlos Aguilar | October 3, 2013 8:58 PM

    Check the left bottom corner http://cinando.com/DefaultController.aspx?PageID=FicheFilm&IdC=867&IdF=145779

  • freedom | October 3, 2013 1:09 PMReply

    THE REPUBLICAN ARE THE WORST POLITICIAN EVER. THEIR POINTS OF VIEW ARE AWFUL, USURIOUS, IGNORANT, THAT JUST DEFEND THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTEREST. PEOPLE OF USA WAKING UP AND GO TO THE STREET TO PROTEST AGAINST THE FASCISM AND NEOLIBERAL USURIOUS POLICTS. FOR FREEDOM, FOR THE PEOPLE, GO TO THE STREET PROTEST

  • Shibangi Das | October 3, 2013 3:10 AMReply

    Hi.
    We would like to clarify that the Indian entry "The Good Road" was not part of Cannes 2012. It was, however, a part of the London Indian Film Festival in 2013.
    Would appreciate if the said detail is changed.
    Thanks

  • Sydney Levine | October 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    Hi,
    I have also requested that Cannes' Cinando change the information. You might like to follow up with them as well. It looks like it was announced in Cannes in 2012 when it was still in post. Is that possible?

  • Carlos Aguilar | October 3, 2013 10:35 AM

    Our apologies, that detail has now been fixed, we based on Cinando's information that noted the film's participation in Cannes.

  • WILL GRAHAM | October 2, 2013 7:47 PMReply

    only ones i heard of are..

    LINES OF WELLINGTON malkovich
    THE HUNT mads
    METRO MANILA
    THE GREAT BEAUTY il divo
    BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR french brokeback
    GLORIA
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