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Oscar Watch: South Korea's 'Pieta,' Belgium's 'Our Children' and Norway's 'Kon-Tiki' Join Growing List of Foreign Oscar Contenders

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 14, 2012 at 2:56PM

In advance of the October 1 Oscar deadline, the official foreign language submissions are coming fast and furious from around the world.
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"Our Children"
"Our Children"

Here's a working list so far (thanks to Movie On):

Australia: Lore, Cate Shortland
Austria: Amour (Love), Michael Haneke
Azerbaijan: Buta, Ilgar Najaf
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Djeca (Children of Sarajevo), Aida Begic
Bulgaria: Кецове Kecove (Sneakers), Ivan Vladimirov and Valeri Yordanov
Cambodia: ឃ្លាត​ទៅ​សែន​ឆ្ងាយ (Lost Loves), Chhay Bora
Germany: Barbara, Christian Petzold
Greece: Άδικος Κόσμος Adikos kosmos (Unfair World), Filippos Tsitos
Hungary: Csak a szél (Just the Wind), Benedek Fliegauf
Japan: かぞくのくに Kazoku no kuni (Our Homeland), Yong-hi Yang
Macedonia: Трето полувреме Treto poluvreme (The Third Half), Darko Mitrevski
Morocco: موت للبيع Mort à vendre (Death for Sale), Faouzi Bensaïdi
Netherlands: Kauwboy, Boudewijn Koole
Norway: Kon-Tiki by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Palestine: لما شفتك Lamma Shoftak (When I Saw You), Annemarie Jacir
Poland: 80 milionów (80 Millions), Waldemar Krzystek
Romania: După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), Cristian Mungiu
Serbia: Кад сване дан Kad svane dan (When Day Breaks), Gorana Paskaljevića
South Korea: 피에타 Pieta, Kim Ki-Duk
Sweden: Hypnotisören (The Hypnotist), Lasse Hallström
Ukraine: ТойХтоПройшовКрізьВогонь (Firecrosser), Mykhailo Illienko
Venezuela: Piedra, Papel o Tijera (Rock, Paper, Scissors), Hernán Jabes

This article is related to: Academy Awards, Awards, Best Foreign-Language Film, Toronto International Film Festival, Oscars, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.