erik lundegaard

Sunday December 21, 2014

Best Foreign Language Film Down to Nine Nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (The Oscars) has shortlisted its “best foreign language film” category to nine choices. They are:

  • Accused (The Netherlands)
  • Corn Island (Georgia)
  • Force Majeure (Sweden)
  • Ida (Poland) *
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • The Liberator (Venezuela)
  • Tangerines (Estonia)
  • Timbuktu (Mauritania)
  • Wild Tales 

* currently streaming on Netflix

As you can see, I've only seen “Ida,” which I think is one of the best movies of the year. Missed “Force Majeure” at SIFF Uptown because it's December and time is crazy. Heard good things on “Leviathan.”

What's missing? “Deux jours, une nuit” from Belgium. I've heard “Winter Sleep” from Turkey is quite good. I assume “Kraftidioten” wasn't even offered up by Norway to the Academy.


“Ida”: The best road movie of the year. 

Posted at 07:54 AM on Sunday December 21, 2014 in category Movies - The Oscars  
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