Connect with us

Retro IONCINEMA.com

Canada’s Incendies Joins Near Complete Foreign Oscar List

I’m not sure what the cutoff date is for from the individual countries for the Foreign Language Film nominations, but Sony Pictures Classics are glad to see Canada select Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies. The company now has three horses in the race and once again, places the distributor in a pretty good position to grab the most of the spots in the final five nominations.

I’m not sure what the cutoff date is for from the individual countries for the Foreign Language Film nominations, but Sony Pictures Classics are glad to see Canada select Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies. The company now has three horses in the race and once again, places the distributor in a pretty good position to grab the most of the spots in the final five nominations. Their solid trio so far includes: the Villeneuve film that played at Venice, Telluride and TIFF with Cannes items Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men and Olivier Schmitz’s Life, Above All. Having seen all three mentioned titles, I can say that this will please Academy voters. Cross your fingers for Dogtooth folks.

Algeria: Outside the Law, Rachid Bouchareb
Austria: La Pivellina, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Azerbaijan: The Precinct, Ilgar Safat
Belgium: Illègal, Olivier Masset-Depasse
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Circus Columbia, Danis Tanovic
Bulgaria: Eastern Plays, Kamen Kalev
Cananda: Incendies, Denis Villeneuve
Croatia: The Blacks, Goran Devic and Zvonimir Jurić
Egypt: Messages from the Sea, Daoud Abdel Sayed
Estonia: The Temptation of St. Tony, Veiko Õunpuu
Finland: Stream of Life, Joonas Berghällin and Mika Hotakaisen
France: Of Gods and Men, Xavier Beauvois
Germany: Die Fremde, Feo Adalag
Greece: Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos
Hungary: Bibliothèque Pascal, Szabolcs Hajdu
Iran: Farewell Baghdad by Mehdi Naderi
Iraq: Son of Babylon, Mohamed Al-Daradji
Israel: The Human Resources Manager, Eran Riklis
Japan: Confessions, Tetsuya Nakashima
Macedonia: Mothers, Milcho Manchevski
Netherlands: Tirza, Rudolf van den Berg
Peru: Contracorriente (Undertow), Javier Fuentes-León
Poland: All That I Love, Jacek Borcuch
Romania: If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, Florin Serban
Russia: The Edge, Aleksey Uchitel
Slovakia: The Border, Jaroslav Vojtek
South Africa: Life, Above All, Olivier Schmitz
South Korea: A Barefoot Dream, Kim Tae-gyun
Sweden: Simple Simon, Andreas Öhman
Switzerland: La Petite Chambre, Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond
Taiwan: Monga, Doze Niu
Thailand: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Turkey: Bal (Honey), Semih Kaplanoğlu
Venezuela: Hermano, Marcel Rasquin

Continue Reading
Advertisement
You may also like...

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

Click to comment

More in Retro IONCINEMA.com

To Top