FROM the 80 films that were considered eligible, nine Foreign Language Films remain following the first round of voting ahead of the Oscars official nominations January 14.
The online entertainment source Variety has listed the latest films on the Oscar shortlist for best Foreign Language film. The first round of voting for six pictures took place between mid-October and December 14 and was made up of hundreds of Academy members. Three additional films were selected by the foreign-language executive committee.
The second voting phase will decide the official five foreign-language nominations. Of the nine contenders, five are European films.
Belgium, The Brand New Testament, by Jaco Van Dormael Colombia,Embrace Of The Serpent, by Ciro Guerra Denmark,A War, by Tobias Lindholm Finland, The Fencer, by Klaus Härö France, Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven Germany, Labyrinth Of Lies, by Giulio Ricciarelli Hungary,Son Of Saul, by László Nemes Ireland, Viva, by Paddy Breathnach Jordan, Theeb, by Naji Abu Nowar