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OSCARS 2014

Oscars announce shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

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- LUX Prize winner The Broken Circle Breakdown and EFA winner The Great Beauty among the nine shortlisted titles

Oscars announce shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film
C'est l'un de ces 9 films qui remportera la statuette américaine tant convoitée des Européens

The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences have announced that nine foreign films have been shortlisted from 76 originally submitted.

The list includes titles that were recently awarded in Europe such as LUX Prize winner The Broken Circle Breakdown by Belgian director Felix van Groeningen and EFA winner The Great Beauty by Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino.

Only five films will make the list of finalists which is to be unveiled on January 16, 2014. The awards will be handed out March 2 in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre.

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The shortlisted films are:

The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
 - Felix van Groeningen
Belgiulm

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Danis Tanović
film profile
]
 - Danis Tanovic
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Hunt [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
 - Thomas Vinterberg
Denmark

Two Lives [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Georg Maas
Germany

The Notebook [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Janos Szász
film profile
]
 - Janos Szasz
Hungary

The Great Beauty [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
 - Paolo Sorrentino
Italy

The Missing Picture [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Rithy Panh 
Cambodia

The Grandmaster - Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong,

Omar - Hany Abu-Assad
Palestine

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