Nine films in running for Foreign Language Oscar nominations

Jan 15, 2008 by Ian Evans

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 80th Academy Awards®. This list has been shortened from the sixty-three films that qualified.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

  • Austria, The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, director
  • Brazil, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Cao Hamburger, director
  • Canada, Days of Darkness, Denys Arcand, director
  • Israel, Beaufort, Joseph Cedar, director
  • Italy, The Unknown, Giuseppe Tornatore, director
  • Kazakhstan, Mongol, Sergei Bodrov, director
  • Poland, Katyn, Andrzej Wajda, director
  • Russia, 12, Nikita Mikhalkov, director
  • Serbia, The Trap, Srdan Golubovic, director

A committee of the Academy will view the shortlisted films and select the five nominees for the category.

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