January 13, 2009

Foreign Film Shortlist

Some interesting omissions:
Austria, “Revanche” (Gotz Spielmann, director)
Canada, “The Necessities of Life” (Benoit Pilon, director)
France, “The Class” (Laurent Cantet, director)
Germany, “The Baader Meinhof Complex” (Uli Edel, director)
Israel, “Waltz with Bashir” (Ari Folman, director)
Japan, “Departures” (Yojiro Takita, director)
Mexico, “Tear This Heart Out” (Roberto Sneider, director)
Sweden, “Everlasting Moments” (Jan Troell, director)
Turkey, “3 Monkeys” (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director)
-Snubs for A Christmas Tale, Edge of Heaven, and Gomorra...thoughts?


  1. How can Gomorrah be left out??? It was one of the best movies of the year!

  2. i'm mad about no love for the Edge of Heaven, out all the categories that makes the most mistakes and snubs, Foreign Language film takes the cake

  3. it is indeed a rather flawed category

  4. No love for Captain Abu Raed?? best film!