January 20, 2010

The Shortlist for Best Foreign Film comes out...

...and here are the finalists for a nomination:

  • Argentina, “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Juan Jose Campanella, director;
  • Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director;
  • Bulgaria, “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komandarev, director;
  • France, “Un Prophète,” Jacques Audiard, director;
  • Germany, “The White Ribbon,” Michael Haneke, director;
  • Israel, “Ajami,” Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, directors;
  • Kazakhstan, “Kelin,” Ermek Tursunov, director;
  • The Netherlands, “Winter in Wartime,” Martin Koolhoven, director;
  • Peru, “The Milk of Sorrow,” Claudia Llosa, director.
-Which 5 do you think will get nominated?


  1. I think the only two locks are A Prophet and The White Ribbon...

  2. The only ones I've even heard of are The White Ribbon, A Prophet, and Samson and Delilah. So I have to go with those three. The other two: The Milk of Sorrow, Winter In Wartime. Just because I like the names.


  3. pretty interesting. baaria and i killed my mother falling out quite shocked me (almost as much as gommorah last year). My favorite is un prophete, though I really loved Landscape No. 23 :)

  4. For a moment I actually thought there was a link to the whole list, because "Broken Embraces" is missing lol.

    I'm not a fan of that film; It's just that I thought the Cruz factor would carry it through to an oscar nomination.

    I'm glad to see "The White Ribbon" there though. I thoroughly enjoyed Roxane Duran's performance.

  5. * landscape no. 2 (pokrajina st. 2)

  6. It's likely between A Prophet and The White Ribbon...

  7. The Milk of Sorrow won the best film in Belin Film Festival...