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OSCARS 2012 Europe

Five Europeans make the shortlist

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Five Europeans make the shortlist

Five European films have been selected to the shortlist in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, as announced by the Academy.

These are Michael R. Roskam’s Bullhead [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bart Van Langendonck
interview: Michaël R. Roskam
film profile
]
(Belgium), Ole Christian Madsen’s Superclasico [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Denmark), Wim Wenders’s Pina [+see also:
trailer
interview: Wim Wenders
film profile
]
(Germany, in co-production with France and UK), Roschdy Zem’s Omar Killed Me [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(officially a candidate of Morocco but French-produced), Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness (officially a candidate of Poland, co-produced with Germany, France, Canada).

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The shortlist, which includes 9 titles, also features Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar (Canada), Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation (Iran), Wei Te-sheng’s Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan), and Joseph Cedar’s Footnote (Israele).

The 5 Oscar finalists for the Best Foreign Language Film will meet on Tuesday 24, along with the other nominations. The 84th edition of the Oscars will take place at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre on February 26, 2012.

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