Monday, October 30, 2006

61 COUNTRIES VIE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE OSCAR®

The submission list is out for the 61 countries who have submitted films for consideration as the Best Foreign Language Film of 2006 for the 79th Academy Awards® in January. The list below does not include a 62nd country, Finland, which submitted Aki Kaurismakiâ's LIGHTS IN THE DUSK, but the filmmaker subsequently withdrew it. A link "Foreign Films Submitted 2007" is on the right sidebar of this blog and will remain for about five months.

The nominations for the 79th Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday, January 23, 2007, and the awards will be presented at the Oscar gala Sunday, February 25, 2007.

The Foreign Language Film submissions for Best Foreign Language Film of 2006, and their directors are:

Algeria, DAYS OF GLORY, Rachid Bouchareb.

Argentina, FAMILY LAW, Daniel Burman.

Australia, TEN CANOES, Rolf de Heer.

Austria, YOU BET YOUR LIFE, Antonin Svoboda.

Bangladesh, FOREVER FLOWS, Abu Sayeed.

Belgium, SOMEONE ELSE'S HAPPINESS, Fien Troch.

Bolivia, AMERICAN VISA, Juan Carlos Valdivia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, GRBAVICA, Jasmila Zbanic.

Brazil, CINEMA, ASPIRINS and VULTURES, Marcelo Gomes.

Bulgaria, MONKEYS IN WINTER, Milena Andonova.

Canada, WATER, Deepa Mehta.

Chile, EN LA CAMA, Matiaz Bize.

China, CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, Zhang Yimou.

Colombia, A TON OF LUCK, Rodrigo Triana.

Croatia, LIBERTAS, Veljko Bulajic.

Cuba, EL BENNY, Jorge Luis Sanchez.

Czech Republic, LUNACY, Jan Svankmajer.

Denmark, AFTER THE WEDDING, Susanne Bier.

Egypt, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING, Marwan Hamed.

France, AVENUE MONTAIGNE, Daniele Thompson.

Germany, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Greece, CHARITON'S CHOIR, Grigoris Karantinakis.

Hong Kong, THE BANQUET, Feng Xiaogang.

Hungary, WHITE PALMS, Szabolcs Hajdu.

Iceland, CHILDREN, Ragnar Bragason.

India, RANG DE BASANTI, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

Indonesia, LOVE FOR SHARE, Nia Dinata.

Iran, TRANSIT CAFE, Kambozia Partovi.

Iraq, DREAMS Mohamed Al-Daradji.

Israel, SWEET MUD, Dror Shaul.

Italy, GOLDEN DOOR, Emanuele Crialese.

Japan, HULA GIRLS, Sang-il Lee.

Kazakhstan, NOMAD, Sergei Bodrov, Talgat Temenov, Ivan Passer.

Korea, KING AND THE CLOWN, Lee Jun-ik.

Kyrgyzstan, THE WEDDING CHEST, Nurbek Egen.

Lebanon, BOSTA, Philippe Aractingi.

Lithuania, BEFORE FLYING BACK TO EARTH, Arunas Matelis.

Macedonia, KONTAKT, Sergei Stanojkovski.

Mexico, PAN'S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro.

Morocco, THE MOROCCAN SYMPHONY, Kamal Kamal.

Nepal, BASAIN, Subash Prasad Gajurel.

The Netherlands, BLACK BOOK, Paul Verhoeven.

Norway, REPRISE, Joachim Trier.

Peru, MADEINUSA, Claudia Llosa.

Philippines, THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS, Auraeus Solito.

Poland, RETRIEVAL, Slawomir Fabicki.

Portugal, ALICE, Marco Martins.

Puerto Rico, THIEVES AND LIARS, Ricardo Mendez Matta.

Romania, THE WAY I SPEND THE END OF THE WORLD, Catalin Mitulescu.

Russia, 9TH COMPANY, Fyodor Bondarchuk.

Serbia, TOMORROW MORNING, Oleg Novkovic.

Slovenia, GRAVEHOPPING, Jan Cvitkovic.

Spain, VOLVER, Pedro Almodovar.

Sweden, FALKENBERG FAREWELL, Jesper Ganslandt.

Switzerland, VITUS, Fredi M. Murer.

Taiwan, BLUE CHA CHA, Cheng Wen-tang.

Thailand, AHIMSA STOP TO RUN, Leo Kittikorn.

Turkey, ICE CREAM, I SCREAM, Yuksel Aksu.

Ukraine, AURORA, Oxana Bayrak.

Venezuela, MAROA, Solveig Hoogesteijn.

Vietnam, STORY OF PAO, Ngo Quang Hai.

2 comments:

  1. Hola Mimi ... I'm just embarrassed at how few of these great movies I've seen, but I plan to change that by the end of the year .. the big three on my must-see list are Volver, Pan's Labyrinth and Curse of the Golden Flower

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  2. Thanks, Keith. Just sent you an e-mail.
    Mimi

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