Tag: best international feature film

2022 Oscars Challenge: [33] “The Hand of God” (One Nomination)

FILM #33 OF 38 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“The Hand of God”MARCH 20, 2022NETFLIX DAY 41 OF 48 BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURECountry of Origin: Italy BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Italy PREVIOUS NOMINATIONS 20TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1947)Special Award“Shoe-Shine”WINNER 22ND ACADEMY AWARDS (1949)Special Foreign Language Film Award“The Bicycle Thief”WINNER 23RD ACADEMY AWARDS (1950)Honorary Foreign Language Film Award“Shoe-Shine”WINNER 29TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1956)Best Foreign Language Film“La Strada”WINNER 30TH … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [33] “The Hand of God” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [21] “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” (One Nomination)

FILM #21 OF 38 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”MARCH 3, 2022VUDU DAY 24 OF 48 BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURECountry of Origin: Bhutan BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Bhutan — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS A disillusioned schoolteacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [21] “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [14] “The Worst Person in the World” (Two Nominations)

FILM #14 OF 38 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“The Worst Person in the World”FEBRUARY 24, 2022SCREENER DAY 17 OF 48 BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURECountry of Origin: Norway Best Achievement in WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)Screenplay by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Norway PREVIOUS NOMINATIONS 30TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1957)Best Foreign Language Film“Nine Lives”NOMINEE 60TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1987)Best Foreign Language Film“Pathfinder”NOMINEE 69TH ACADEMY AWARDS … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [14] “The Worst Person in the World” (Two Nominations)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Drive My Car” (Four Nominations)

FILM #13 OF 38 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“DRIVE MY CAR”FEBRUARY 20, 2022SCREENER DAY 13 OF 48 Best Motion Picture of the YearProduced by Teruhisa Yamamoto Best Achievement in DirectingDirected by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURECountry of Origin: Japan Best Achievement in WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa OeBased on “Drive My Car” by Haruki Murakami Best Motion Picture of … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Drive My Car” (Four Nominations)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Flee” (Three Nominations)

FILM #8 OF 38 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“FLEE”FEBRUARY 17, 2022HULU DAY 10 OF 48 BEST ANIMATED FEATUREProduced by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Bryge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATUREProduced by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Bryge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURECountry of Origin: Denmark BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Jonas Poher Rasmussen — … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Flee” (Three Nominations)

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

INTERNATIONAL feature SHORTLIST: Austria — “Great Freedom” Belgium — “Playground” Bhutan — “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” Denmark — “Flee” Finland — “Compartment No. 6” Germany — “I’m Your Man” Iceland — “Lamb” Iran — “A Hero” Italy — “The Hand of God” Japan — “Drive My Car” Kosovo — “Hive” Mexico — “Prayers for the Stolen” Norway — “The Worst Person in … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

In the interest of being honest, my predictions here are mainly just stabs in the dark. I follow the Oscars and the awards season leading up to them fairly closely. I get an idea what has groundswell, what history says the Academy votes for, and just a general gut feeling regarding certain films. But there’s nothing close to science behind my picks. I mainly … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

2021 Oscars Challenge: [23] “The Man Who Sold His Skin” — Best International Feature

The Man Who Sold His Skin BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Sam Ali, a young Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and get back the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of by the world’s most notorious contemporary artists, turning his own body into a piece of art. … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [23] “The Man Who Sold His Skin” — Best International Feature

2021 Oscars Challenge: [20] “Another Round” (Two Nominations)

ANOTHER ROUND BEST DIRECTINGBEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE High school teacher Martin is stuck in a rut at work and home and, along with his three best friends, decides to find if drinking alcohol on a daily basis will increase his enjoyment of life. Thomas Vinterberg There’s been a trend of International directors getting nominated in Best Directing. It happened a few years ago when “Cold … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [20] “Another Round” (Two Nominations)

2021 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Better Days” — Best International Feature

BETTER DAYS BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Two damaged souls form a unique bond, but as they graduate into the more complicated adult world, the innocent promise they once made to each other may no longer be sufficient to lead them out of the dark. Hong Kong “Better Days” may be a love story on the surface, but it’s also an ode to anti-bullying. Bullying is … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Better Days” — Best International Feature

2021 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — Best International Feature

QUO VADIS, AIDA? BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. What is on the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death – and how should she act? Bosnia and … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Quo Vadis, Aida?” — Best International Feature

2021 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Collective” (Two Nominations)

COLLECTIVE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATUREBEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE The film follows a team of journalists who uncover widespread corruption. After a deadly nightclub fire, the mysterious death of a powerful pharmaceutical firm’s owner and the resignation of a health minister, the reporters expose a much larger, even more explosive political scandal. Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana If a documentary can change the way you feel or … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Collective” (Two Nominations)

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

INTERNATIONAL feature SHORTLIST: Bosnia and Herzegovina — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” Chile — “The Mole Agent” Czech Republic — “Charlatan” Denmark — “Another Round” France — “Two of Us” Guatemala — “La Llorona” Hong Kong — “Better Days” Iran — “Sun Children” Ivory Coast — “Night of the Kings” Mexico — “I’m No Longer Here” Norway — “Hope” Romania — “Collective” Russia — “Dear Comrades!” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

In the interest of being honest, my predictions here are mainly just stabs in the dark. I follow the Oscars and the awards season leading up to them fairly closely. I get an idea what has groundswell, what history says the Academy votes for, and just a general gut feeling regarding certain films. But there’s nothing close to science behind my picks. I mainly … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

2020 Oscars Challenge: [36] “Parasite” — Six Nominations

Let’s just bask in the fact that absolutely no one nominated for this film has ever been nominated for an Academy Award before. Even the country of South Korea had yet to even gain a nomination. Now Bong Joon Ho and the rest of his crew can get their names in the history books. And “Parasite” is actually one of the Big Three, with runner-up status as we speak. The only reason it’s not front and center is because “1917” has been cleaning up the awards, from the PGA to the DGA to the Globes. “Parasite” has done well in its own right, winning the SAG Ensemble award as well as Best International Film at the Globes. It simply depends where the Academy leans.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [32] Corpus Christi (Poland) — Best International Feature Film

“Parasite” has this category locked up, so almost anything else is a non-starter. Even if that’s not the case and something does upset, it’ll likely be “Pain and Glory” and not “Corpus Christi.” The experts actually have it placed dead last, so the chances for it are not good.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [19] “Pain And Glory” — Two Nominations

Just like Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best International Feature Film is basically locked as well, with “Parasite” being the absolute favorite, not only here but everywhere, so much so that it could translate into a Best Picture win. There’s no way there will be an upset but if by some miracle there is, I guess “Pain and Glory” would likely be the next in line.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [2] “Honeyland” — Two Nominations

“American Factory” is currently the odds on favorite among the pundits, but showing up in both the Documentary and International Feature categories does get more eyes on this one. “Honeyland” also holds an edge over “American Factory” in the style department.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [1] Les Misérables (France) — Best International Feature Film

It might share the same name as the musical, but trust me when I tell you there’s no singing or dancing in this “Les Misérables.”

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 International Films in the Final Round for the 92nd Academy Awards

The International Feature category (formerly the Foreign Language Feature category) has been narrowed down to ten contenders.

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards

The 2018-2019 Oscar Season is officially upon us, as 93 countries have submitted their entries into the newly dubbed Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. Among the entries are front-runners like “Pain and Glory,” which debuted in America last weekend and “Parasite,” which has been receiving rave reviews and has its American debut this upcoming weekend. Animated films “Weathering With … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature Film at 92nd Academy Awards