Thursday, September 18, 2008

Foreign film candidates

Oct 1 is the deadline for all the 96 countries to submit their entry for the foreign film category for next year's Academy Awards.

Here are the confirmed entries so far:

Canada: Benoît Pilon's The Necessities of Life
Germany: Uli Edel’s The Baader Meinhof Complex
Sweden: Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments
Belgium: Bouli Lanners’s Eldorado
Finland: Dome Karukoski’s The Home of Dark Butterflies
Hungary: Csaba Bollók’s Iska’s Journey
Austria: Gotz Spielmann's Revanche
Japan: Yojiro Takita's Departures
Korea: Kim Tae-gyun's Crossing
Philippines: Dante Nico Garcia's Ploning
Taiwan: Wei Te-sheng's Cape No. 7
Brazil: Bruno Barreto's Last Stop 174

Sources: Globe and Mail, Reuters and Cine Europa

Of the above, I have only see the Hungarian entry, Iska’s Journey. So far, I have not heard anything about the Indian entry but I think Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par would be a good choice. But then again with the Indian entries, films are not always chosen on merit.

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