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76 Contenders for Best Foreign Language Oscar Unveiled

by Newsweek Pakistan
Gabriel Bouys—AFP

Gabriel Bouys—AFP

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia among 76 countries that entered movies for consideration.

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced on Monday.

According to the Academy, Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The long-list of 76 films is as follows:

Afghanistan: Wajma—An Afghan Love Story
Albania: Agon
Argentina: The German Doctor
Australia: The Rocket
Austria: The Wall
Azerbaijan: Steppe Man
Bangladesh: Television
Belgium: The Broken Circle Breakdown
Bosnia and Herzegovina: An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
Brazil: Neighboring Sounds
Bulgaria: The Color of the Chameleon
Cambodia: The Missing Picture
Canada: Gabrielle
Chad: GriGris
Chile: Gloria
China: Back to 1942
Colombia: La Playa DC
Croatia: Halima’s Path
Czech Republic: The Don Juans
Denmark: The Hunt
Dominican Republic: Quien Manda?
Ecuador: The Porcelain Horse
Egypt: Winter of Discontent
Estonia: Free Range
Finland: Disciple
France: Renoir
Georgia: In Bloom
Germany: Two Lives
Greece: Boy Eating the Bird’s Food
Hong Kong: The Grandmaster
Hungary: The Notebook
Iceland: Of Horses and Men
India: The Good Road
Indonesia: Sang Kiai
Iran: The Past
Israel: Bethlehem
Italy: The Great Beauty
Japan: The Great Passage
Kazakhstan: Shal
Latvia: Mother, I Love You
Lebanon: Blind Intersections
Lithuania: Conversations on Serious Topics
Luxembourg: Blind Spot
Mexico: Heli
Moldova: All God’s Children
Montenegro: Ace of Spades—Bad Destiny
Morocco: Horses of God
Nepal: Soongava: Dance of the Orchids
Netherlands: Borgman
New Zealand: White Lies
Norway: I Am Yours
Pakistan: Zinda Bhaag
Palestine: Omar
Peru: The Cleaner
Philippines: Transit
Poland: Walesa. Man of Hope
Portugal: Lines of Wellington
Romania: Child’s Pose
Russia: Stalingrad
Saudi Arabia: Wadjda
Serbia: Circles
Singapore: Ilo Ilo
Slovak Republic: My Dog Killer
Slovenia: Class Enemy
South Africa: Four Corners
South Korea: Juvenile Offender
Spain: 15 Years Plus a Day
Sweden: Eat Sleep Die
Switzerland: More than Honey
Taiwan: Soul
Thailand: Countdown
Turkey: The Butterfly’s Dream
Ukraine: Paradjanov
United Kingdom: Metro Manila
Uruguay: Anina
Venezuela: Breach in the Silence

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Jan. 16. Only five films from the above list will be selected.

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