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49 Countries Submit Films for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire October 22, 2004 at 2:0AM

49 Countries Submit Films for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration
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49 Countries Submit Films for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration

by Eugene Hernandez



Photo courtesy of AMPAS.


Forty-nine countries are vying for one of five Oscar nominations in the 2004 Foreign Language Film Award category. That's a drop from last year when 55 countries submitted films for consideration. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Frank Pierson unveiled yesterday the complete list of films submitted for consideration this year.

The nominations for the 77th Academy Awards will be announced on January 25, 2005 and the Oscar will be presented on February 27, 2005.

The complete list (as provided by AMPAS), follows:

Afghanistan, "Earth and Ashes," directed by Atiq Rahimi

Argentina, "A Lost Embrace," directed by Daniel Burman

Austria, "Antares," directed by Gotz Spielmann

Belgium, "The Alzheimer Case," directed by Erik Van Looy

Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Days and Hours," directed by Pjer Zalica

Brazil, "Olga," directed by Jayme Monjardim

Bulgaria, "Mila from Mars," directed by Zornitsa Sophia

Canada, "Far Side of the Moon," directed by Robert Lapage

Chile, "Machuca," directed by Andrés Wood

China, "House of Flying Daggers," directed by Zhang Yimou

Croatia, "Long Dark Night," directed by Antun Vrdoljak

Czech Republic, "Up and Down," directed by Jan Hrebejk

Denmark, "The Five Obstructions," directed by Jørgen Leth & Lars von Trier

Ecuador, "Chronicles," directed by Sebastián Cordero

Egypt, "I Love Cinema," directed by Osama Fawzy

Estonia, "Revolution of Pigs," directed by Karlo Funk

Finland, "Producing Adults," directed by Aleksi Salmenperä

France, "The Chorus," directed by Christophe Barratier

Germany, "Downfall," directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Greece, "A Touch of Spice," directed by Tassos Boulmetis

Hungary, "Kontroll," directed by Nimród Antal

Iceland, "Cold Light," directed by Hilmar Oddsson

India, "Shwaas," directed by Sandeep Sawant

Iran, "Turtles Can Fly," directed by Bahman Ghobadi

Israel, "Campfire," directed by Joseph Cedar

Italy, "The House Keys," directed by Gianni Amelio

Japan, "Nobody Knows," directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Korea, "Tae Guk Gi," directed by Kang Je-gyu

Macedonia, "The Great Water," directed by Ivo Trajikov

Malaysia, "A Legendary Love," directed by Saw Teong Hin

Mexico, "Innocent Voices," directed by Luis Mandoki

The Netherlands, "Simon," directed by Eddy Terstall

Norway, "Hawaii, Oslo," directed by Erik Poppe

Palestine, "The Olive Harvest," directed by Hanna Elias

Philippines, "Crying Ladies," directed by Mark Meily

Poland, "The Welts," directed by Magdalena Piekorz

Portugal, "The Miracle According to Salomé," directed by Mário Barroso

Romania, "Orient-Express," directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu

Russia, "Night Watch," directed by Timolir Bekmambetov

Serbia and Montenegro, "Goose Feather," directed by Ljubisa Samardzic

Slovenia, "Beneath Her Window," directed by Metod Pevec

South Africa, "Yesterday," directed by Darrell Roodt

Spain, "The Sea Inside," directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Sweden, "As in Heaven," directed by Kay Pollak

Switzerland, "Mein Name Ist Bach," directed by Dominique de Rivaz

Taiwan, "20 : 30 : 40," directed by Sylvia Chang

Thailand, "The Overture," directed by Itthisoontorn Vichailak

Uruguay, "Whisky," directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll

Venezuela, "Punto y Raya," directed by Elia Schneider