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Final List of Foreign Language Academy Submissions

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire October 13, 2010 at 5:50AM

The submission list for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category has been finalized, with 65 countries having now announced their selections. The selection includes high profile entries on this year's festival circuit, including Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Biutiful" (Mexico), Xavier Beauvois's "Of Gods and Men" (France), Apichatpong Weerathesakul's "Uncle Boonmee Can Recall His Past Lives" (Thailand), Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" (Denmark) Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies" (Canada), and Oliver Schmitz's "Life, Above All" (South Africa).
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The submission list for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category has been finalized, with 65 countries having now announced their selections. The selection includes high profile entries on this year's festival circuit, including Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Biutiful" (Mexico), Xavier Beauvois's "Of Gods and Men" (France), Apichatpong Weerathesakul's "Uncle Boonmee Can Recall His Past Lives" (Thailand), Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" (Denmark) Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies" (Canada), and Oliver Schmitz's "Life, Above All" (South Africa).

indieWIRE had taken a look at the unofficial version of the list a few weeks back, noting Italy's dismissal of Luca Guadagnino’s “I Am Love" as perhaps the most controversial exclusion from the submission list.

Though its the same amount of films as last year, there are some notable differences. Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the UK all participated last year but did not submit this year. Countries submitting in their place included first timers Greenland, for "Nuummioq," a film indieWIRE profiled last week. It was the very first feature film produced by the country, and Ethiopia, with "The Athlete," directed by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew.

Last year, the category ended up being won by Juan José Campanella's "The Secret In Their Eyes," from Argentina. This year that country submitted "Carancho," directed by Pablo Trapero. The complete list of submissions is below. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

Albania - East, West, East, directed by Gjergj Xhuvani

Algeria - Outside the Law, directed by Rachid Bouchareb (film page)

Argentina - Carancho, Pablo Trapero

Austria - La Pivellina, directed by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel

Azerbaijan - Precinct, directed by Ilgar Safat

Bangladesh - Third Person Singular Number, directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Belgium - Illegal, directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Cirkus Columbia, directed by Danis Tanovic

Brazil - Lula, o filho do Brasil, directed by Fábio Barreto

Bulgaria - Eastern Plays, directed by Kamen Kalev

Canada - Incendies, directed by Denis Villeneuve (film page)

Chile - The Life of Fish, directed by Matías Bize

China - Aftershock, directed by Feng Xiaogang (film page)

Colombia - Crab Trap, directed by Oscar Ruíz Navia

Costa Rica - Of Love and Other Demons, directed by Hilda Hidalgo

Croatia - The Blacks, directed by Goran Devic and Zvonimir Juric

Czech Republic - Kawasaki's Rose, directed by Jan Hrebejk

Denmark - In a Better World, directed by Susanne Bier (film page)

Egypt - Messages From The Sea, directed by Daoud Abdel Sayed

Estonia - The Temptation of St. Tony, directed by Veiko Öunpuu

Ethiopia - The Athlete, directed by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew

Finland - Steam of Life, directed by Joonas Berghail & Mika Hotakainen

France - Of Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois (film page)

Georgia - Street Days, directed Levan Koguashvili

Germany - When We Leave, directed by Feo Aladag

Greece - Dogtooth, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (film page)

Greenland - Nuummioq, directed by Torben Bech and Otto Rosing

Hong Kong - Echoes of the Rainbow, directed by Alex Law

Hungary - Bibliteque Pascal, directed by Szabolcs Hajdu

Iceland - Mamma Gógó, directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

India - Peepli Live, directed by Anusha Rizvi

Indonesia - How Funny (This Country Is), directed by Deddy Mizwar

Iran - Farewell Baghdad, directed by Mehdi Naderi

Iraq - Son of Babylon, directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji

Italy - The First Beautiful Thing, directed by Paolo Virzì

Israel - The Human Resources Manager, directed by Eran Riklis

Japan - Confessions, directed by Tetsuya Nakashima

Kazakhstan - Strayed, directed by Akan Satayev

Latvia - Hong Kong Confidential, directed by Maris Martinsons

Macedonia - Mothers, directed by Milcho Manchevski

Mexico - Biutiful, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Netherlands - Tirza, directed by Rudolph van den Berg

Nicaragua - Le Yuma, directed by Florence Jaugey

Norway - Angel, directed by Margreth Olin

Peru - Undertow, directed by Javier Fuentes-León

Philippines - Noy, directed by Dondon Santos

Poland - All That I Love, directed by Jacek Borcuch

Portugal - To Die Like A Man, directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Puerto Rico - Miente, directed by Rafi Mercado

Romania - If I Want to Whistle...I Whistle, directed by Florin Serban (film page)

Russia - The Edge, directed by Aleksei Uchitel

Serbia - Besa, directed by Srdjan Karanovic

Slovakia - The Border, directed by Jaroslav Vojtek

Slovenia - 9:06, directed by Igor Sterk

South Africa - Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz (film page)

South Korea - A Barefoot Dream, directed by Tae-gyun Kim

Spain - Even The Rain, directed by Iciar Bollain

Sweden - Simple Simon, directed by Andreas Ohman

Switzerland - La petite chambre, directed by Stéphanie Chaut & Véronique Reymond

Taiwan - Monga, directed by Doze Niu

Thailand - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerathesakul (film page)

Turkey - Honey, directed by Semih Kaplanoglu

Venezuela - Hermano, directed by Marcel Rasquin

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