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    Meet the Director of Foreign Oscar Frontrunner 'Timbuktu'

    "Timbuktu" could win the foreign Oscar; so far it has made the shortlist of nine. Why? Director Abderrahmane Sissako, an elegant filmmaker who was educated in Moscow and has lived in Paris for decades, went home to film this simple, intimate and immediate story set in Timbuktu, which was overrun by ...

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    Academy Delivers Unexpected Foreign Film Shortlist of Nine

    Nine out of 83 foreign Oscar submissions will now be whittled down to five by foreign committees of voters--new every year-- in New York, LA, and for the first time London, who see every film.

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    European Film Awards Go to 'Ida,' Timothy Spall, Marion Cotillard

    The European Film Awards in Riga were dominated by Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida."

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    Spirit Nominee Ruben Östlund on Directing 'Force Majeure,' Messing with Gender Roles

    Writer/director and Best International Film Indie Spirit nominee Ruben Östlund walks us through the making of his black comedy 'Force Majeure,' a Cannes Film Festival winner and now a top contender for the Foreign Language Oscar.

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    Russian Director Andrey Zvyagintsev on Provocative 'Leviathan,' Oscar Rules

    Here's the background on what happened to Russian Oscar submission and European Film Award nominee 'Leviathan' from the filmmaker. Should the Oscar rules be changed? "In certain cases in certain countries the authors of films are hostages of the situation they are in."

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    Updated: 83 Foreign Language Oscar Contenders and Frontrunners

    We have the final list of 83 Foreign Language Oscar contenders, as well as our picks for frontrunners.

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    Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

    On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.

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    Adopt Films Grabs U.S. Rights to Palme d'Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

    Adopt Films has secured the U.S. distribution rights to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep," which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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    Rithy Panh Talks Oscar-Nominated 'The Missing Picture' (CLIP)

    Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh devoted his life and career to the documentation and investigation of the Khmer Rouge -- not just the mass killings themselves but also the ideological fervor that made them possible. All of Panh’s films are personal, but "The Missing Picture," which was nominated for ...

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