Foreign Language Film Submissions to the 91st Academy Awards held in 2019 to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Non-English Movie Category

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87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR!

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Road to the Oscar ......................................................................................................................

This is an overview of the shortlisted and nominated films as well as the winner in the category Best Foreign Language Film of the 91st Academy Awards.

██ The Winner Film ██ Date of Announcement: 24 February 2019

MEXICO - Roma - (Director: Alfonso Cuarón)

▓▓ The 5 Nominated Films ▓▓ Date of Announcement: 22 January 2019

GERMANY - Never Look Away - (Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) ● JAPAN - Shoplifters - (Director: Hirokazu Koreeda) ● LEBANON - Capernaum - (Director: Nadine Labaki) ● MEXICO - Roma - (Director: Alfonso Cuarón) ● POLAND - Cold War - (Director: Pawel Pawlikowski)

▒▒ The 9 Shortlisted Films ▒▒ Date of Announcement: 17 December 2018

COLOMBIA - Birds of Passage - (Director: Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego) ● DENMARK - The Guilty - (Director: Gustav Möller) ● GERMANY - Never Look Away - (Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) ● JAPAN - Shoplifters - (Director: Hirokazu Koreeda) ● KAZAKHSTAN - Ayka - (Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy) ● LEBANON - Capernaum - (Director: Nadine Labaki) ● MEXICO - Roma - (Director: Alfonso Cuarón) ● POLAND - Cold War - (Director: Pawel Pawlikowski) ● SOUTH KOREA - Burning - (Director: Lee Chang-dong)



Main Language Distribution ......................................................................................................................

This selection shows all languages which are mainly spoken in more than one of the submitted films for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category during the submission period 2017/2018.

13 films ·····> Spanish 09 films ·····> Arabic 04 films ·····> German 03 films ·····> French 03 films ·····> Mandarin 03 films ·····> Russian 03 films ·····> Serbo-Croatian 02 films ·····> Dutch 02 films ·····> Indonesian 02 films ·····> Italian 02 films ·····> Persian 02 films ·····> Portuguese



Continental Distribution ......................................................................................................................

This selection shows how many countries of the respective continent have submitted a film for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category during the submission period of 2017/2018.

36 submitting countries ·····> Europe 27 submitting countries ·····> Asia 16 submitting countries ·····> America 08 submitting countries ·····> Africa 02 submitting countries ·····> Oceania



Repeatedly Submitted Directors ......................................................................................................................

This selection contains all directors of submitted films for an Academy Awards nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category during the submission period of 2017/2018 with more than one submission from the past to the deadline at 1 October 2018 and shows how many wins, nominations and shortlistings they received till to this date as well as the times when they were out of the race.

07 times ·····> Carlos Diegues | The Great Mystical Circus | Brazil 07 times ·····> Martin Šulík | The Interpreter | Slovakia 05 times ·····> Nuri Bilge Ceylan | The Wild Pear Tree | Turkey ➜ 1x short 04 times ·····> Ciro Guerra | Birds of Passage | Colombia ➜ 1x nom 04 times ·····> Markus Imhoof | Eldorado | Switzerland ➜ 1x nom 03 times ·····> Rithy Panh | Graves Without a Name | Cambodia ➜ 1x nom 03 times ·····> Mohamed Al-Daradji | The Journey | Iraq 03 times ·····> Aida Begić | Never Leave Me | Bosnia and Herzegovina 03 times ·····> João Botelho | Pilgrimage | Portugal 03 times ·····> Álvaro Brechner | A Twelve-Year Night | Uruguay 03 times ·····> Silvio Caiozzi | And Suddenly the Dawn | Chile 03 times ·····> Ernesto Daranas | Sergio and Sergei | Cuba ➜ 1x out 03 times ·····> Mostofa Sarwar Farooki | Television | Bangladesh 03 times ·····> Nadine Labaki | Capernaum | Lebanon 03 times ·····> Lee Chang-dong | Burning | South Korea 03 times ·····> Janez Burger | Ivan | Slovenia ➜ 1x out 02 times ·····> F. Henckel von Donnersmarck | Never Look Away | Germany ➜ 1x won 02 times ·····> László Nemes | Sunset | Hungary ➜ 1x won 02 times ·····> Pawel Pawlikowski | Cold War | Poland ➜ 1x won 02 times ·····> Abner Benaim | Ruben Blades Is Not My Name | Panama 02 times ·····> Pietra Brettkelly | Yellow is Forbidden | New Zealand 02 times ·····> Sergei Dvortsevoy | Ayka | Kazakhstan 02 times ·····> Benedikt Erlingsson | Woman at War | Iceland 02 times ·····> Matteo Garrone | Dogman | Italy 02 times ·····> Iram Haq | What Will People Say | Norway 02 times ·····> Radu Jude | I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians | Romania 02 times ·····> Nour-Eddine Lakhmari | Burnout | Morocco 02 times ·····> Dante Lam | Operation Red Sea | Hong Kong 02 times ·····> Jamshid Mahmoudi | Rona, Azim’s Mother | Afghanistan 02 times ·····> Arūnas Matelis | Wonderful Losers: A Different World | Lithuania

Note that shortlistings, nominations and the award goes however to the country itself and not to the director. But in 2014 it was announced that now also the name of the winning director is engraved next to the country in the statuette!



The Past ......................................................................................................................

For the submissions of the last years also sorted by submitting countries, the shortlisted and nominated films as well as the Oscar winners in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the past Academy Awards please check the following IMDb lists linked in blue below!

By Year: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1981 | 1980 | 1979 | 1978 | 1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974 | 1973 | 1972 | 1971 | 1970 | 1969 | 1968 | 1967 | 1966 | 1965 | 1964 | 1963 | 1962 | 1961 | 1960 | 1959 | 1958 | 1957 | 1956 | 1955 - 1947

By Country: Afghanistan | Albania | Algeria | Argentina | Armenia | Australia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Bangladesh | Belarus | Belgium | Bhutan | Bolivia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Brazil | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso | Cambodia | Cameroon | Canada | Chad | Chile | China | Colombia | Costa Rica | Croatia | Cuba | Czech Republic | Czechoslovakia | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | Egypt | Estonia | Ethiopia | Fiji | France | Georgia | Germany | Greenland | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Iran | Iraq | Ireland | Israel | Ivory Coast | Japan | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kosovo | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Laos | Latvia | Lebanon | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | Mauritania | Malaysia | Mexico | Moldova | Mongolia | Montenegro | Mozambique | Nepal | Netherlands | New Zealand | Nicaragua | Norway | Pakistan | Palestine | Panama | Paraguay | Philippines | Romania | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | South Korea | Soviet Union | Spain | Sri Lanka | Sweden | Switzerland | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Togo | Tunisia | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Uruguay | Venezuela | Vietnam | Yemen | Yugoslavia

...................................................................................................................... This list is alphabetically sorted by the English country names!

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1. Rona, Azim's Mother (2018)

89 min | Drama

Azim, an afghan refugee, who works at the municipality at night, lives in Tehran along with his family. Being the head of entire family and as the eldest brother, he arranges for his ... See full summary »

Director: Jamshid Mahmoudi | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Fatemeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Hosseini

Votes: 53

░░░░║► AFGHANISTAN ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Persian (also called Farsi; Dialect: Dari) ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 13th submission from Afghanistan ◾ 2nd submission for Jamshid Mahmoudi [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2014/87th: A Few Cubic Meters of Love [AFGHANISTAN]

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2. Until the End of Time (2017)

93 min | Drama

In the remote cemetery of Sidi Boulekbour, Ali, an elderly gravedigger, meets 60-year-old widow Johar, who is visiting her sister's grave for the first time after the death of her husband. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasmine Chouikh | Stars: Djillali Boudjemaa, Jamila Arres, Mohamed Takiret, Imen Nouel

Votes: 18

░░░░║► ALGERIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 21st submission from Algeria ◾ 1st submission for Yasmine Chouikh [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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3. El Angel (2018)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

Director: Luis Ortega | Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco, Malena Villa

Votes: 4,867 | Gross: $0.09M

░░░░║► ARGENTINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 45th submission from Argentina ◾ 1st submission for Luis Ortega [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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4. Spitak (2018)

98 min | Action, Drama

Gor is trying to fly to Armenia from Moscow to search for his family stuck at the very epicentre of the earthquake. Once there, Gor rushes through what's left from the town in search of his... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Mkhitar Avetisyan, Martun Ghevondyan, Lernik Harutyunyan, Joséphine Japy

Votes: 123

░░░░║► ARMENIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Armenian, Russian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 7th submission from Armenia ◾ 1st submission for Aleksandr Kott [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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5. Jirga (2018)

78 min | Drama, War

Former Australian soldier, Mike Wheeler, returns to Afghanistan, seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.

Director: Benjamin Gilmour | Stars: Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani, Naqibullah Khan Shinwari

Votes: 114

░░░░║► AUSTRALIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Pashto ╚▷ Continent: Oceania

◾ 12th submission from Australia ◾ 1st submission for Benjamin Gilmour [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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6. The Waldheim Waltz (2018)

93 min | Documentary, History

82 Metascore

A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II .

Director: Ruth Beckermann | Stars: Kurt Waldheim, Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 257

░░░░║► AUSTRIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: German, French ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 42nd submission from Austria ◾ 1st submission for Ruth Beckermann [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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7. No Bed of Roses (2017)

85 min | Drama

A story surrounding a person named Javed Hasan and about his family, love, fallout and reunion.

Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Parno Mittra, Rokeya Prachy

Votes: 1,115

░░░░║► BANGLADESH ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Bengali ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 14th submission from Bangladesh ◾ 3rd submission for Mostofa Sarwar Farooki [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2010/83rd: Third Person Singular Number [BANGLADESH] ● 2013/86th: Television [BANGLADESH]

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8. Crystal Swan (2018)

95 min | Drama

In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.

Director: Darya Zhuk | Stars: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Yuriy Borisov, Svetlana Anikey

Votes: 499

░░░░║► BELARUS ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Russian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 3rd submission from Belarus ◾ 1st submission for Darya Zhuk [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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9. Girl (II) (2018)

R | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts

Votes: 6,708

░░░░║► BELGIUM ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Dutch, French ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 43rd submission from Belgium ◾ 1st submission for Lukas Dhont [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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10. The Goalkeeper (2018)

90 min | Thriller

Jorge "Muralla" Rivera was a famous goalkeeper. Today he's an alcoholic bus driver that sells a girl to a sex trafficking network to pay for his sick son's surgery. The boy dies and his ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Patino | Stars: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Luis Aduviri, Erika Andia, Fernando Arze Echalar

Votes: 48

░░░░║► BOLIVIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 10th submission from Bolivia ◾ 1st submission for Rodrigo Patiño [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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11. Never Leave Me (2017)

96 min | Drama

This is a story about pain, search for meaning in life and friendship of orphaned. Syrian boys - Isa, Ahmed and Muataz - who live a difficult life as refugees in the magical, mythical ... See full summary »

Director: Aida Begic | Stars: Ismail Hakki Ürün, Carol Abboud, Motaz Faez Basha, Isa Demlakhi

Votes: 674

░░░░║► BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic, Turkish ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 18th submission from Bosnia and Herzegovina ◾ 3rd submission for Aida Begić [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2008/81st: Snow [BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA] ● 2012/85th: Children of Sarajevo [BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA]

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12. The Great Mystical Circus (2018)

105 min | Drama

Follows a century in the lives of the Knieps, an Austrian family of circus owners.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Nuno Lopes, Albano Jerónimo, Antonio de la Cruz

Votes: 315

░░░░║► BRAZIL ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Portuguese ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 46th submission from Brazil ◾ 7th submission for Carlos Diegues [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 1976/49th: Xica da Silva [BRAZIL] ● 1979/52nd: Bye Bye Brasil [BRAZIL] ● 1987/60th: Subway to the Stars [BRAZIL] ● 1989/62nd: Better Days Ahead [BRAZIL] ● 1996/69th: Tieta of Agreste [BRAZIL] ● 1999/72nd: Orfeu [BRAZIL]

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13. Omnipresent (2017)

120 min | Drama

The story of OMNIPRESENT is centered around Emil, writer and owner of advertising agency who gradually becomes obsessed with spying on his family, friends and employees via hidden spy ... See full summary »

Director: Ilian Djevelekov | Stars: Velislav Pavlov, Teodora Duhovnikova, Vesela Babinova, Anastassia Liutova

Votes: 849

░░░░║► BULGARIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Bulgarian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 29th submission from Bulgaria ◾ 1st submission for Ilian Djevelekov [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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14. Graves Without a Name (2018)

115 min | Documentary

In Rithy Panh's latest exploration of the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13-year-old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves.Cambodian-born, ... See full summary »

Director: Rithy Panh | Star: Randal Douc

Votes: 74

░░░░║► CAMBODIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: French, Khmer ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 7th submission from Cambodia ◾ 3rd submission for Rithy Panh [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 1994/67th: Rice People [CAMBODIA] ● 2013/86th: The Missing Picture [CAMBODIA] ➜ nom

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░░░░║► CANADA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: French ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 44th submission from Canada ◾ 1st submission for Sophie Dupuis [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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16. ...And Suddenly the Dawn (2017)

195 min | Drama

An author comes back to his hometown in Patagonia, four decades after fleeing it during the repressive Pinochet regime.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Julio Jung, Sergio Hernández, Magdalena Müller, Arnaldo Berríos

Votes: 44

░░░░║► CHILE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 23rd submission from Chile ◾ 3rd submission for Silvio Caiozzi [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 1990/63rd: The Moon in the Mirror [CHILE] ● 2000/73rd: Coronation [CHILE]

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17. Hidden Man (2018)

137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy that includes "Let The Bullets Fly" and "Gone With The Bullets."

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Eddie Peng, Fan Liao, Yun Zhou, Qing Xu

Votes: 1,089

░░░░║► CHINA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Mandarin ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 33rd submission from China ◾ 1st submission for Jiang Wen [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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18. Birds of Passage (2018)

125 min | Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 3,876 | Gross: $0.51M

▒▒▒▒║► COLOMBIA ◄║▒▒▒▒ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: shortlisted

╚▷ Language: Wayuu (also known as Goajiro), Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 28th submission from Colombia ◾ 4th submission for Ciro Guerra [♂] and 1st submission for Cristina Gallego [♀]

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Other submitted Films by one of this Directors:

● 2005/78th: Wandering Shadows [COLOMBIA] ● 2009/82nd: The Wind Journeys [COLOMBIA] ● 2015/88th: Embrace of the Serpent [COLOMBIA] ➜ nom

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19. Medea (II) (2017)

70 min | Drama

María José is 25. Her life moves back and forth between the monotony of class at the university, her eternally distant parents, and a couple of alternative spaces where she can explore her ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Latishev Salazar | Stars: Liliana Biamonte, Javier Montenegro, Erick Calderon, Marianella Protti

Votes: 80

░░░░║► COSTA RICA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 7th submission from Costa Rica ◾ 1st submission for Alexandra Latishev Salazar [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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20. The Eighth Commissioner (2018)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Sinisa Mesjak is an ambitious politician who gets involved in a scandal. In order to keep him away from the public eye, the government sends him to Trecic, an isolated Croatian island with no telephone or internet signal.

Director: Ivan Salaj | Stars: Frano Maskovic, Borko Peric, Nadia Cvitanovic, Goran Navojec

Votes: 563

░░░░║► CROATIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Serbo-Croatian (Variety: Croatian) ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 28th submission from Croatia ◾ 1st submission for Ivan Salaj [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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21. Sergio & Sergei (2017)

93 min | Drama

A Russian cosmonaut is stranded on The Mir Space Station during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Camila Arteche, A.J. Buckley, Ana Gloria Buduén, Tomás Cao

Votes: 251

░░░░║► CUBA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted, but not finally listed

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 20th submission from Cuba ◾ 3rd submission for Ernesto Daranas [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2009/82nd: Fallen Gods [CUBA] ● 2014/87th: Behavior [CUBA]

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22. Winter Flies (2018)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the ... See full summary »

Director: Olmo Omerzu | Stars: Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Zdenek Mucha

Votes: 157

░░░░║► CZECH REPUBLIC ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Czech ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 26th submission from Czech Republic ◾ 1st submission for Olmo Omerzu [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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23. The Guilty (2018)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Gustav Möller | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen

Votes: 24,425 | Gross: $0.21M

▒▒▒▒║► DENMARK ◄║▒▒▒▒ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: shortlisted

╚▷ Language: Danish ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 56th submission from Denmark ◾ 1st submission for Gustav Möller [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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24. Cocote (2017)

106 min | Drama

70 Metascore

An Evangelical Christian man attends the funeral services of his father in his hometown, where he has to participate in religious rites that clash with his beliefs and finds himself pressured to take revenge on the murderer.

Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias | Stars: Vicente Santos, Yuberbi de la Rosa, José Miguel Fernández, Kalyane Linares

Votes: 205

░░░░║► DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 11th submission from Dominican Republic ◾ 1st submission for Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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25. A Son of Man (2018)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Pipe is invited to join his mysterious father on a quest for the lost Inca gold. But as they journey deeper into the jungle, he understands that they cannot escape the family demons that are traveling with them.

Directors: Jamaicanoproblem, Pablo Agüero | Stars: Lily van Ghemen, Luis Felipe Fernández-Salvador y Bolona, Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador y Campodonico, Andrés Fernández-Salvador y Zaldumbide

Votes: 25

░░░░║► ECUADOR ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Spanish ╚▷ Continent: America

◾ 7th submission from Ecuador ◾ 1st submission for Jamaicanoproblem [♂] and Pablo Agüero [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Directors: none

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26. Yomeddine (2018)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

Director: A.B. Shawky | Stars: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Azim

Votes: 757

░░░░║► EGYPT ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 33rd submission from Egypt ◾ 1st submission for Abu Bakr Shawky [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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27. Take It or Leave It (2018)

102 min | Drama

What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it.

Director: Liina Trishkina | Stars: Reimo Sagor, Nora Altrov, Emily Viikman, Liis Lass

Votes: 407

░░░░║► ESTONIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Estonian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 16th submission from Estonia ◾ 1st submission for Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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28. Euthanizer (2017)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

Director: Teemu Nikki | Stars: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen

Votes: 1,144

░░░░║► FINLAND ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Finnish ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 32nd submission from Finland ◾ 1st submission for Teemu Nikki [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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29. Memoir of War (2017)

127 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Marguerite must navigate through the hardships of the Liberation after losing her husband and starting a relationship with the enemy during the War.

Director: Emmanuel Finkiel | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 603 | Gross: $0.10M

░░░░║► FRANCE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: French ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 63rd submission from France ◾ 1st submission for Emmanuel Finkiel [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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30. Namme (2017)

91 min | Drama

Ali's family has inherited a mission - taking care of a local healing water and curing sick fellow villagers with it. Three sons are skeptical and only the young daughter Namme stays as the... See full summary »

Director: Zaza Khalvashi | Stars: Mariska Diasamidze, Aleko Abashidze, Ramaz Bolkvadze, Ednar Bolkvadze

Votes: 163

░░░░║► GEORGIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Georgian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 17th submission from Georgia ◾ 1st submission for Zaza Khalvashi [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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31. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Romance

69 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 4,083 | Gross: $1.30M

▓▓▓▓║► GERMANY ◄║▓▓▓▓ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: nominated

╚▷ Language: German, Russian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 62nd submission from Germany ◾ 2nd submission for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2006/79th: The Lives of Others [GERMANY] ➜ won

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32. Polyxeni (2017)

100 min | Drama

In 1955 a couple of prominent Greek Istanbulites adopt an orphan Greek girl from the town of their origin. They offer her a powerful family name and ensure her devotion. Twelve-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Dora Masklavanou | Stars: Katia Goulioni, Özgür Emre Yildirim, Lydia Fotopoulou, Akilas Karazisis

Votes: 91

░░░░║► GREECE ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Greek ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 39th submission from Greece ◾ 1st submission for Dora Masklavanou [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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33. Operation Red Sea (2018)

TV-MA | 142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Yi Zhang, Johnny Huang, Hai-Qing, Jiang Du

Votes: 4,563 | Gross: $1.54M

░░░░║► HONG KONG ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Mandarin ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 36th submission from Hong Kong ◾ 2nd submission for Dante Lam [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2015/88th: To the Force [HONG KONG]

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34. Sunset (2018)

R | 142 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, Björn Freiberg, Juli Jakab

Votes: 1,965 | Gross: $0.16M

░░░░║► HUNGARY ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Hungarian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 54th submission from Hungary ◾ 2nd submission for László Nemes [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2015/88th: Son of Saul [HUNGARY] ➜ won

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35. Woman at War (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson

Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $0.81M

░░░░║► ICELAND ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Icelandic, Spanish, Ukrainian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 39th submission from Iceland ◾ 2nd submission for Benedikt Erlingsson [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2013/86th: Of Horses and Men [ICELAND]

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36. Village Rockstars (2017)

87 min | Drama

A young village girl in northeast India wants to start her own rock band.

Director: Rima Das | Stars: Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das, Rinku Das

Votes: 500

░░░░║► INDIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Assamese ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 51st submission from India ◾ 1st submission for Rima Das [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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37. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly, Tumpal Tampubolon, Yoga Pratama

Votes: 1,710 | Gross: $0.02M

░░░░║► INDONESIA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Indonesian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 20th submission from Indonesia ◾ 1st submission for Mouly Surya [♀]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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38. No Date, No Signature (2017)

104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $0.04M

░░░░║► IRAN ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Persian ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 24th submission from Iran ◾ 1st submission for Vahid Jalilvand [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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39. The Journey (I) (2017)

82 min | Drama, Thriller

As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Bennet De Brabandere, Zahraa Ghandour, Ameer Jabarah, Michel Kandinsky

Votes: 122

░░░░║► IRAQ ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Arabic ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 9th submission from Iraq ◾ 3rd submission for Mohamed Al-Daradji [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2006/79th: Dreams [IRAQ] ● 2010/83rd: Son of Babylon [IRAQ]

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40. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 2,940 | Gross: $0.88M

░░░░║► ISREAL ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Hebrew, German ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 52nd submission from Israel ◾ 1st submission for Ofir Raul Graizer [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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41. Dogman (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A timid dog groomer living in a poor suburb sells cocaine on the side and stays out of trouble, while trying to deal with his unstable, violent acquaintance who is a menace to the whole neighborhood.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi

Votes: 13,018 | Gross: $0.08M

░░░░║► ITALY ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Italian ╚▷ Continent: Europe

◾ 62nd submission from Italy ◾ 2nd submission for Matteo Garrone [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2008/81st: Gomorrah [ITALY]

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42. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 29,780 | Gross: $3.31M

▓▓▓▓║► JAPAN ◄║▓▓▓▓ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: nominated

╚▷ Language: Japanese ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 62nd submission from Japan ◾ 2nd submission for Hirokazu Koreeda [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2004/77th: Nobody Knows [JAPAN]

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43. Ayka (2018)

100 min | Drama

A poor woman without a job struggles to raise her child.

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Samal Yeslyamova, Zhipara Abdilaeva, Sergey Mazur, David Alaverdyan

Votes: 467

▒▒▒▒║► KAZAKHSTAN ◄║▒▒▒▒ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: shortlisted

╚▷ Language: Russian, Kirghiz ╚▷ Continent: Asia

◾ 13th submission from Kazakhstan ◾ 2nd submission for Sergey Dvortsevoy [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director:

● 2008/81st: Tulpan [KAZAKHSTAN]

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44. Supa Modo (2018)

74 min | Drama

Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.

Director: Likarion Wainaina | Stars: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Gitau Chege

Votes: 155

░░░░║► KENYA ◄║░░░░ ......................................................................................................................

STATUS: submitted

╚▷ Language: Swahili, Kikuyu ╚▷ Continent: Africa

◾ 3rd submission from Kenya ◾ 1st submission for Likarion Wainaina [♂]

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Other submitted Films by this Director: none

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