85 Countries in competition for 2017 Foreign Language Film Oscar


According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. Making Oscar history, the country of Yemen is a first-time entrant.

The competitive Foreign Language Film category was introduced in 1956 for the 29th Academy Awards. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Academy has created a complete playlist of acceptance speeches and a poster gallery of all the Foreign Language Film Oscar winners. The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. The 2016 submissions are:

Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director; Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director; Argentina, “The Distinguished Citizen,” Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors; Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors; Austria, “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe,” Maria Schrader, director; Bangladesh, “The Unnamed,” Tauquir Ahmed, director; Belgium, “The Ardennes,” Robin Pront, director; Bolivia, “Sealed Cargo,” Julia Vargas Weise, director; Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Death in Sarajevo,” Danis Tanovic, director; Brazil, “Little Secret,” David Schurmann, director; Bulgaria, “Losers,” Ivaylo Hristov, director; Cambodia, “Before the Fall,” Ian White, director; Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director; Chile, “Neruda,” Pablo Larraín, director; China, “Xuan Zang,” Huo Jianqi, director; Colombia, “Alias Maria,” José Luis Rugeles, director; Costa Rica, “About Us,” Hernán Jiménez, director; Croatia, “On the Other Side,” Zrinko Ogresta, director; Cuba, “The Companion,” Pavel Giroud, director; Czech Republic, “Lost in Munich,” Petr Zelenka, director; Denmark, “Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, director; Dominican Republic, “Sugar Fields,” Fernando Báez, director; Ecuador, “Such Is Life in the Tropics,” Sebastián Cordero, director; Egypt, “Clash,” Mohamed Diab, director; Estonia, “Mother,” Kadri Kõusaar, director; Finland, “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,” Juho Kuosmanen, director; France, “Elle,” Paul Verhoeven, director; Georgia, “House of Others,” Rusudan Glurjidze, director; Germany, “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, director; Greece, “Chevalier,” Athina Rachel Tsangari, director; Hong Kong, “Port of Call,” Philip Yung, director; Hungary, “Kills on Wheels,” Attila Till, director; Iceland, “Sparrows,” Rúnar Rúnarsson, director; India, “Interrogation,” Vetri Maaran, director; Indonesia, “Letters from Prague,” Angga Dwimas Sasongko, director; Iran, “The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, director; Iraq, “El Clásico,” Halkawt Mustafa, director; Israel, “Sand Storm,” Elite Zexer, director; Italy, “Fire at Sea,” Gianfranco Rosi, director; Japan, “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son,” Yoji Yamada, director; Jordan, “3000 Nights,” Mai Masri, director; Kazakhstan, “Amanat,” Satybaldy Narymbetov, director; Kosovo, “Home Sweet Home,” Faton Bajraktari, director; Kyrgyzstan, “A Father’s Will,” Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu, directors; Latvia, “Dawn,” Laila Pakalnina, director; Lebanon, “Very Big Shot,” Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, director; Lithuania, “Seneca’s Day,” Kristijonas Vildziunas, director; Luxembourg, “Voices from Chernobyl,” Pol Cruchten, director; Macedonia, “The Liberation of Skopje,” Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija, directors; Malaysia, “Beautiful Pain,” Tunku Mona Riza, director; Mexico, “Desierto,” Jonás Cuarón, director; Montenegro, “The Black Pin,” Ivan Marinović, director; Morocco, “A Mile in My Shoes,” Said Khallaf, director; Nepal, “The Black Hen,” Min Bahadur Bham, director; Netherlands, “Tonio,” Paula van der Oest, director; New Zealand, “A Flickering Truth,” Pietra Brettkelly, director; Norway, “The King’s Choice,” Erik Poppe, director; Pakistan, “Mah-e-Mir,” Anjum Shahzad, director; Palestine, “The Idol,” Hany Abu-Assad, director; Panama, “Salsipuedes,” Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manolito Rodríguez, directors; Peru, “Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes),” Juan Daniel F. Molero, director; Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa,” Brillante Ma Mendoza, director; Poland, “Afterimage,” Andrzej Wajda, director; Portugal, “Letters from War,” Ivo M. Ferreira, director; Romania, “Sieranevada,” Cristi Puiu, director; Russia, “Paradise,” Andrei Konchalovsky, director; Saudi Arabia, “Barakah Meets Barakah,” Mahmoud Sabbagh, director; Serbia, “Train Driver’s Diary,” Milos Radovic, director; Singapore, “Apprentice,” Boo Junfeng, director; Slovakia, “Eva Nová,” Marko Skop, director; Slovenia, “Houston, We Have a Problem!” Žiga Virc, director; South Africa, “Call Me Thief,” Daryne Joshua, director; South Korea, “The Age of Shadows,” Kim Jee-woon, director; Spain, “Julieta,” Pedro Almodóvar, director; Sweden, “A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, director; Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras, director; Taiwan, “Hang in There, Kids!” Laha Mebow, director; Thailand, “Karma,” Kanittha Kwunyoo, director; Turkey, “Cold of Kalandar,” Mustafa Kara, director; Ukraine, “Ukrainian Sheriffs,” Roman Bondarchuk, director; United Kingdom, “Under the Shadow,” Babak Anvari, director; Uruguay, “Breadcrumbs,” Manane Rodríguez, director; Venezuela, “From Afar,” Lorenzo Vigas, director; Vietnam, “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass,” Victor Vu, director; Yemen, “I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced,” Khadija Al-Salami, director.

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