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Best Foreign Language Film

Oscars for Foreign Language Films: Omar and Bethlehem

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The films' titles say much about their differences: Omar has a sympathetic character at center: in the film Bethlehem, the arid Biblical place is the focus, yet each features individuals on opposite sides of the conflict sacrificed in cycles of violence.

Cambodian Film Could Make History On Oscar Night

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The office of Cambodia's most celebrated filmmaker is filled with books on the Khmer Rouge. On his desk, on the walls, i...

Christopher Rosen

Get To Know 'Broken Circle Breakdown,' Best Foreign Language Film Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment

One person who didn't hear when "The Broken Circle Breakdown" was announced as one of the five 2014 Best Foreign Language Film nominees was director F...

Director Rewrote Entire Script For 'Casino Royale' Actor

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — When Danish director Thomas Vinterberg wrote the script for "The Hunt" — one of this year's contenders for Best Foreign...

Best Foreign Language Oscar Short List Includes Surprise Snubs

Posted 12.20.2013 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nine films eligible for nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category at 2014's ...

Catherine Deneuve at 70 -- Still as Cool as They Come

John Farr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Sure, I'm tough on movies, but sometimes I'm just another gushing, adoring fan. Such is the case with actress Catherine Deneuve, the stunning French actress who turns 70 today. Why do I love her so? Let me count the ways.

Oscar Contender Wins Over Audiences

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

MANILA, Philippines -- MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Britain's nominee as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars featur...

Academy Awards 2013: Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

This year a record 71 countries submitted entries in the Best Foreign Language Film category. I managed to see 61 of these films. Although there were many entertaining movies, the overall mood was bleak.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Pablo Larrain on No

Dan Persons | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

No, director Pablo Larrain's slightly fictionalized account of anti-Pinochet's "No" campaign, was enough to net Chile its very first Oscar nomination in the foreign language category, and I was able to get some time with Larrain to discuss the project.

Best Foreign Film Goes To ...

Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment

"Amour" was named the 2013 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's awards broadcast. The famously difficult-to-watch Austri...

Will 'Amour' Take Home An Oscar?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Thursday morning marked the official kickoff of Oscar season with the nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards. Major favorite "Amour" is on the...

Spain's Surprising Oscar Entry

AP | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

MADRID -- Spain has selected the silent, black-and-white movie "Blancanieves" (Snow White) by director Pablo Berger as its entry for Best Foreign Lang...

Iran Cancels Ceremony For 'A Separation'

AP | By NASSER KARIMI | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country's Oscar-winning director even though the government had hailed ...

Joshua Hersh

Oscars: 'A Separation' Director Pleas For Iran To Be Seen For Its 'Glorious Culture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.26.2012 | Entertainment

The director of the Iranian film "A Separation," which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Sunday night, delivered a heartfelt plea for the p...

Academy Awards 2012: Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

I saw 50 of the 63 films entered in the Best Foreign Language Film category and I am happy to report that this was an exceptionally good year. If no single masterpiece stood out, there were a couple dozen good films that I would recommend for film fans of various tastes.

Wim Wenders on Pina: Capturing the Spirit of a Dance Legend With 3D

Terry Keefe | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

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Spain Sidesteps Almodovar Again For Oscar Entry

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

As the last minute foreign film Oscar contenders trickle in, Spain threw a curveball into the race. The country sidestepped Pedro Almodovar once a...

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

In theaters this month is a pair of amusing documentaries, an Oscar nominee, and the latest drama from a world-class filmmaker. Any time there are five pictures this good playing on theater screens, I take heart.

Academy Awards 2011: Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

There were a lot of good films, but so many of them were bleak and depressing, a reflection no doubt of the downturn in the global economy.

WATCH: Top Oscar Nominated Films You (Probably) Haven't Seen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Every year when the Oscar nominations are announced, there are a handful of films that are expected to be nominated in multiple categories. Black Swan...

Waltz with Bashir, Gaza, and the Post-Moral World

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Perhaps its time we surrendered to what we know to be true, Arab and Jew both: The leaders on both sides lie. That is their job. They resort to war to protect the lies.

Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film Nominees (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The biggest movie event of the year, The Oscars, is fast approaching, airing on February 22. Now is that time when movie aficionados flock to the the...