11/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

From Albania to Venezuela: 53 Foreign Language Film Submissions (and counting)

The full submission list isn’t released until October 1st, but fifty-three countries have now officially submitted films to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards’ foreign-language category, and indieWIRE has decided to start keeping tabs. Listed below is an up-to-date rundown of the announced films, including the recent announcement of Xavier Dolan’s “I Killed My Mother” as Canada’s selection, Israel’s decision to pick Yaron Shani and Scandar Coptiand’s “Ajami” over Venice Golden Lion winner “Lebanon,” and recent picks …

A scene from Jacques Audiard's "The Prophet." Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

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