Speaking of Oscar predictions and betting pools, here’s the 9 semi-finalists for Best Foreign Language Film! Obviously, I don’t know as much about these films as I do some of the other Oscar contenders. I am a bit surprised to see that Elle did not make the cut, despite starring certain Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert.
Here are the 9:
Australia, “Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors;
Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World,” Xavier Dolan, director;
Denmark, “Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, director;
Germany, “Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, director;
Iran, “The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, director;
Norway, “The King’s Choice,” Erik Poppe, director;
Russia, “Paradise,” Andrei Konchalovsky, director;
Sweden, “A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, director;
Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini,” Claude Barras, director.