UPDATE, writethru : Out of 87 submissions in the category "Best Foreign Language Film Oscar" nine films have been shortlisted. The Phase I Committee and the Executive Committee have been remembered as having one of the strongest years, and have been drawn to favorites such as Alfonso Cuaron's Roma Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War and Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifting but Golden Globe candidate and Cannes Camera d & # 39; Or-winner Girl abandoned by Belgian Lukas Dhont. In this film, there was a backlash by right-wing groups regarding casting a cisgender actor in a trans role. Even the bold Border of Sweden, who could score as a finalist for the make-up and hairstyling race, made the cut from not. A surprising inclusion is Kazakhstan's Ayka the drama bestowed by Sergei Dvortsevoy in Cannes as Best Actress. And in Lee Chang-dong's Burning (1
As I noted in my recent preview of the possibilities of the FL shortlist, this year's entries made a rich squad. While many of today's emerging titles were expected, the category has been shocked and controversial in the past. The Exclusion of Netflix's Girl this year follows the LGBTQ community's negative reaction to the movie in which the cisgender actor Victor Polster plays – and after last year's A Fantastic Woman all the way to the gold. The film is the story of Lara, a 15-year-old boy born in the body of a boy, who dreams of being a ballerina. Inspired by the true story of Nora Monsecour, this year's Cannes winner won the Un Certain Regard Award for Lead Actor upholstery.
The limit of Ali Abbasi is also noteworthy. The story of a customs officer with an uncanny ability to sniff guilty feelings was the highest winner of the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and is a trippy, quasi-political essay on "the other".
Among the films that made the film Today, there is no surprise with Cuaron's Roma personal Oscar winner over his own childhood in Mexico and the women surrounding him. The Netflix drama is a contender in several major categories and has won the Golden Lion in Venice. From Cannes, the Palm d & # 39; Or winner and family drama of Kore-eda shoplifting (Magnolia) was expected as well as Nadine Labakis social drama and the award winner of the jury Capernaum (Sony Pictures) Classics).
Pawlikowski's Cold War (Amazon), which was canceled by the Golden Globes nomination, won the award for best director in Cannes and the Oscars list after a nearly sweeping European movie awards last weekend , Burning (Well Go), by Lee Lee of Korea, recorded a FIPRESCI at Cannes and was recently awarded the second prize of Roma in the LA Film Critics Association's Best Picture category. Being shortlisted is a premiere for Korea that has never come so far, let alone been nominated for the FL Oscar, despite the country's vibrant local economy. A Cannes, Cristina Gallego and Ciro Gueras Birds Of Passage (The Orchard) shortlist Colombia for the second time. Guerras' ultimate candidate, Embrace Of The Serpent was the first to cut it three years ago.
The Lives Of Others Oscar winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is now competing again with Never Look Away (Sony Pictures Classics), his great canvas work by the artist's life Gerhard Richter was inspired and was premiered in Venice with great success.
Gustav Moller's tense way back in the year Spielfilmdebüt The Guilty (Magnolia) was an outbreak at Sundance in early 2018 and won the Audience Award in the field of World Cinema.
The "Phase I Foreign Language" constituency chooses six titles for the shortlist The Executive Committee selects three more films. I understand that the latter met this morning to select the trio for the slots that the recently installed co-chair of the Executive Committee Larry Karaszewski told me last month that it is meant for those who "somehow forget" were.
Out of the nine films In the shortlist, the last five nominees will be announced on January 22nd. The rules have been adjusted this year to make participation in the FL vote more accommodating, and the passionate people interested in the race were particularly happy with the overall quality and variety of the stories.
Here is the complete list of nine shortlisted films:
Birds Of Passage (Colombia), directors: Cristina Gallego / Ciro Guerra  The Guilty (Denmark), Signed: Gustav Moller
Never Look Away (Germany), Designation: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Shoplifting (Signed: Hirokazu Kore-) eda
Ayka (Kazakhstan ), Dir: Sergei Dvor tsevoy
Capernaum (Lebanon), Director: Nadine Labaki
Roma (Mexico), Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cold War (Poland), Director : Pawel Pawlikowski
Burning (Korea), Directory: Lee Chang-dong