65 Countries in Competition for 2009 Foreign Language Film Oscar®
Beverly Hills, CA - Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The 2009 submissions are:
Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director;
Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;
Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi, director;
Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Nightguards," Namik Kabil, director;
Bulgaria, "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner," Stephan Komandarev, director;
Chile, "Dawson, Isla 10," Miguel Littin, director;
Colombia, "The Wind Journeys," Ciro Guerra, director;
Cuba, "Fallen Gods," Ernesto Daranas, director;
Denmark, "Terribly Happy," Henrik Ruben Genz, director;
Finland, "Letters to Father Jacob," Klaus Haro, director;
Georgia, "The Other Bank," George Ovashvili, director;
Greece, "Slaves in Their Bonds," Tony Lykouressis, director;
Hungary, "Chameleon," Krisztina Goda, director;
India, "Harishchandrachi Factory," Paresh Mokashi, director;
Iran, "About Elly," Asghar Farhadi, director;
Italy, "Baaria," Giuseppe Tornatore, director;
Kazakhstan, "Kelin," Ermek Tursunov, director;
Lithuania, "Vortex," Gytis Luksas, director;
Macedonia, "Wingless," Ivo Trajkov, director;
Morocco, "Casanegra," Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, director;
Norway, "Max Manus," Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning, directors;
Philippines, "Grandpa Is Dead," Soxie H. Topacio, director;
Portugal, "Doomed Love," Mario Barroso, director;
Romania, "Police, Adjective," Corneliu Porumboiu, director;
Serbia, "St. George Shoots the Dragon," Srdjan Dragojevic, director;
Slovenia, "Landscape No. 2," Vinko Moderndorfer, director;
Spain, "The Dancer and the Thief," Fernando Trueba, director;
Sweden, "Involuntary," Ruben Ostlund, director;
Taiwan, "No Puedo Vivir sin Ti," Leon Dai, director;
Turkey, "I Saw the Sun," Mahsun Kirmizigul, director;
Uruguay, "Bad Day for Fishing," Alvaro Brechner, director;
Vietnam, "Don't Burn It," Dang Nhat Minh.
The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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