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9 Films on the Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

SEEfest Staff Writer | December 21, 2014, 5:35 PM


Four films from Eastern Europe make the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film: TANGERINES (Estonia/Georgia), CORN ISLAND (Georgia), IDA (Poland) and LEVIATHAN (Russia). 4 out of 9 is a feast to celebrate. Congrats to all filmmakers, Zaza Urushadze, George Ovashvili, Pawel Pawlikowski and Andrey Zvyagintsev. Argentina, Mauritania, Netherlands, Sweden and Venezuela make the rest of the list. One conspicuous absence form the list: “Winter Sleep” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey).

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Argentina, “Wild Tales,” Damián Szifrón, director

Estonia, “Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze, director

Georgia, “Corn Island,” George Ovashvili, director

Mauritania, “Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako, director

Netherlands, “Accused,” Paula van der Oest, director

Poland, “Ida,” Paweł Pawlikowski, director

Russia, “Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director

Sweden, “Force Majeure,” Ruben Östlund, director

Venezuela, “The Liberator,” Alberto Arvelo, director





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