Poland’s Ida, Russia’s Leviathan, and Sweden’s Force Majeure are on the shortlist for the Oscars’ Foreign Language Film category.
Nine films, out of 83 submitted, advanced in the competition, and some notable films did not make the cut. Among those that will not get a nomination: Cannes Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep from Turkey, Cannes jury prize winner Mommy from Canada, and the Dardenne brothers’s Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard.
The full list of films advancing in the competition is as follows:
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