August 10, 2020 at 5:54 am #1203636857
Since first submission is here, I made a thread to list them and for predictions in this category.
Albania: Open Door (dir. Florenc Papas)
Argentine: The Sleepwalkers (dir. Paula Hernández)
Armenia: Songs of Solomon (dir. Arman Nshanian)
Austria: What We Wanted (dir. Ulrike Kofler)
Bangladesh: Sincerly Yours, Dhaka (dir. 11 directors)
Belgium: Working Girls (dir. Anne Paulicevich & Frédéric Fonteyne)
Bolivia: Chaco (dir. Diego Mondaca)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Quo Vadis, Aida? (dir. Jasmila Žbanić)
Brazil: Babenco – Tell Me When I Die (dir. Bárbara Paz)
Bulgaria: The Father (dir. Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov)
Cambodia: Fathers (dir. Huy Yaleng)
Cameroon: The Fisherman’s Diary (dir. Enah Johnscott)
Canada: 14 Days, 12 Nights (dir. Jean-Philippe Duval)
Chile: The Mole Agent (dir. Maite Alberdi)
China: Leap (dir. Peter Ho-Sun Chan)
Colombia: El Olvido Que Seremos (Memories of My Father) (dir. Fernando Trueba)
Costa Rica: Land of Ashes (dir. Sofia Quiros)
Croatia: Extracurricular (dir. Ivan-Goran Vitez)
Cuba: Buscando a Casal (dir. Jorge Luis Sánchez)
Czech Republic: Charlatan (dir. Agnieszka Holland)
Denmark: Another Round (dir. Thomas Vinterberg)
Dominican Republic: A State of Madness (dir. Leticia Tonos)
Ecuador: Emptiness (dir. Paúl Venegas)
Egypt: When We’re Born (dir. Tamer Ezzat)
Estonia: The Last Ones (dir. Veiko Õunpuu)
Finland: Tove (dir. Zaida Bergroth)
France: Two of Us (dir. Filippo Meneghetti)
Georgia: Beginning (dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili)
Germany: And Tomorrow the Entire World (dir. Julia von Heinz)
Greece: Apples (dir. Christos Nikou)
Guatemala: La Llorona (dir. Jayro Bustamante)
Honduras: Days of Light (dir. anthology with 6 directors)
Hong Kong: Better Days (dir. Derek Tsang)
Hungary: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (dir. Lili Horváth)
Iceland: Agnes Joy (dir. Silja Hauksdóttir)
India: Jallikattu (dir. Lijo Jose Pellissery)
Indonesia: Impetigore (dir. Joko Anwar)
Iran: Sun Children (dir. Majid Majidi)
Ireland: Arracht (dir. Tom Sullivan)
Israel: Asia (dir. Ruthy Pribar)
Italy: Notturno (dir. Gianfranco Rosi)
Ivory Coast: Night of the Kings (dir. Philippe Lacôte)
Japan: True Mothers (dir. Naomi Kawase)
Jordan: 200 Meters (dir. Ameen Nayfeh)
Kazakhstan: The Crying Steppe (dir. Marina Kunarova)
Kenya: The Letter (dir. Maia Lekow & Chris King)
Kosovo: Exile (dir. Visnar Morina)
Kyrgyzstan: Running to the Sky (dir. Mirlan Abdykalykov)
Lebanon: Broken Keys (dir. Jimmy Keyrouz)
Latvia: Blizzard of the Souls (dir. Dzintars Dreibergs)
Lesotho: This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese)
Lithuania: Nova Lituania (dir. Karolis Kaupinis)
Luxembourg: River Tales (dir. Julie Schroell)
Malaysia: Roh (dir. Emir Ezwan)
Mexico: I’m No Longer Here (dir. Fernando Frias)
Mongolia: Veins of the World (dir. Byambasuren Davaa)
Montenegro: Breasts (dir. Marija Perović)
Morocco: The Unknown Saint (dir. Alaa Eddine Aljem)
the Netherlands: Buladó (dir. Eché Janga)
Nigeria: The Milkmaid (dir. Desmond Ovbiagele)
North Macedonia: Willow (dir. Milcho Manchevski)
Norway: Hope (dir. Maria Sødahl)
Pakistan: Circus of Life (dir. Sarmad Sultan Koosat)
Palestine: Gaza Mon Amour (dir. Arab Nasser & Tarzan Nasser)
Panama: Operation Just Cause (dir. Luis Franco Brantley & Luis Pacheco)
Paraguay: Killing the Dead (dir. Hugo Giménez)
Peru: Song without a Name (dir. Melina León)
Philippines: Mindanao (dir. Brillante Mendoza)
Poland : Never Gonna Snow Again (dir. Małgorzata Szumowska)
Portugal: Vitalina Varela (dir. Pedro Costa)
Romania: Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau)
Russia: Dear Comrades! (dir. Andrey Konchalovsky)
Saudi Arabia: Scales (dir. Shahad Ameen)
Senegal: Nafi’s Father (dir. Mamadou Dia)
Serbia: Dara of Jasenovac (dir. Predrag Antonijević)
Singapore: Wet Season (dir. Anthony Chen)
Slovakia: The Auschwitz Report (dir. Peter Bebjak)
Slovenia: Stories from the Chestnut Woods (dir. Gregor Bozic)
South Korea: The Man Standing Next (dir. Min-ho Woo)
Spain: The Endless Trench (dir. Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño & Jose Mari Goenaga)
South Africa: Toorbos (dir. Rene van Rooyen)
Sudan: You Will Die at 20 (dir. Amjad Abu Alala)
Suriname: Wiren (dir. Ivan Tai-Apin)
Sweden: Charter (dir. Amanda Kernell)
Switzerland: My Little Sister (dir. Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond)
Taiwan: A Sun (dir. Mong-Hong Chung)
Thailand: Happy Old Year (dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit)
Tunisia: The Man Who Sold His Skin (dir. Kaouther Ben Hania)
Turkey: Miracle in Cell No. 7 (dir. Mehmet Ada Öztekin)
Ukraine: Atlantis (dir. Valentyn Vasyanovych)
Uruguay: Alelí (dir. Leticia Jorge)
Venezuela: Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (dir. Anabel Rodriguez Rios)
Vietnam: Dreamy Eyes (dir. Victor Vũ)August 10, 2020 at 5:56 am #1203636859
First submission is Never Gonna Snow Again from Poland.August 10, 2020 at 7:04 am #1203636950
Can’t wait to see how the movie is going to do at this year’s Venice Film Festival. When Blanchett was jury president at Cannes FF they awarded 3 movies that went on to receive Oscar nominations in this category.August 11, 2020 at 4:18 am #1203639527
Can’t wait to see how the movie is going to do at this year’s Venice Film Festival. When Blanchett was jury president at Cannes FF they awarded 3 movies that went on to receive Oscar nominations in this category.
You’d think that Paweł Pawlikowski winning Best Director for “Cold War”, in retrospect, paved the way for him to be in the running for Best Director Oscar nomination which he eventually got in that wide open field.
Good on Poland for being the first to submit. That bodes well for the quality of the film. I’m happy to see it in competition in Venice. Małgorzata Szumowska is a great director as well. Fingers crossed.August 28, 2020 at 3:09 am #1203671460
Switzerland chose My Little Sister as it’s Oscar submission.August 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm #1203672560
A lot of 3.5 stars reviews for My Little Sister on Letterboxd. So I guess that’s a no.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!August 29, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203673301
Switzerland chose My Little Sister as it’s Oscar submission.
Gee, if that’s the best Switzerland could come up with it must have been slim pickings.August 31, 2020 at 3:58 am #1203677201
How about My Prince Edward for Hong Kong’s Selection? it qualified for a good lot of Film Festivals.
"Dearest Anita,..."failing to nominated for HK Film Awards is unjustAugust 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm #1203679196
John Denver Trending
Through Night And Day
for the Philippines submissions at the Oscars 2021September 4, 2020 at 6:02 am #1203685761
Bumping this in case you all have some suggestions (even if they’re not submitted yet)
I just love movies. And awards.September 4, 2020 at 8:04 am #1203685921
Well, my country (Brazil) is probably going to submit “Memory House”. It was selected at Cannes and TIFF. It talks about race issues which is a big subject especially in this year as we all know.
I’ve been trying to find what is trending in other countries but this year it is being quite difficult. Maybe Venice and Toronto will help. Summer of 85 from France seems good.
It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!September 4, 2020 at 9:09 am #1203686037
I’d love Portugal submitting Vitalina Varela but apparently this was released late last year in the country so anyways.
Would be one of the best winners in the category in years.September 6, 2020 at 3:00 am #1203688911
The hong kong film Beyond the Dream is also trending locally.
It’s a love story between a schizophrenic and a Counselor.
Over 10m box office in Hong Kong.
Could’ve been represented hk in Oscar’s.
"Dearest Anita,..."failing to nominated for HK Film Awards is unjustSeptember 6, 2020 at 7:19 am #1203689094
I’d love Portugal submitting Vitalina Varela but apparently this was released late last year in the country so anyways. Would be one of the best winners in the category in years.
It’s my top film of the year thus far, and I can’t really see that changing. What a stunner.
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