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September 25, 2019 at 10:57 pm #1203103893
What are we predicting the shortlist will be?
My Guess (the shortlist is 9 films BTW):
-Parasite (South Korea)
-Pain and Glory (Spain)
-Les Miserables (France)
-Atlantics (Senegal) (Has not been submitted yet, I assume it will be and that Senegal is eligible to submit it)
-The Painted Bird (Czech Republic)
-Weathering With You (Japan)
-Honeyland (North Macedonia)
I think those are the 9 favorites right now along with The Chambermaid (Mexico), The Traitor (Italy) and The Whistlers (Romania)-or at least, those are the ones I’ve heard the most buzz and positive response for. There’s always at least one or two out of left field films on the shortlist and field of nominees, not surprising given the odd process for how they’re voted for. Of the 9 I mentioned, one’s animated and one’s a documentary so they’re naturally shakier than the others, same with The Painted Bird which is a brutal film to watch from what I’ve heard.