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Academy: 81 Countries to Compete for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar

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AMPAS announced that 81 countries have submitted films for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 88th Academy Awards, including first-time entrant Paraguay.

The 2015 submissions are:

Afghanistan, Utopia, Hassan Nazer, director;
Albania, Bota, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors;
Algeria, Twilight of Shadows, Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director;
Argentina, The Clan, Pablo Trapero, director;
Australia, Arrows of the Thunder Dragon, Greg Sneddon, director;
Austria, Goodnight Mommy, Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors;
Bangladesh, Jalal’s Story, Abu Shahed Emon, director;
Belgium, The Brand New Testament, Jaco Van Dormael, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Our Everyday Story, Ines Tanović, director;
Brazil, The Second Mother, Anna Muylaert, director;
Bulgaria, The Judgment, Stephan Komandarev, director;
Cambodia, The Last Reel, Sotho Kulikar, director;
Canada, Félix and Meira, Maxime Giroux, director;
Chile, The Club, Pablo Larraín, director;
China, Go Away Mr. Tumor, Han Yan, director;
Colombia, Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra, director;
Costa Rica, Imprisoned, Esteban Ramírez, director;
Croatia, The High Sun, Dalibor Matanić, director;
Czech Republic, Home Care, Slavek Horak, director;
Denmark, A War, Tobias Lindholm, director;
Dominican Republic, Sand Dollars, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, directors;
Estonia, 1944, Elmo Nüganen, director;
Ethiopia, Lamb, Yared Zeleke, director;
Finland, The Fencer, Klaus Härö, director;
France, Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, director;
Georgia, Moira, Levan Tutberidze, director;
Germany, Labyrinth of Lies, Giulio Ricciarelli, director;
Greece, Xenia, Panos H. Koutras, director;
Guatemala, Ixcanul, Jayro Bustamante, director;
Hong Kong, To the Fore, Dante Lam, director;
Hungary, Son of Saul, László Nemes, director;
Iceland, Rams, Grímur Hákonarson, director;
India, Court, Chaitanya Tamhane, director;
Iran, Muhammad: The Messenger of God, Majid Majidi, director;
Iraq, Memories on Stone, Shawkat Amin Korki, director;
Ireland, Viva, Paddy Breathnach, director;
Israel, Baba Joon, Yuval Delshad, director;
Italy, Don’t Be Bad, Claudio Caligari, director;
Ivory Coast, Run, Philippe Lacôte, director;
Japan, 100 Yen Love, Masaharu Take, director;
Jordan, Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar, director;
Kazakhstan, Stranger, Yermek Tursunov, director;
Kosovo, Babai, Visar Morina, director;
Kyrgyzstan, Heavenly Nomadic, Mirlan Abdykalykov, director;
Latvia, Modris, Juris Kursietis, director;
Lebanon, Void, Naji Bechara, Jad Beyrouthy, Zeina Makki, Tarek Korkomaz, Christelle
Ighniades, Maria Abdel Karim, Salim Haber, directors;
Lithuania, The Summer of Sangaile, Alanté Kavaïté, director;
Luxembourg, Baby (A)lone, Donato Rotunno, director;
Macedonia, Honey Night, Ivo Trajkov, director;
Malaysia, Men Who Save the World, Liew Seng Tat, director;
Mexico, 600 Miles, Gabriel Ripstein, director;
Montenegro, You Carry Me, Ivona Juka, director;
Morocco, Aida, Driss Mrini, director;
Nepal, Talakjung vs Tulke, Basnet Nischal, director;
Netherlands, The Paradise Suite, Joost van Ginkel, director;
Norway, The Wave, Roar Uthaug, director;
Pakistan, Moor, Jami, director;
Palestine, The Wanted 18, Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan, directors;
Paraguay, Cloudy Times, Arami Ullón, director;
Peru, NN, Héctor Gálvez, director;
Philippines, Heneral Luna, Jerrold Tarog, director;
Poland, 11 Minutes, Jerzy Skolimowski, director;
Portugal, Arabian Nights – Volume 2, The Desolate One, Miguel Gomes, director;
Romania, Aferim! Radu Jude, director;
Russia, Sunstroke, Nikita Mikhalkov, director;
Serbia, Enclave, Goran Radovanović, director;
Singapore, 7 Letters, Royston Tan, Kelvin Tong, Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Boo Junfeng, K. Rajagopal, directors;
Slovakia, Goat, Ivan Ostrochovský, director;
Slovenia, The Tree, Sonja Prosenc, director;
South Africa, The Two of Us, Ernest Nkosi, director;
South Korea, The Throne, Lee Joon-ik, director;
Spain, Flowers, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, directors;
Sweden, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Roy Andersson, director;
Switzerland, Iraqi Odyssey, Samir, director;
Taiwan, The Assassin, Hou Hsiao-hsien, director;
Thailand, How to Win at Checkers (Every Time), Josh Kim, director;
Turkey, Sivas, Kaan Müjdeci, director;
United Kingdom, Under Milk Wood, Kevin Allen, director;
Uruguay, A Moonless Night, Germán Tejeira, director;
Venezuela, Gone with the River, Mario Crespo, director;
Vietnam, Jackpot, Dustin Nguyen, director.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Jan. 14, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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