Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shortlist announced

80 entries whittled down to nine.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Labyrinth of Lies director Giulio Ricciarelli
Labyrinth of Lies director Giulio Ricciarelli Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The shortlist for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar was revealed today.

From Belgium, The Brand New Testament directed by Jaco Van Dormael; Colombia, Embrace Of The Serpent, Ciro Guerra, director; Denmark, A War, Tobias Lindholm, director; Finland, The Fencer, Klaus Härö, director; France, Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, director; Germany, Labyrinth Of Lies, Giulio Ricciarelli, director; Hungary, Son Of Saul, László Nemes, director; Ireland, Viva, Paddy Breathnach, director; Jordan, Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar, director.

80 foreign language features were submitted to the Academy for consideration. The five films to receive nominations will be announced on January 14, 2016, along with all the other Oscar nominations.

The Oscars will be handed out on February 28.

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