‘In a Better World’ (IABW) as well as Javier Bardem’s ‘Biutiful’ are among the films incorporated into the ultimate shortlist by the Oscars for the Best Foreign Film Award (BFFA). In the succeeding week, the final five nominees will be unveiled.
This eventual shortlist of nine films has emerged subsequent to being thinned from 65 films that were initially transported to the Academy Awards by different countries, with one movie being the official entry of each of those 65 nations.
In the final shortlist of nine movies, there is one representative of the Islamic world from Algeria. Scandinavia has two representatives in Danish and Swedish films. South Africa is represented in this catalog as well, with Spain and Greece being the sole European entries. There are two entries from the Americas in the form of Mexico and Canada. Japan is the solitary representative from the Asian continent.
Films with a shout for the BFFA consist of the Swedish comedic movie, ‘Simple Simon’; the Algerian political drama, ‘Hors la Loi (Outside the Law)’; the Greek drama, ‘Dogtooth’; the Spanish movie, ‘Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)’, etc.
Genki Kawamura is the producer of the Japanese movie, ‘Kokuhaku’, which can be translated as Confessions. He has asserted to The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that he is delighted that his movie has penetrated the shortlist. Now, they are praying fervently that Kokuhaku enters the final five. It would be pretty heartbreaking if they don’t. It would be pleasing to witness at least a solitary Asian representative for the BFFA. Kawamura is eager to experience the atmosphere at the illustrious Kodak Theater.
‘Kokuhaku’ is a praiseworthy Japanese drama movie directed by Tetsuya Nakashima that released in 2010. ‘Biutiful’ is a commended film directed by the accomplished Mexican, Alejandro González. IABW is the English translation of a Danish drama movie titled, Hævnen, which has been directed by Susanne Bier.
– Sampurn Wire