Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: Nine Advance in Foreign Language Category

Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: Nine Advance in Foreign Language Category

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The Academy unveiled on Thursday evening the nine films that advance in the foreign-language Oscar contest.

Hungary's Son Of Saul, regarded as the frontrunner, made the cut while Colombia's Embrace Of The Serpent is the only Latin American flag-bearer in the absence of Brazil's The Second Mother, Chile's The Club and Argentina's El Clan.

There was also a no-show for Asian titles, which will raise eyebrows after Taiwan's The Assassin drew wide acclaim.

The films in alphabetical order by country are:

* Belgium: The Brand New Testament, Jaco Van Dormael

* Colombia: Embrace Of The Serpent, Ciro Guerra

* Denmark: A War, Tobias Lindholm

* Finland: The Fencer, Klaus Härö

* France: Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven

* Germany: Labyrinth Of Lies, Giulio Ricciarelli

* Hungary: Son Of Saul, László Nemes

* Ireland: Viva, Paddy Breathnach

* Jordan: Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar. …

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