Magazine article Screen International

Toni Erdmann' on Oscar Foreign-Language Shortlist

Magazine article Screen International

Toni Erdmann' on Oscar Foreign-Language Shortlist

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The shortlist, announced on Thursday afternoon, includes three from Scandinavia - Hannes Holm's Swedish selection A Man Called Ove, Martin Zandvliet's Danish entry Land Of Mine, and Erik Poppe's The King's Choice from Norway.

Asghar Farhadi's Iranian submission The Salesman is in the mix, as are Australia's Tanna by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, and Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End Of The World for Canada.

Flying the flag for Russia is Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, while Switzerland's My Life As A Zucchini by Claude Barras also makes the cut.

Conspicuous by their absence are The Age Of Shadows (South Korea), Afterimage (Poland), Neruda (Chile), Elle (France), Julieta (Spain), Sieranevada (Romania) and The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki (Finland).

The shortlist in alphabetical order by country are:

Australia, Tanna, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler;

Canada, It's Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan;

Denmark, Land Of Mine, Martin Zandvliet;

Germany, Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade;

Iran, The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi;

Norway, The King's Choice, Erik Poppe;

Russia, Paradise, Andrei Konchalovsky;

Sweden, A Man Called Ove, Hannes Holm; and

Switzerland, My Life As A Zucchini, Claude Barras. …

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