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Friday, February 5, 2016

88th Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film

The nominees are:

Embrace of the Serpent

Country: Colombia
Director: Ciro Guerra
Plot: A 40 year search through the Amazon for a sacred healing plant undertaken by a shaman who is the last surviving member of his tribe and two scientists, one German and one American.

Director's Oscar History: First nominated film


Country: France
Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Plot: Five sisters struggle against the constraints of their conservative society.

Director's Oscar History: First nominated film

Son of Saul

Country: Hungary
Director: Laszlo Nemes
Plot: A day in the life of Saul, a prisoner in Auschwitz, who finds the body of a boy he believes to be his son, and his subsequent attempts to arrange a proper burial for him.

Director's Oscar History: First nominated film


Country: Jordan
Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Plot: A Bedouin boy comes of age during World War I as he guides a British officer across the desert.

Director's Oscar History: First nominated film

A War

Country: Denmark
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Plot: A Danish military company is captured by the Taliban. Meanwhile, the wife of the company's commander struggles to hold things together at home with their three children.

Director's Oscar History: 1 previous film nominated as Best Foreign Language Film, The Hunt (2012)

What I've Seen None

Prediction: Son of Saul

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