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Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film

Which of The Oscars (2020) nominees for the 'Best International Feature Film'* Academy Award do you think should win?

* Academy rules require that 51%+ of the movie's dialogue must be in a language other than English, it be produced by a non-American production company, and each country is limited to a single film submission. This category was previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Feature Film'.

See the list of the 2020 nominees for the international feature film Oscar here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848461/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/U5qCV8nNXng/

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8 months ago

Ten films made the Oscar shortlist in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards from ninety-one films that were deemed eligible.

Czech Republic, “The Painted Bird”
Estonia, “Truth and Justice”
France, “Les Misérables
Hungary, “Those Who Remained”
North Macedonia, “Honeyland
Poland, “Corpus Christi”
Russia, “Beanpole”
Senegal, “Atlantics
South Korea, “Parasite
Spain, “Pain and Glory

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8 months ago

International Feature Films vs. Foreign Language Films vs. Films Not in the English Language

Despite, now being known as the International Feature Film category. The Oscars category name change does not come with any alterations to existing category rules, submission process, or eligibility requirements. Although, the rules for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film differ from both the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Lulu Wang's film is nominated in the Foreign Language category at this year's Golden Globes. That choice undermines the diversity of the American audience.

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Golden Globes: Why 'Parasite,' 'The Farewell' and 'Pain & Glory' Weren't Nominated for Best Picture
The HFPA's rules stipulate that contenders in the best drama or comedy/musical categories must feature at least 50 percent of English dialogue.

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8 months ago

The Oscars (2020) nominees for the 'Best International Feature Film'

Corpus Christi 2019 | Movie
Polish Title: 'Boze Cialo' (Poland)
Language: Polish

Honeyland 2019 | Movie 
International Title: 'Honeyland' (North Macedonia)
Languages: Turkish | Macedonian | Serbo-Croatian

Les Misérables 2019 | Movie
French Title: 'Les misérables' (France)
Language: French

Pain and Glory 2019 | Movie
Spanish Title: 'Dolor y gloria' (Spain)
Language: Spanish

Parasite 2019 | Movie
Korean Title: 기생충 aka 'Gisaengchung' (South Korea)
Languages: Korean | English

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Seen two out of the five: Parasite and Pain and Glory. Honeyland (2019) is on Amazon Prime already ... so I'll grab watch that pretty soon. Les Misérables (2019) has begun its limited run this previous weekend at the Angelika. I will try and figure out how to see it in the up and coming two weeks.


I doubt any of these will top my favorite 2019 film, Parasite.

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