65 Countries in Competition for 2009 Foreign Language Oscar

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Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The 2009 submissions are:

Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;
Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;
Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;
Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;
Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;
Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;
Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;
Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;
Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;
Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;
Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;
Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;
China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;
Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;
Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic, director;
Cuba, Fallen Gods, Ernesto Daranas, director;
Czech Republic, Protektor, Marek Najbrt, director;
Denmark, Terribly Happy, Henrik Ruben Genz, director;
Estonia, December Heat, Asko Kase, director;
Finland, Letters to Father Jacob, Klaus Haro, director;
France, Un Prophete, Jacques Audiard, director;
Georgia, The Other Bank, George Ovashvili, director;
Germany, The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke, director;
Greece, Slaves in Their Bonds, Tony Lykouressis, director;
Hong Kong, Prince of Tears, Yonfan, director;
Hungary, Chameleon, Krisztina Goda, director;
Iceland, Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Oskar Jonasson, director;
India, Harishchandrachi Factory, Paresh Mokashi, director;
Indonesia, Jamila and the President, Ratna Sarumpaet;
Iran, About Elly, Asghar Farhadi, director;
Israel, Ajami, Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, director;
Italy, Baaria, Giuseppe Tornatore, director;
Japan, Nobody to Watch over Me, Ryoichi Kimizuka, director;
Kazakhstan, Kelin, Ermek Tursunov, director;
Korea, Mother, Joon-ho Bong, director;
Lithuania, Vortex, Gytis Luksas, director;
Luxembourg, Refractaire, Nicolas Steil, director;
Macedonia, Wingless, Ivo Trajkov, director;
Mexico, Backyard, Carlos Carrera, director;
Morocco, Casanegra, Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, director;
The Netherlands, Winter in Wartime, Martin Koolhoven, director;
Norway, Max Manus, Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning, directors;
Peru, The Milk of Sorrow, Claudia Llosa, director;
Philippines, Grandpa Is Dead, Soxie H. Topacio, director;
Poland, Reverse, Borys Lankosz, director;
Portugal, Doomed Love, Mario Barroso, director;
Puerto Rico, Kabo and Platon, Edmundo H. Rodriguez, director;
Romania, Police, Adjective, Corneliu Porumboiu, director;
Russia, Ward No. 6, Karen Shakhnazarov, director;
Serbia, St. George Shoots the Dragon, Srdjan Dragojevic, director;
Slovakia, Broken Promise, Jiri Chlumsky, director;
Slovenia, Landscape No. 2, Vinko Moderndorfer, director;
South Africa, White Wedding, Jann Turner, director;
Spain, The Dancer and the Thief, Fernando Trueba, director;
Sri Lanka, The Road from Elephant Pass, Chandran Rutnam;
Sweden, Involuntary, Ruben Ostlund, director;
Switzerland, Home, Ursula Meier, director;
Taiwan, No Puedo Vivir sin Ti, Leon Dai, director;
Thailand, Best of Times, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, director;
Turkey, I Saw the Sun, Mahsun Kirmizigul, director;
United Kingdom, Afghan Star, Havana Marking, director;
Uruguay, Bad Day for Fishing, Alvaro Brechner, director;
Venezuela, Libertador Morales, El Justiciero, Efterpi Charalambidis, director;
Vietnam, Don’t Burn It, Dang Nhat Minh.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.