Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The short list of Foreign Language Oscar choices

Indie Wire posted the list of films that are in the running for best Foreign Language film for the up coming Oscars.

Its an interesting list that has two films from this years New York Film Festival, and Uncle Bonmee and Of Gods and Men. Both films I had on my dance card but missed because of my bad back.

Other films of note are three that screened as part of the New York Asian Film Festival and which were reviewed here at Unseen Films.

Confessions from Japan. This is the nasty little confection about a teacher seeking revenge on her students for killing her child. This destroyed some in the audience, while I and some others admired it more than liked it.

Echoes the Rainbow from Hong Kong. This is about a family in Hong Kong during the 60's. Despite an award winning performance by Simon Yam this film just missed for me.

Aftershock from China is also Monday's film here at Unseen Films. This is the 30 year tale of a family following the earthquake in Tangshan in 1976. The film kicked me to the curb and it's one of the best films of the year.

For those who want to see the full list can follow the link to the post here.

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