The Oscars 2018...Foreign-Language Film Shortlist...& Snubs!

Here are nominees:

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman / Una Mujer Fantástica

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Chile, Germany, Spain, USA

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.



Director: Alain Gomis

France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.



Director: Samuel Maoz

Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

In The Fade

In the Fade / Aus dem Nichts

Director: Fatih Akin

Germany, France

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.


Loveless / Nelyubov

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Russia, France, Germany, Belgium

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

On Body And Soul

On Body and Soul / Teströl és lélekröl

Director: Ildikó Enyedi


When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

The Insult

The Insult / L'insulte

Director: Ziad Doueiri

France, Belgium, Cyprus, Lebanon, USA

France, Belgium, Cyprus, Lebanon, USAIn today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

The Square

The Square

Director: Ruben Östlund

Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark

Sweden, Germany, France, DenmarkThe Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
The Wound

The Wound / Inxeba

Director: John Trengove

South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

 And the most notable [& inexplicabe] snubs...

BPM Beats Per Minute

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Director: Robin Campillo


Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father

Director: Angelina Jolie

Cambodia, USA

Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.