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The Posters for the Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

Remember when I said that I was going to do more posts showcasing posters from the films selected by their respective countries to compete for the foreign language Oscar? You don’t? That’s probably because it was such a long time ago.

To compensate for all the waiting here is a mega post with posters for almost all of the 63 selected films. I ended up including the posters that appeared in previous posts, in order to have a single post with all the posters. I think this will be more useful than having the posters scattered over several pages.

So, without further ado, here they are.

Argentina – XXY (IMDbOfficial Site)
XXY Poster (Big)

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Posters for the Docs in the Academy's Short List

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences revealed a shortlist of fifteen feature length docs that will compete for the five nominee spots in the Oscars’ feature-length documentary category. To help you put the name together with the face I compiled the posters for these docs.

Autism: The Musical (IMDb)

Autism: The Muscial

Body of War (IMDb)

Body of War Poster

For The Bible Tells Me So (IMDb)

For The Bible Tells Me So Poster

Lake of Fire (IMDb)

Lake of Fire Poster

Nanking (IMDb)

Nanking Poster 1
Nanking Poster 2

No End in Sight (IMDb)

No End In Sight Poster

Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience (IMDb)

Operation Homecoming Poster

The Price of Sugar (IMDb)

The Price of Sugar Poster

The Rape of Europa (IMDb)

The Rape of Europa Poster

Sicko (IMDb)

Sicko Poster

War Dance (IMDb)

War Dance Poster

White Light/Black Rain (IMDb)

White Light Black Rain Poster


A Promise to the Dead: the Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (IMDb)

A Promise to the Dead Poster (Big)

Thanks to the folks from White Pine Pictures for taking the time to point this one out to me.

I unfortunately couldn’t find posters for the following films: Please Vote For Me and Taxi to the Dark Side. If you know where I can find posters for them please let me know.

A Great Fix You Can Have Right Now

Chris pointed out this very interesting site which has a list of all the movies nominated by their respective countries to compete for the best foreign language film Oscar. The site includes, among other things, a small res version of the movie’s poster.

I’m still going to make a few more posts about the foreign Oscar hopefuls, bringing higher res images, other versions and highlighting the most interesting ones. But the above site is very good way to get a quick look at all of them.

Foreign Language Oscar Hopefuls Part IV – It Came From Europe

Yet more posters from films selected by their respective countries to compete for the best foreign language Oscar. This time just films from European countries.

Since this entry is a little long a placed most of it under the fold, as the kids say.

In case you are worried, I will put up a post with links to all these posts when I’m done.

Italy – La Sconosciuta – The Unknown
The Unknown Poster
Spain – El Orfanato – The Orphanage
The Orphanage PosterThe Orphanage Poster 2

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Yet More Oscar Hopefuls: Posters for Exiled, Secret Sunshine, Donsol and Eklavya

I really love taking a look at the posters from these films from all over the world. Hopefully you people aren’t getting bored by these posts.

Today I’m taking a cue from Twitch and bringing the posters for films from several Asian countries.

From Hong Kong – Exiled

Exiled Poster

From South Korea – Secret Sunshine

Secret Sunshine Poster 1
Secret Sunshine Poster 2

From the Philippines – Donsol

Donsol Poster
Donsol Poster

From India – Eklavya: The Royal Guard

Eklavya Poster

More Oscar Hopefuls: Posters for Days of Darkness and 881

Two more countries have selected films to compete for the Foreign Language Oscar. Canada went with the Denys Arcand pic Days of Darkness and Singapore went with 881. And here are the posters.

Days of Darkness Poster

This is the French poster for Days of Darkness (L’ Âge des ténèbres). The film will be released there next week, but it will still be a while before it makes its way into the U.S. and Canada, so they might come up with another poster by then.

881 Poster

And here is the poster for 881. Quite shiny, isn’t it?

I Just Didn’t Do It and Persepolis Posters

It seems awfully early to me, but several countries are already selecting their entries to compete for next year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The latest are Japan, which selected “I Just Didn’t Do It” and France, which selected “Persepolis”. And I know that right now you are wondering what their posters look like, right? Well, wonder no more.

I Just Didn’t Do It Poster

First we have the poster for I Just Didn’t Do It, a courtroom drama that seeks to showcase flaws in the Japanese legal systems (or so I’m told). The poster is very clean, just the protagonist, a possibly wrongfully accused man, against a white background. Interesting, but I don’t love it.

Persepolis Poster

And here is the poster for Persepolis, which is an apparently very serious animation about an Iranian girl that starts during the Islamic revolution. I quite like the poster, which showcases the distinctive style of the animation.

Thanks to Ryuganji and Cinematical for bringing these films to my attention.