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 (IMDb – Official Site)
Continue reading The Posters for the Foreign Language Oscar Contenders
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)
Body of War (IMDb)
For The Bible Tells Me So (IMDb)
Lake of Fire (IMDb)
No End in Sight (IMDb)
Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience (IMDb)
The Price of Sugar (IMDb)
The Rape of Europa (IMDb)
War Dance (IMDb)
White Light/Black Rain (IMDb)
A Promise to the Dead: the Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (IMDb)
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.
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.
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
Spain – El Orfanato – The Orphanage
Continue reading Foreign Language Oscar Hopefuls Part IV – It Came From Europe
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
From South Korea – Secret Sunshine
From the Philippines – Donsol
From India – Eklavya: The Royal Guard
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.
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.
And here is the poster for 881. Quite shiny, isn’t it?
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.
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.
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.