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Oscar organizers unveil foreign film contenders

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Biutiful, Of Gods and Men and other movies will be among the titles considered in the foreign-language film category for next year’s Oscar gala.
The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled a long list of contenders submitted by 65 countries around the globe.

Other notable choices include Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy Palme d’Or winner (and festival favourite) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand) and Feng Xiaogang’s epic earthquake drama Aftershock (China), which became the country’s all-time domestic box office champion after taking in the equivalent of about $99.3 million Cdn earlier this year.

Many countries had announced their official picks over the past few weeks, including Canada, which is putting its hopes on Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies (the searing drama based on the acclaimed Wajdi Mouawad stage play).
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