58 Countries Vying for 2005 Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record fifty-eight countries from four continents, including new entrants Costa Rica, Fiji and Iraq, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film Award category, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today.

The 2005 submissions are:

Argentina, “El Aura,” Fabian Bielinsky, director

Bangladesh, “Shyamol Chaya,” Humayun Ahmed, director

Belgium, “The Child,” Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, directors

Bolivia, “Say Good Morning to Dad,” Fernando Vargas, director

Bosnia & Herzegovina, “Totally Personal,” Nedzad Begović, director

Brazil, “Two Sons of Francisco,” Breno Silveira, director

Bulgaria, “Stolen Eyes,” Radoslav Spassov, director

Canada, “C.R.A.Z.Y.,” Jean-Marc Vallee, director

Chile, “Play,” Alicia Scherson, director

China, “The Promise,” Chen Kaige, director

Colombia, “La Sombra del Caminante,” Ciro Guerra, director

Costa Rica, “Caribe,” Esteban Ramirez, director

Croatia, “A Wonderful Night in Split,” Arsen Anton Ostojić, director

Cuba, “Viva Cuba,” Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, director

Czech Republic, “Something Like Happiness,” Bohdan Slama, director

Denmark, “Adam’s Apples,” Anders Thomas Jensen, director

Estonia, “Shop of Dreams,” Peeter Urbla, director

Fiji, “The Land Has Eyes,” Vilsoni Hereniko, director

Finland, “Mother of Mine,” Klaus Haro, director

France, “Joyeux Noel,” Christian Carion, director

Georgia, “Tbilisi-Tbilisi,” Levan Zakareishvili, director

Germany, “Sophie Scholl – The Final Days,” Marc Rothemund, director

Hong Kong, “Perhaps Love,” Peter Ho-Sun Chan, director

Hungary, “Fateless,” Lajos Koltai, director

Iceland, “Ahead of Time,” Agust Gudmundsson, director

India, “Paheli,” Amol Palekar, director

Indonesia, “Gie,” Riri Riza, director

Iran, “So Close, So Far,” Reza Mir Karimi, director

Iraq, “Requiem of Snow,” Jamil Rostami, director

Israel, “What a Wonderful Place,” Eyal Halfon, director

Italy, “La Bestia Nel Cuore,” Cristina Comencini, director

Japan, “Blood and Bones,” Yoichi Sai, director

Korea, “Welcome to Dongmakgol,” Kwang-hyun Park, director

Luxembourg, “Renart the Fox,” Thierry Schiel, director

Mexico, “Al Otro Lado,” Gustavo Loza, director

Mongolia, “The Cave of the Yellow Dog,” Byambasuren Davaa, director

The Netherlands, “Bluebird,” Mijke de Jong, director

Norway, “Kissed by Winter,” Sara Johnsen, director

Palestine, “Paradise Now,” Hany Abu-Assad, director

Peru, “Dias de Santiago,” Josue Mendez, director

Poland, “The Collector,” Feliks Falk, director

Portugal, “Noite Escura,” Joao Canijo, director

Puerto Rico, “Cayo,” Vicente Juarbe, director

Romania, “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu,” Cristi Puiu, director

Russia, “The Italian,” Andrei Kravchuk, director

Serbia & Montenegro, “Midwinter Night’s Dream,” Goran Paskaljević, director

Singapore, “Be with Me,” Eric Khoo, director

Slovak Republic, “The City of the Sun,” Martin Sulik, director

Slovenia, “The Ruins,” Janez Burger, director

South Africa, “Tsotsi,” Gavin Hood, director

Spain, “Obaba,” Montxo Armendariz, director

Sweden, “Zozo,” Josef Fares, director

Switzerland, “Tout un Hiver sans Feu,” Greg Zglinski, director

Taiwan, “The Wayward Cloud,” Tsai Ming-liang, director

Tajikistan, “Sex & Philosophy,” Mohsen Makhmalbaf, director

Thailand, “The Tin Mine,” Jira Maligool, director

Turkey, “Lovelorn,” Yavuz Turgul, director

Vietnam, “Buffalo Boy,” Nguyen Vo Nghiem Mihn, director

The 78th Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Hollywood.

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