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37 Foreign Pix Submitted For Oscars, The Most Ever

Thirty-seven countries have submitted entries for consideration as best foreign-language film in the 63rd annual Academy Awards.

Included is the first entry from Chile as well as a film from Egypt, which has not submitted a picture since 1981.

This represents the largest number of entries submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences since establishment of the award as a regular category in 1956.

This year’s submissions are: “I, The Worst Of All” (Argentina); “Requiem For Dominic” (Austria); “Margarit And Margarita” (Bulgaria); “An Imaginary Tale” (Canada); “The Moon In The Mirror” (Chile); “The Belle Of The Alhambra” (Cuba); “Dance Of The Polar Bears” (Denmark); “Alexandria Again And Forever” (Egypt);” Vojtech Called Orphan” (Czechoslovakia);

Also, “The Winter War” (Finland); “Cyrano de Bergerac” (France); “The Nasty Girl” (Germany); “Love Under The Date-Tree” (Greece); “Eight Taels Of Gold” (Hong Kong); “Little But Tough” (Hungary); “The Adventures Of Paper Peter” (Iceland).

Plus, “Anjanli” (India); “My Sky, My Home” (Indonesia); “Shuru” (Israel); “Open Doors” (Italy); “The Sting Of Death” (Japan); “Mayumi” (Korea); “Cabeza De Vaca” (Mexico); “Evenings” (the Netherlands); “Herman” (Norway); “Ju Dou” (China); “Fallen From Heaven” (Peru);

And, “Dr. Korczak” (Poland); “The King’s Trial” (Portugal); “Carnival Scenes” (Romania); “Ay, Carmela” (Spain); “Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg” (Sweden); “Journey Of Hope” (Switzerland); “Song Of The Exile” (Taiwan); “Song Of Chaophaya” (Thailand); “Taxi Blues” (USSR) and “Time Of Miracles” (Yugoslavia).

Selection of each nation’s entry is made by a jury of filmmakers from that country. Only one film, which need not have been released in the U.S., is accepted from each country.

The foreign-language film award committee, with Fay Kanin as chair and Nina Foch as vice-chair, will screen all entries before voting to nominate five films.

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