While "The King's Speech" follows the man who would be king, Prince Albert of York, as he stammers his way through speech therapy during his ascent to the throne, the framing of the film itself…
How does an Oscar for foreign-language film impact the career of the pic's director?
The selection of Tetsuya Nakashima's revenge drama "Confessions" as Japan's nominee for a foreign-language Oscar surprised many biz insiders here. Despite its stellar B.O. -- $45 million -- the pic…
Named after the oldest (and hippest) district of Taipei, Doze Niu's "Monga" represents both Taiwan's past and future.
Most of the Latin American pics vying for a foreign-language Oscar nom this year are feature debuts, heralding a sea change sweeping through Latin America's film industries.
The remake rights for foreign-language pics have always been a hot commodity -- "Let Me In," remade from Swedish hit "Let the Right One In," is the latest high-profile example.
As lyrically shot and poignant as it may be, "Steam of Life" inarguably makes for an unusual choice to rep Finland in the Oscar race for foreign-language feature, though for different reasons…
Albania “East, West, East” (Gjergj Xhuvani) Algeria “Outside the Law” (Rachid Bouchareb) Argentina “Carancho” (Pablo Trapero) Austria “La Pivellina” (Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel) Azerbaijan “The…
There are those who win a second lead acting Oscar, but it happens only occasionally -- and not to many of those you might expect.
For decades, Hollywood has imported talent from non-English speaking countries. Our first Oscar winner for lead actor, in fact, was Swiss-born Emil Jannings. And since talent doesn't exist in a…
For actors whose role is in a language other than English, the Oscar has always been more than a bit elusive for myriad reasons, but a pair from this year's contenders could break through.