Hilda Hidalgo's directorial debut "Del amor y otros demonios" (Of Love and Other Demons) is Costa Rica's contender for a foreign Oscar film nomination.
Alex Law Kai-yu's "Echoes of the Rainbow," a story about a family's triumph over adversity in 1960s Hong Kong, has been chosen to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language category at the Oscars.
During the past few months, she's received a lifetime achievement award from BMI and Prince Charles has presented her with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.
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Friday is the deadline for submitting foreign language pics, live-action short films and animated shorts for Oscar consideration.
Joao Pedro Rodrigues' "To Die Like a Man," produced by Rosa Filmes, is Portugal's candidate for foreign film Oscar nomination.
Helmer Sonia Nassery Cole's "The Black Tulip" is Afghanistan's entry for a nomination in Oscar's foreign language category.
Daoud Abdel Sayed's "Messages From the Sea" is Egypt's selection for a nomination in the foreign language Oscar race.
Srdjan Karanovic's "Besa," a story that acts as an allegory for the history of ethnic tensions in the Balkans, is Serbia's entry for the Oscars.
Paolo Virzi's "The First Beautiful Thing," a bittersweet comedy about a proto-feminist Italo mom, is Italy's foreign-language Oscar entry.
A film about the intertwining lives of American and Iraqi soldiers, "Farewell Baghdad," is Iran's choice for a foreign-language film Oscar nomination.