Pedro Almodovar's village-set femme dramedy "Volver" and Ziyi Zhang starrer "The Banquet" are among a clutch of pics announced Thursday as contenders for the foreign-language film Oscar.
Canada's submission for foreign Oscar will be helmer Deepa Mehta's Hindi-language pic "Water," making it the first country to take advantage of June's rule change that allows a picture to feature any…
Helmer Marcelo Gomes' debut pic "Cinema, aspirinas e urubus" (Movies, Aspirin and Vultures) is Brazil's entry for consideration for foreign-language film Oscar.
Box office smash "King and the Clown" has been chosen as South Korea's entry into the foreign-language film category of the 79th Academy Awards.
Aki Kaurismaki's "Lights in the Dusk" has been selected as Finland's entry and Susanne Bier's "After the Wedding" will rep Denmark in the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards.
The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren) has selected "Hula Girls" as its nomination for foreign-language Oscar.
Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" is one of three pics placed on Spain's short list for its foreign-language Oscar entry.
Daniele Thompson's "Orchestra Seats," which probably will be released Stateside as "Avenue Montaigne," has been chosen to represent France at the next Oscar race.
The scientific and technical awards committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 17 achievements for awards consideration.
Variety launched its fourth annual screening series Thursday with an unspooling of Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men" at the ArcLight. "Tonight is the kickoff of what is to become this…