Zhang Yimou martial arts epic "The Curse of the Golden Flower" is China's candidate for the foreign-language Oscar nomination, while helmer Joachim Trier's "Reprise" is Norway's hopeful.
Kambosia Partovi's "Café Transit," a film defending women's rights, has been chosen to represent Iran in the foreign-language film category at the Oscars.
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.