It’s Oscar time and we called on Matt Holzman host of KCRW’s film series, Matt’s Movies to bring us five foreign language films that didn’t make the final five Oscar nominees:
“Les Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors, France
“Polisse,” Maiwenn, director, France
“Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director, Romania
“Barbara,” Christian Petzold, director, Germany (Also a favorite pick from World in Words editor Patrick Cox.)
“This Is Not a Film,” directors Jafar Ranahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Iran
Word of warning, says Holzman, the foreign language category can be somewhat bleak.
Here’s the trailer for Polisse, Holzman’s foreign language pick — that won’t win, but he wishes that it could — film of the year.
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