Nine Films Vie For Foreign Language Oscar

Nine films have made it to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming 85th Academy Awards®.

This shortlist will be shrunk down to the five nominees to be announced with the rest of this year’s nominees on Thursday, January 10th 2013.

Those that made the cut include:

“Amour,” directed by Michael Haneke (Austria)
“Beyond the Hills,” directed by Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
“The Deep,” directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland)
“The Intouchables,” directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (France)
“Kon-Tiki,” directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Norway)
“No,” directed by Pablo Larrain (Chile)
“A Royal Affair,” directed by Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark)
“Sister,” directed by Ursula Meier (Switzerland)
“War Witch,” directed by Kim Nguyen (Canada)

Amongst those films from the previous round that didn’t make the cut are Christian Petzold’s “Barbara” (Germany), Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani’s “Caesar Must Die” (Italy), Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” (Israel), Cate Shortland’s “Lore” (Australia), Atiq Rahimi’s “The Patience Stone” (Afghanistan), and Kim Ki-duk’s “Pieta” (South Korea).