A Fantastic Woman

The 92 films submitted to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars have now been whittled down to just nine. The films will now screen to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in early January who will then put five films forward for official nominations in the category, which will be announced on 23rd January, 2018.

The nine shortlisted are:

Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director;

Germany, In the Fade, Fatih Akin, director

Hungary, On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director

Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director

Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director

Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director

Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director

South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director

Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director

The Square took the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme d’Or, while On Body and Soul was the big winner at February’s Berlin Film Festival.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.