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The 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist

By Matt Neglia

The shortlist has come out for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and like always (Remember last year when “Elle” did not make it?) there are certainly snubs and surprises.

Click below to see which films made it this far.
​A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
Director – Sebastián Lelio

In the Fade (Germany)
Director – Fatih Akin

On Body and Soul (Hungary)
Director – Ildikó Enyedi

Foxtrot (Israel)
Director – Samuel Maoz

The Insult (Lebanon)
Director – Ziad Doueiri

Loveless (Russia)
Director – Andrey Zvyagintsev

Félicité (Senegal)
Director – Alain Gomis

The Wound (South Africa)
Director – John Trengove

The Square (Sweden)
Director – Ruben Östlund

So what do you think? How do you feel about “First They Killed My Father,” “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” and “Thelma” all not making the shortlist? What do you think our final 5 nominees will be? Let us know in the comments below.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars & Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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