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2021 Oscars Best International Feature Predictions

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UPDATED: Jan. 7, 2021

One of the best worldwide function race is all the time a query mark, however you may learn the tea leaves on in lots of movies. Denmark’s “One other Spherical” appears to be the frontrunner and might be the movie with the perfect probability to interrupt out in different classes, significantly Mads Mikkelsen and its screenplay (if it catches on). Mexico’s “I’m No Longer Right here” and France’s “The Two of Us” has the products to far in addition to “A Solar” from Taiwan and “Quo Vadis, Aida?” from Bosnia and Herzegovina that might shock if it makes the shortlist. Preliminary voting begins on Feb. 1, and the required viewing checklist will probably be supplied by Friday, Jan. 8, with about 70 international locations and movies up on the platform.

(Awards Circuit Winners Chart (2020-2021)

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Mads Mikkelsen – One other Spherical
Courtesy of TIFF


  1. "One other Spherical" (Denmark)
    "Druk" - Danish (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 12 nominations, 3 wins, 57 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg
    SYNOPSIS: 4 associates, all highschool lecturers, take a look at a principle that they may enhance their lives by sustaining a continuing stage of alcohol of their blood.
    STARRING: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang

  2. "I am No Longer Right here" (Mexico)
    "Ya no estoy aquí" - Spanish (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 9 nominations, 1 win, 52 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Fernando Frias
    SYNOPSIS: In Monterrey, Mexico, a younger road gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending events. After a mix-up with an area cartel, their chief is compelled emigrate to the U.S. however rapidly longs to return dwelling.
    STARRING: Daniel Garcia, Xueming Angelina Chen, Sophia Metcalf

  3. "Two Of Us" (France)
    "Deux" - French, German (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 40 nominations, 12 wins, 66 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Filippo Meneghetti
    SYNOPSIS: Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for a lot of many years, however their bond is put to the take a look at when they're abruptly unable to maneuver freely between one another's residences.
    STARRING: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker

  4. "My Little Sister" (Switzerland)
    "Schwesterlein" - English, French, German (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 5 nominations, 2 wins, 47 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond
    SYNOPSIS: Lisa has bid goodbye to her ambitions as a playwright and the Berlin arts scene and now lives in Switzerland together with her husband, who runs a global faculty. When her twin brother falls in poor health, she returns to Berlin.
    STARRING: Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller

  5. "Night time of the Kings" (Ivory Coast)
    "La Nuit des rois" - Dyula, French (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    DIRECTOR: Philippe Lacôte
    SYNOPSIS: A younger man is distributed to "La Maca", a jail of Ivory Coast in the midst of the forest dominated by its prisoners. With the crimson moon rising, he's designated by the Boss to be the brand new "Roman" and should inform a narrative to the opposite prisoners.
    STARRING: Denis Lavant, Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu

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  1. "Pricey Comrades!" (Russia)
    "Дорогие товарищи! (Dorogie tovarishchi!)" - Russian (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 7 nominations, 1 win, 27 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Andrey Konchalovskiy
    SYNOPSIS: Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack group of investigators on the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they attempt to uncover an unlimited health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of harmless residents.
    STARRING: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev

  2. "Quo Vadis, Aida?" (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    "Quo Vadis, Aida?" - Bosnian, Dutch, English, Serbian (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win, 19 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Jasmila Žbanić
    SYNOPSIS: Aida is a translator for the UN within the small city of Srebrenica. When the Bosnian Serb military takes over the city, her household is among the many 1000's of residents on the lookout for shelter within the UN camp.
    STARRING: Jasna Djuricic, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler

  3. "A Solar" (Taiwan)
    "陽光普照 (Yángguāng Pǔzhào)" - Mandarin (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated

    DIRECTOR: Chung Mong-hong
    SYNOPSIS: A household of 4 fractures below the load of unmet expectations, surprising tragedy, and uncompromising delight.
    STARRING: Chien-Ho Wu, Yi-wen Chen, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko

  4. "Solar Kids" (Iran)
    "خورشید (Khōrshīd)" - Persian (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY:: 3 nominations, 2 wins, 25 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Majid Majidi
    SYNOPSIS: 12-year-old Ali and his three associates.Collectively they work onerous to outlive and help their households. In a flip of occasions that appears miraculous, Ali is entrusted to search out hidden treasure underground.
    STARRING: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei

  5. "Charlatan" (Czech Republic)
    "Šarlatán" - Czech (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 3 nominations, 1 win, 26 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Agnieszka Holland
    SYNOPSIS: The breathtaking story of a person gifted with distinctive skills set towards the background of the occasions of the totalitarian fifties.
    STARRING: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj

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  1. "La Llorona" (Guatemala)
    "La Llorona" - Spanish, Kaqchikel (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated, 2 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Jayro Bustamante
    SYNOPSIS: An ageing paranoid battle prison, protected by his trustworthy spouse, faces loss of life whereas being haunted by the ghosts of his previous.
    STARRING: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic

  2. "The Mole Agent" (Chile)
    "El agente topo" - Spanish (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 2 nominations, 1 win, 24 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Maite Alberdi
    SYNOPSIS: A non-public investigator in Chile hires somebody to work as a mole at a retirement dwelling the place a shopper of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.
    STARRING: Romulo Aitken, Sergio Chamy

  3. "Collective" (Romania)
    "Colectiv" - Romanian (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated, 35 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Alexander Nanau
    SYNOPSIS: Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack group of investigators on the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they attempt to uncover an unlimited health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of harmless residents.
    STARRING: Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan

  4. "The Infinite Trench" (Spain)
    "La trinchera infinita" - Spanish (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 20 nominations, 4 wins, 62 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and Jose Mari Goenaga
    SYNOPSIS: 1936. A rustic taken by the fascism. A husband marked for the killing. A spouse decided to all for saving him. An infinite incarceration in his own residence.
    STARRING: Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara

  5. "By no means Gonna Snow Once more" (Poland)
    "Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie - French, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 12 nominations, 1 win, 51 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert
    SYNOPSIS: Zhenia, a Russian-speaking Ukrainian immigrant works as a masseur in Poland and turns into a guru-like determine in a rich gated neighborhood of his shoppers.
    STARRING: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza

  6. "Apples" (Greece)
    "Μήλα (Mila)"

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 5 nominations, 39 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Christos Nikou
    SYNOPSIS: Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a restoration program designed to assist unclaimed sufferers construct new identities.
    STARRING: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou

  7. "Asia" (Israel)
    "אסיה (Asia)" - Hebrew, Russian (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY:: 10 nominations, 52 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Ruthy Pribar
    SYNOPSIS: Asia's motherhood has all the time been an ongoing wrestle fairly than an apparent intuition. Changing into a mom at a really early age has formed Asia's relationship together with her teenage daughter Vika. Regardless of dwelling collectively, Asia and Vika barely work together with each other. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse whereas Vika hangs out on the skate-park together with her associates. Their routine is shaken when Vika's well being deteriorates quickly. Asia should step in and turn out to be the mom Vika so desperately wants. Vika's sickness seems to be a possibility to disclose the good love inside this small household unit.
    STARRING: Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mula

  8. "The Man Standing Subsequent" (South Korea)
    "남산의 부장들 (Namsanui bujangdeul)" - Korean (language)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: 1 nomination, 1 win, 31 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Woo Min-ho
    SYNOPSIS: Within the Seventies Korea is below absolutely the management of the president Park who controls the KCIA the group with the sting over any department of presidency.
    STARRING: Lee Byung-Hun, Sung-min Lee, Do-won Kwak

  9. "Vitalina Varela" (Portugal)
    "Vitalina Varela" - Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated, 36 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Pedro Costa
    SYNOPSIS: A Cape Verdean girl navigates her means by means of Lisbon, following the scanty bodily traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.
    STARRING: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida

  10. "The Auschwitz Report" (Slovakia)
    "Správa" - Czech, German, Polish, Slovak (languages)

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    OSCAR HISTORY: By no means nominated, 23 submissions

    DIRECTOR: Peter Bebjak
    SYNOPSIS: Two prisoners within the Auschwitz focus camp handle to flee with a doc in regards to the camp's operation.
    STARRING: Noel Czuczor, Peter Ondrejicka, John Hannah

† = no launch date scheduled / may very well be delayed / might not be eligible
†† = may very well be campaigned in lead or supporting classes / unique or tailored screenplay classes

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