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Oscars - Best International Feature Film

Acute beauty and deep meaning are often wrung from films not in the English language, where cultural norms and perceptions can be at odds with ours.

The collection, drawn from Europe and beyond, covers themes – the search for self, for truth and for love – that cross borders and unite us all.

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WINNERS

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AmarcordAmarcord

Drama1972123 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini's Oscar®-winning reminiscence of his Rimini childhood during the fascist years.

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The Great BeautyThe Great Beauty

Drama2013141 minsDirector: Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.

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A Fantastic WomanA Fantastic Woman

Drama2017104 minsDirector: Sebastián Lelio

This invigorating and inspiring Chilean drama from Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) follows a trans woman’s quest for a little respect. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.

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IdaIda

Drama201482 minsDirector: Pawel Pawlikowski

The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.

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Son of SaulSon of Saul

Drama2015107 minsDirector: László Nemes

A devastating portrait of life in a concentration camp from the perspective of a Sonderkommando; winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix.

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The Lives of OthersThe Lives of Others

Drama2006138 minsDirector: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards is a rich and intriguing political mystery.

NOMINEES

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CollectiveCollective

Documentary2019109 minsDirector: Alexander Nanau

When burn patients begin dying from non-life-threatening injuries a group of investigative journalists uncover a vast healthcare scandal, in this gripping Romanian documentary.

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ShopliftersShoplifters

Drama2018121 mins

Hirokazu Koreeda's modern masterpiece is dark yet touching account of an unorthodox family that relies on shoplifting to make ends meet.

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Never Look AwayNever Look Away

Drama2018189 minsDirector: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) presents this epic, intergenerational tale of love, art and politics, loosely based on the life of world-renowned painter Gerhard Richter.

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Toni ErdmannToni Erdmann

Comedy2016162 minsDirector: Maren Ade

A lonely prankster upends the life of his high-powered daughter in a riotous comedy, deep and sharp.

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A WarA War

War2015115 minsDirector: Tobias Lindholm

A Danish soldier has to defend himself against accusations of war crimes, in the Oscar-nominated drama from the makers of A Hijacking.

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LovelessLoveless

Drama2017127 minsDirector: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena, Leviathan) delivers a masterpiece in this caustic look at contemporary Russian society, a failed marriage and the disappearance of a child. A major prize winner at both Cannes and BFI London Film Festival.

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TheebTheeb

Drama2013100 minsDirector: Naji Abu Nowar

In 1916, a British soldier and two Bedouin boys embark on a treacherous journey across the desert, in this stunningly shot Arabian western.

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Solomon and GaenorSolomon and Gaenor

Romance1998104 minsDirector: Paul Morrison

The moving and passionate story of illicit love between a Welsh girl and a Jewish boy, set against a backdrop of industrial unrest in the Welsh Valleys of 1911.