by Wilfred Okiche
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of movies shortlisted for the best foreign language film for the 2012 Oscars. From a long list of 63, nine movies were picked and the list will be further reduced to five nominees.
The final five will be announced 24, January 2012, same day as the complete nominees list in all other categories.
The movies are:
A Separation- Iran
Monsieur Lazhar- Canada
Pina – Germany
Omar killed me- Morocco
In Darkness- Poland
Warriors of the rainbow- Taiwan.
With a recent win at the Golden Globes and ecstatic reviews from critics, Iran’s ‘A Separation’, a drama about the end of a marriage has assumed frontrunner status and is highly favoured to pick up the award come February.