Monday, January 18, 2010

AFT Awards: Best Foreign Film

This is the eighteenth category of the 3rd Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in alphabetical order. Click here to see previous years of this category. For this category, I consider eligible only films that were released in their native countries within the past year. Therefore, films like “The Band’s Visit” and “The Counterfeiters,” had I seen them earlier, would have been eligible last year.

The winner:
Broken Embraces (Spain) was one of Pedro Almodovar’s strongest films, probing the world of Spanish cinema and capturing the heart of a writer and his muse.

Other nominees:
The White Ribbon (Germany)
A Prophet (France)
Police, Adjective (Romania)
Wild Grass (France)

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