Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Globe Nominees: Best Foreign Film

My predictions: 1/5, picking only “Ida”
Who’s missing? Mommy, Saint Laurent, Two Days One Night

Here it is, my worst category of the day. I picked what everyone else knew would be here, Ida (Poland), the only one of these that I’ve seen. Interestingly and unusually, all five of these films are eligible for the Oscar, though I think that “Mommy” and “Two Days, One Night” will give them a run for their money. Force Majeure (Sweden) is currently playing in NYC theatres, and Leviathan (Russia) will be released at the end of December. I’m surprised about Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel) since Israeli films tend to be more popular with Oscar voters than here, but great for director-star Ronit Elkabetz (looking forward to the film!). Rounding out the list is Tangerines (Estonia). More on all these once I’ve had a chance to see them!

Who will win? My guess is Ida.

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