Tuesday, March 20, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Foreign Film

This is the nineteenth category of the 11th 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 the order I’ve ranked them. 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.

Honorable mentions:
Glory (Bulgaria), In the Fade (Germany), The Passion of Augustine (Canada)

The winner:
The Wedding Plan (Israel) was a marvelous wedding-centered follow-up to “Fill the Void” for director Rama Burshtein that took a deeply comedic look at one woman’s unconventional search for happiness.

Other nominees:
The Women’s Balcony (Israel)
In Between (Israel)
Free and Easy (China)
Axolotl Overkill (Germany)

Oscar nominees like “The Insult” and “A Fantastic Woman” will be nominated next year in major categories since they were not released in 2018 in the United States.

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