Wednesday, March 6, 2019

AFT Awards: Best Foreign Film

This is the nineteenth category of the 12th 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:
Working Woman (Israel), The Cousin (Israel), Slut in a Good Way (France), The Cakemaker (Israel), Shoplifters (Japan)

The winner:
Roma (Mexico) turned what could have been a bland, uninviting narrative into an imperative immersion in its characters’ lives.

Other nominees:
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Burning (South Korea)
Beauty and the Dogs (Tunisia)
Shelter (Israel)

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