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"Mustang," "Son of Saul," "The Brand New Testament" 9 foreign films shortlisted for 2016 Oscar race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today have shortlisted 9 films in the Foreign Film category to advance in the 88th Academy Awards race.

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Nine films have been chosen out of 80 films originally submitted in the foreign film category for the 2016 Oscars race.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science have announced that 9 films will advance in the voting process.

9 films shortlisted for foreign film category for the 2016 Oscars race. play

9 films shortlisted for foreign film category for the 2016 Oscars race.



From "Mustang," "Son of Saul" check out the 9 films;

1.Belgium, The Brand New Testament directed by Jaco Van Dormael

2. Colombia, Embrace of the Serpent directed by Ciro Guerra

3. Denmark, A War directed by Tobias Lindholm

4. Finland, The Fencer directed by Klaus Härö


5. France, Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

6. Germany, Labyrinth of Lies directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

7. Hungary, Son of Saul directed by László Nemes

8. Ireland, Viva directed by Paddy Breathnach

9. Jordan, Theeb directed by Naji Abu Nowar

play A scene from "Son of Soul" (Coming Soon)


The academy will select five nominees from the above listed films.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars which will be hosted by Chris Rock, will hold on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood.

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