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Encyclopedia > Submissions for the 78th Academy Award for Best Foreign Film

The following 63 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 78th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (release at the country of origin October 2004 - September 2005, ceremony March 2006). The bolded titles were the five nominated films. The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best non-English film released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ...


Costa Rica, Iraq and Fiji submitted films for the first time.

In addition to the above, Greece selected Brides, Uruguay selected Alma Mater, and Venezuela selected 1888: The Extraordinary Voyage of the Santa Isabel. The Greek film was ruled ineligible for being in English, and the other two did not make the preliminary deadline. However, all three films were chosen by their respective national film boards, and should be considered as their countries' national Foreign Film submissions. El Aura (international, English title: The Aura) is a 2005 Argentine film, it is the second feature from the maker of Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinsky, starring Ricardo Darín. ... Fabián Bielinsky is an Argentinian film director. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Caché (marketed as Hidden in English) is a 2005 French-language film, written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke. ... Michael Haneke A feature film is twenty-four lies per second. ... Humayun Ahmed (Bangla:হুমায়ুন আহমেদ) is one of the most popular novelists and dramatists in Bangladesh. ... LEnfant (The Child) is a 2005 film directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. ... Jean-Pierre Dardenne (born April 21, 1951 in Engis, Liège, Belgium) is a filmmaker. ... Luc Dardenne is a belgian filmmaker. ... Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco Capital Sarajevo Largest city Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Prime Minister Federal republic Ivo Miro Jović1 (Croat) Borislav Paravac (Serb) Sulejman Tihić (Bosniak) Adnan Terzic Independence From Yugoslavia: 5 April 1992 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   51,129 km² (124th) Negligible Population  â€¢ July 2005... C.R.A.Z.Y. is a 2005 French language film made in Quebec. ... The Promise may refer to: in Music The Promise, a 1985 song from So Red The Rose, an album by Duran Duran side project Arcadia. ... Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chen Kai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a famous Chinese film director. ... Something like happiness (cze: Å tÄ›stí) is a Czech movie of director Bohdan Sláma. ... Bohdan Sláma is a Czech movie director. ... Äideistä Parhain (English title Mother of Mine) is a Finnish film released in 2005. ... Merry Christmas (French title: Joyeux Noël) is a 2005 film about the Christmas truce of December 1914 by French, British and German soldiers of World War I, written and directed by Christian Carion. ... Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl - The Final Days) is a 2005 German film from director Marc Rothemund. ... Perhaps Love (Chinese: 如果·愛; Pinyin: ) is a 2005 film directed by Peter Chan, written by Oi Wah Lam and Raymond To, and choreographed by Farah Khan. ... Fateless (Sorstalanság in Hungarian) is a movie by Lajos Koltai, released in 2005. ... Lajos Koltai, ASC, HSC, (born April 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian cinematographer and film director best known for his work with legendary Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, and Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. ... Paheli (translates as Riddle) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on June 24, 2005, directed by Amol Palekar and produced by Gauri Khan, Sanjiv Chawla and Shahrukh Khan, who also plays the male lead. ... Amol Palekar (born [[24 November 1944] in a Maharshtrian Saraswat Brahmin family is a well known actor of the 70s and later director of notable Indian movies. ... Gie is a 2005 biographical film directed by Riri Riza. ... The Beast in the Heart, a. ... Private is a 2004 film directed by Saverio Costanzo. ... Blood And Bones is a Japanese film, directed by Yoichi Sai and starring Takeshi Kitano. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 or ì¡°ì„ , see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... Welcome to Dongmakgol (웰컴투 동막골) is a 2005 South Korean film about the Korean War. ... Byambasuren Davaa (1971 in Ulaanbaatar - ) is a Mongolian film maker currently residing in Germany. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... It has been suggested that Palestinian government of March 2006 be merged into this article or section. ... Paradise Now is a controversial but widely acclaimed 2005 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. ... João Canijo is a Portuguese film director born in 1957. ... The Death of Mr. ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... Be with Me is a 2005 film directed by Eric Khoo. ... Eric Khoo // Eric Khoo Eric Khoo was born in 1965 in Singapore and was introduced to the world of cinema at a very early age. ... Tsotsi is a 2005 Academy Award-winning film directed by Gavin Hood and set in South Africa. ... The Squaresoft video game Final Fantasy VI contains a number of nations, castles, towns, and villages; some integral to the plot, others less so. ... Josef Fares (born September 19, 1977 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Swedish-Lebanese film director. ... The Wayward Cloud (天边一朵云; Tian bian yi duo yun) is a 2005 film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. ... Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮, pinyin: Cài Míngliàng) (born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia) is one of the most celebrated Second New Wave film directors of Taiwanese Cinema, along with such contemporaries as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. ... Mohsen Makhmalbaf Mohsen Makhmalbaf (in Persian:محسن مخملباف; born May 29, 1957) is a film director and writer from Iran (Persia), whose films during the last ten years were presented in international film festivals more than 1,000 times. ... The Tin Mine (Thai title: Mahalai muang rae) is a 2005 film directed by Jira Maligool. ... Jira Maligool (Thai จิระ มะลิกุล, born 1961) is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. ...


Nepal elected to send Basain, but due to its release date, it was submitted the following year instead.


The Philippines failed to send a film for the first time in ten years; their Film Academy claimed they thought they hadn't been invited after the official invitation failed to reach their new address. Among the other countries which were officially invited to submit a film, but did not, were Afghanistan, Algeria, Australia, Ecuador, Egypt, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Ukraine and the UK.


 
 

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