Nine foreign language feature films have been selected to advance to the next round in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category.
Four of the nine films premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival: the winner of the Golden Bear, On Body and Soul by Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary); the Competition entries Félicité by Alain Gomis (Senegal), which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, and A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio (Chile), which took home the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay; as well as the opening film of the Panorama, The Wound by John Trengove (South Africa).
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director;
Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director;
Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director;
Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director;
Lebanon, “The Insult,” Ziad Doueiri, director;
Russia, “Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;
Senegal, “Félicité,” Alain Gomis, director;
South Africa, “The Wound,” John Trengove, director;
Sweden, “The Square,” Ruben Östlund, director.