Out of the 65 movie entries from around the world, the jurors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has already chosen nine finalists. And sadly, Judy Ann Santos’s Ploning wasn’t one of the chosen titles.
It can be recalled that Judy Ann exerted so much effort in raising funds that she can use for Ploning’s campaign to the Oscars. Sadly, it wasn’t able to get in.
The nine titles vying for the final five slots who will compete for the Best Foreign Film category are:
Revanche - directed by Gotz Spielmann (Austria)
The Necessities of Life - directed by Benoit Pilon (Canada)
The Class - directed by Laurent Cantet (France)
The Baader Meinhof Complex - directed by Uli Edel (Germany)
Waltz With Bashir - directed by Ari Folman (Israel)
Departures - directed by Yojiro Takita (Japan)
Tear This Heart Out - directed by Roberto Sneider (Mexico)
Everlasting Moments - directed by Jan Troell (Sweden)
3 Monkeys - directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)