Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures revealed that the controversial Israeli film, Foxtrot, is among its candidates for the best foreign movie.

Foxtrot director, actors

Foxtrot director, actors Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Yesterday (Thursday), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the potential Oscar winners for the Foreign Language Film category.

The controversial Israeli film, Foxtrot, was included in the list along with eight other foreign films. The shortlist was chosen out of 92 candidates. 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.

Earlier this year, Foxtrot won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. At the beginning of the week, Maoz was disappointed to learn that his movie will not be running for the Golden Globe Award.