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  • Two Holocaust movies among top Oscar contenders

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 18, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    Two movies on the Holocaust and its aftermath have made the cut to compete for best foreign-language film among entries from 80 countries vying for Oscar honors, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Dec. 17.

    Both entries, “Son of Saul” and “Labyrinth of...

  • Jewish themes resonate in foreign-language-film Oscar race

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 3, 2015 | 10:44 am

    The annual Academy Award competition for best foreign-language (non-English) film has been described as the World Cup or Olympics of international cinema, and this year, each of 81 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Vietnam, has entered its best movie.

    Despite the usual...

  • Israel bypassed in Oscars race

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is out, but a Polish Holocaust-related film is in, as movies from nine countries advanced on Nov. 19 in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film.

    “Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” Israel’s entry, did not make the cut. The film depicts the five-year legal struggle...

  • ‘Fill the Void’ not on Oscar foreign language film shortlist

    By Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Israel’s Oscar-nomination run hit another bump Friday , when “Fill the Void,” the country’s entry, failed to make the list of nine semi-finalists among foreign-language films.

    This year’s entries from 71 countries showed a renewed interest in Holocaust and World War II themes....

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