Every year the Academy invites countries to submit their best film for the Oscar of Best Foreign Language Film.
Each film must have been released in theaters, produced outside the United States, and contain primarily non-English dialogue.
In 2012, sixty three countries submitted a film and nine were shortlisted as contenders. On January 24, the five Oscar nominees were announced.
Oscar Nominated Films
Belgium – “Bullhead”
Canada – “Monsieur Lazhar”
Iran – “A Separation”
Israel – “Footnote”
Poland – “In Darkness”
Denmark – “SuperClasico”
Germany – “Pina”
Morocco – “Omar Killed Me”
Taiwan – “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale”
While it may be difficult to see these in theaters try to find them as they are among the highest rated movies of the year.