2009 Academy Awards

2009 Academy Awards – Foreign Language Films

This year 67 countries entered films in the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. I managed to see 50 of the entries, including all five of the final nominees. The five finalists are a strong group, but two of them stand out as the favorites. Here are brief descriptions of the nominees, followed by mention of some noteworthy non-nominees. I have also included trailers for all of the films, but be warned that three of them do not have subtitles in English.