2012 Academy Awards

2012 Academy Awards – Foreign Language Films

I saw 50 of the 63 films entered in the Best Foreign Language Film category and I am happy to report that this was an exceptionally good year. If there was no single masterpiece that stood out, there were a couple dozen good films that I would recommend for film fans of various tastes. My two favorite entries did not make it to the list of nominees, but I’m not upset because the five that did qualify are all worthy choices. Here are my comments on the five nominees.

There were so many good unnominated films this year, that I hesitant to mention just a few of them. Still, here are four of my favorites.

I can’t leave the subject of this year’s foreign language entries without mentioning two of the higher-profile non-nominees, Miss Bala from Mexico and Pina from Germany.