63 countries have submitted films for consideration in the foreign language film category of the Academy Awards, it was announced today by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.

The number represents a record for the category and includes first time entrants Azerbaijan and Ireland.


Argentina XXY Lucia Puenzo, director

Australia The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres

Austria The Counterfeiters Stefan Ruzowitzky

Azerbaijan Caucasia Farid Gumbatov

Bangladesh On the Wings of Dreams Golam Rabbany Biplob

Belgium Ben X Nic Balthazar

Bosnia and Herzegovina It's Hard to Be Nice Srdan Vuletic

Brazil The Year My Parents Went on Vacation Cao Hamburger

Bulgaria Warden of the Dead Ilian Simeonov

Canada Days of Darkness Denys Arcand

Chile Padre Nuestro Rodrigo Sepulveda

China The Knot Yin Li

Colombia Satanas Andi Baiz

Croatia Armin Ognjen Svilicic

Cuba The Silly Age Pavel Giroud

Czech Republic I Served the King of England Jiri Menzel

Denmark The Art of Crying Peter Schonau Fog

Egypt In the Heliopolis Flat Mohamed Khan

Estonia The Class Ilmar Raag

Finland A Man's Job Aleksi Salmenpera

France Persepolis Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Georgia The Russian Triangle Aleko Tsabadze

Germany The Edge of Heaven Fatih Akin

Greece Eduart Angeliki Antoniou

Hong Kong Exiled Johnnie To

Hungary Taxidermia Gyorgy Palfi

Iceland Jar City Baltasar Kormakur

India Eklavya - The Royal Guard Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Indonesia Denias, Singing on the Cloud John De Rantau

Iran M for Mother Rasoul Mollagholipour

Iraq Jani Gal Jamil Rostami

Ireland Kings Tom Collins

Israel Beaufort Joseph Cedar

Italy The Unknown Giuseppe Tornatore

Japan I Just Didn't Do It Masayuki Suo

Kazakhstan Mongol Sergei Bodrov

Korea Secret Sunshine Chang-dong Lee

Lebanon Caramel Nadine Labaki

Luxembourg Little Secrets Pol Cruchten

Macedonia Shadows Milcho Manchevski

Mexico Silent Light Carlos Reygadas

The Netherlands Duska Jos Stelling

Norway Gone with the Woman Petter Naess

Peru Crossing a Shadow Augusto Tamayo

Philippines Donsol Adolfo Alix, Jr

Poland Katyn Andrzej Wajda

Portugal Belle Toujours Manoel de Oliveira

Puerto Rico Lovesickness Carlitos Ruiz & Mariem Perez

Romania 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days Cristian Mungiu

Russia 12 Nikita Mikhalkov

Serbia The Trap Srdan Golubovic

Singapore 881 Royston Tan

Slovakia Return of the Storks Martin Repka

Slovenia Short Circuits Janez Lapajne

Spain The Orphanage J.A. Bayona

Sweden You, the Living Roy Andersson

Switzerland Late Bloomers Bettina Oberli

Taiwan Island Etude Chen Huai-En

Thailand King of Fire Chatrichalerm Yukol

Turkey A Man's Fear of God Ozer Kiziltan

Uruguay The Pope's Toilet Enrique Fernandez & Cesar Charlone

Venezuela Postcards from Leningrad Mariana Rondon

Vietnam The White Silk Dress Luu Huynh