Foreign Oscar Submissions 2020by dzong | created - 6 months ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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1. Open Door (2019)
78 min | Drama
A married Albanian mother and her pregnant sister try to find a man to play the part of the sister's husband before they meet up with their strict, traditional father.
2. Héliopolis (2020)
116 min | History, Drama
In the city of Guelma, which was once called Heliopolis in ancient times, the daily life of an Algerian family takes its usual course. But on May 8, 1945, the day the end of World War II ... See full summary »
3. The Sleepwalkers (2019)
107 min | Drama
Tracking the tandem voyages of a mother and daughter into fraught emotional terrain, Argentinian director Paula Hernández examines the ways desire and expectation clash when familial pressures push women to their limits.
4. Songs of Solomon (2020)
R | 103 min | Drama
From the two time academy award winning producer and writer of "Green Book" and Inspired by true events, comes a film about a childhood friendship torn apart by a horrible empire set out to... See full summary »
5. What We Wanted (2020)
TV-MA | 93 min | Drama
A couple facing fertility issues finds their marriage tested on a vacation to a Sardinian resort - and the family next door only adds to the tension.
6. Sincerely Yours, Dhaka (2018)
134 min | Drama
Eleven emerging Bangladeshi filmmakers present a collection of gritty shorts centered on the capital city and the people living in its margins.
Directors: Tanvir Ahsan, Saleh Sobhan Auneem, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Nuhash Humayun, Mahmudul Islam, Golam Kibria, Abdullah Al Noor, Rahat Rahman, Robiul Alam Robi, Syed Ahmed Shawki | Stars: Mostafizur Noor Imran, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Johan, Shamsi Sayeka
8. Working Girls (2020)
91 min | Drama
Everyday, three sex workers cross the border from France into Belgium to practice their trade. At the end of one particularly hot summer, all three share a secret that will bind them together forever.
10. Chaco (2020)
80 min | Drama, War
In 1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. Liborio and Ticona and other Bolivian indigenous soldiers are lost in the hell of the Chaco, under the commandment of German Captain Kundt. They're... See full summary »
11. Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)
101 min | Drama, History, War
Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.
12. Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2019)
75 min | Documentary, Biography
"I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it." So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She... See full summary »
13. The Father (2019)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, Vasil seeks out the help of a ... See full summary »
15. The Fisherman's Diary (2020)
TV-MA | 143 min | Drama
Ekah is determined to go to school in a village of fishermen where a girl child's education is considered a taboo. Her drive to break this old adage gets her embroiled with her father, Solomon's past.
16. 14 Days, 12 Nights (2019)
99 min | Drama
Isabelle and her partner adopted Clara in Vietnam, who died several years after. In order to heal her wounds, Isabelle flies to Hanoi to discover the culture of Clara and meet her biological mother, who will later become her friend.
17. The Mole Agent (2020)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.
18. Leap (2020)
135 min | Drama, Sport
After 12 years, the Chinese women's volleyball team again reached the Olympic final. The ups and downs of the Chinese women's volleyball team for more than three decades have slowly spread away.
Votes: 829 | Gross: $0.08M
19. Forgotten We'll Be (2020)
136 min | Drama, History
The story about a Colombian writer's father. His father was an University md professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. Writer exposes his feelings related to his ... See full summary »
20. Land of Ashes (2019)
82 min | Drama
Selva (13) lives in a coastal town in the Caribbean. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, she is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn't want to live. ... See full summary »
21. Night of the Kings (2020)
R | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.
22. Extracurricular (2019)
101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
The recently divorced father of a nine-year-old, furious his daughter can't spend her birthday with him, bursts into her classroom with a birthday cake and a rifle. A hostage crisis ensues,... See full summary »
27. Emptiness (2019)
94 min | Drama, Thriller
LEI and WONG clandestinely arrive to Ecuador, on their way to the port city of Guayaquil. From here LEI plans to continue her journey to New York, but CHANG, a bipolar mobster will decide ... See full summary »
28. When We're Born (2019)
110 min | Drama, Musical
When we are born, we each have a life path, which is then influenced by how we are raised and the beliefs ingrained in us. The film interweaves the hopes and dreams of three characters at ... See full summary »
29. The Last Ones (2020)
117 min | Drama
A struggling mine owner supplies his workers with drugs so they'll forget a tough existence. Nearby a small community of reindeer breeders also struggles.This critique of capitalism unfolds against a Western like Lapland landscape.
31. Two of Us (2019)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.
32. Beginning (I) (2020)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah's Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, ... See full summary »
34. Apples (II) (2020)
91 min | Comedy, Drama
Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities.
35. La Llorona (2019)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.
36. Days of Light (2019)
88 min | Drama, Thriller
A solar storm hits Central America. Its inhabitants must face life disconnected from technology. Fear, friendship and love emerge as they come together with others, while the skies are lit by lights never seen before.
Directors: Gloria Carrión Fonseca, Julio López Fernández, Enrique Medrano, Mauro Borges Mora, Enrique Pérez Him, Sergio Ramírez | Stars: Agustín Acevedo, Adela Aguero, Mauricio Aguilar, Alondra Altamirano
37. Better Days (2019)
135 min | Crime, Drama, Family
A bullied teenage girl forms an unlikely friendship with a mysterious young man who protects her from her assailants, all while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations.
95 min | Drama, Romance
Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims they have never met before.
39. Agnes Joy (2019)
92 min | Drama
Rannveig is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her mundane suburban life. She's stuck with a job she hates and a marriage that is slowly dying. On top of that, she's constantly fighting... See full summary »
41. Impetigore (2019)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.
42. Sun Children (2020)
99 min | Drama
12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.
43. Monster (2019)
86 min | Drama
Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the ... See full summary »
44. Asia (2020)
85 min | Drama
Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. ... See full summary »
46. 200 Meters (2020)
96 min | Adventure, Drama