It seems that every year one of the front running contenders for the Foreign Language Oscar is left off the shortlist of nine.
This year, BPM is the one. A surprise, seeing as it has swept quite a few of the critics prizes to date.
I haven't had the chance to see any of the contenders as of yet, but the potential nominees are:
Based on reviews/word of mouth, I guess A Fantastic Woman or Foxtrot have a good chance of ultimately prevailing, but who knows what will be left off the final nominations list of five.
I am still looking forward to seeing BPM when I finally get the chance!