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Language Magazine’s Short Guide to the Oscars Foreign Language Nominees

The annual awards ceremony is under way this month, and the race for best foreign-language film is under way. This year’s nominations have been in the news particularly more because of the Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, who is among the thousands of people to be affected by President Trump’s ban on travelers from predominately Muslim countries. Here’s a short look at all of the nominations.

‘Tanna’, Australian-Vanuatuan

Romance. A true story of a couple in the South Pacific who decided to marry for love, rather than obey their parents’ wishes.

Showing: Here’s a list of locations to see the film.

‘Land of Mine’, Denmark

Historical Drama. This Danish-German film is inspired by real events and tells the story of German child POWs sent to clear mines in Denmark after World War II.

Showing: The film opens in theaters Feb. 10.

‘Toni Erdmann’, Germany

Comedy-Drama. A divorced hippie music teacher reconnects with his corporate-climber daughter in this comedy that encapsulates gender politics, family, and corporate life.

Showing: The film is currently in theaters. Here is a list of locations.

‘The Salesman’, Iran

Drama. From the acclaimed director of Oscar-winner “A Separation’ comes another tale of human relationships through the story of a young couple who re-tells the story of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.

Showing: Here is a list of locations.

‘A Man Called Ove’, Sweden


This heartfelt drama follows 59-year-old Ove—the grumpiest man on the block who finds unexpected friendship after leaving his long-time career as president of the condominium association.

Showing: Here is a list of locations. The film is also available to rent at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.

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