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Oscar shines from Argentina to Poland

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:11

Russian film ''Leviathan'' is the front runner in the Academy Awards best foreign language film category. Alicia Powell reports.

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The nominations for the 87th annual Oscars have been announced and Russia's "Leviathan" - which just won the Golden Globe - leads the pack of foreign language films. The film, which also won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a man's struggles against the corrupt mayor of his small hometown. Polish film "Ida," takes audiences back in time to Poland in 1962. The story follows a young orphaned woman, who is about to take her vows as a nun. Before doing so she is ordered to visit her only living relative and discovers that she is Jewish. Estonia's "Tangerines" chronicles the story of Ivo who has refused to leave his war ridden home and takes in two injured fighters. Mauritania's "Timbuktu" takes a look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels. And Argentina's "Wild Tales" is an anthology film, comprised of six standalone stories united by a common theme of violence and vengeance. The winner will be announced at the Oscar ceremony on February 22.

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Oscar shines from Argentina to Poland

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:11