THE 6TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Foreign Film

by Shane Slater · February 16, 2013 · Featured, LIONs for LAMB · 5 Comments

The second Lion Award goes to Best Foreign Language film. Here are your Top 5…

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5. Oslo, 31. august (Oslo, August 31st, Norway) - 45 points

 

 

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4. De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone, France) - 50 points

 

 

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3. Intouchables (The Intouchables, France) - 55 points

 

 

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2. Holy Motors (France) – 90 points

 

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1. Amour (Austria) – 141 points

 

Il Leone d’Oro (well, our version of it) goes to Amour! It becomes the 2nd Michael Haneke film (after The White Ribbon in 2009) to win in this category! This is a very Eurocentric lineup this year. Even more specifically, it’s heavy on the French-language films as Oslo August 31st is the only non-French film in the top 5. This is probably the situation that the Academy tries to avoid with their “one film per country” rule, which has its benefits and flaws. Now, I’m sure many of you are wondering “Where is The Raid: Redemption?” Well, it just barely missed the cut, coming in at #6 with 43 points.

Previous Winners

2009: The White Ribbon (Germany)

2010: I Am Love (Italy)

2011: A Separation (Iran)

5 Responses to THE 6TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Foreign Film

  1. Paul Devine says:

    headhunters? great little film

  2. Amour had to win this category but it was a strong year with the likes of Headhunters, A Royal Affair and The Raid not even making the top 5. Holy Motors well and truly deserves its 2nd place too.

  3. Film Intel says:

    Ah, delighted to see Holy Motors that high! Cracking stuff LAMB!

  4. Ben H says:

    Yes yes yes, also really happy to see Holy Motors place, let alone come second!

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