THE 7TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Foreign Film

by Shane Slater · February 22, 2014 · Featured, LIONs for LAMB · 6 Comments

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

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5. Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster, Hong Kong) – 27 points

 

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4. Le passé (The Past, Iran) – 29 points

 

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3. La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty, Italy) – 38 points

 

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2. La vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2 (Blue Is the Warmest Color, France) – 91 points

 

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1. Jagten (The Hunt, Denmark) – 120 points

As you can see, two films were way ahead of the pack. In the end, it was Denmark’s The Hunt that was voted as the #1 Foreign Language Film of the year. After last year’s Francophilia, it’s nice to see the diversity of the Top 5 films this year.

Only two of the Oscar nominees made the cut, with The Broken Circle Breakdown coming agonizingly close with 26 points. As for Omar and The Missing Picture, they likely suffered from a very limited release so they were very much out of the running.

Previous Winners

2009: The White Ribbon (Germany)

2010: I Am Love (Italy)

2011: A Separation (Iran)

2012: Amour (Austria)

6 Responses to THE 7TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Foreign Film

  1. Paul Devine says:

    looking forward to the day grandmasters is released in UK, watching the past at glasgow film festival this weekbefore its march release

  2. Andrew says:

    Am I the only person who put Lawrence Anyways at #1?

    🙁

  3. Would have voted for The Hunt but it was 2012 for me

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