The second Lion Award goes to Best Foreign Language Film. Here are your Top 5…
5. Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster, Hong Kong) – 27 points
4. Le passé (The Past, Iran) – 29 points
3. La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty, Italy) – 38 points
2. La vie d’Adèle – Chapitres 1 et 2 (Blue Is the Warmest Color, France) – 91 points
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.
2009: The White Ribbon (Germany)
2010: I Am Love (Italy)
2011: A Separation (Iran)
2012: Amour (Austria)