For this week’s World in Words podcast we are going to the movies.
It’s Oscar time and we called on Matt Holzman host of KCRW’s film series, Matt’s Movies to bring us five foreign language films that didn’t make the final five Oscar nominees:
“Les Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors, France
“Polisse,” Maiwenn, director, France
“Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director, Romania
“Barbara,” Christian Petzold, director, Germany (Also a favorite pick from The World in Words editor Patrick Cox.)
“This Is Not a Film,” directors Jafar Ranahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Iran
Word of warning, says Holzman, the foreign language category can be somewhat bleak.
Here’s the trailer for Polisse, Holzman’s foreign language pick — that won’t win, but he wishes that it could — film of the year.