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‘Toni Erdmann,’ ‘Neruda’ Among Foreign Language Contenders at Palm Springs Film Festival

43 out of 85 Oscar shortlist films for Foreign Language will screen in Awards Buzz category

Pablo Larraín’s “Neruda” and Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann” are among the high-profile foreign language films that will compete for the FIPRESCI Award at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival, the festival announced Tuesday.

In the Awards Buzz category, the annual fest will screen 43 of the 85 official submissions for this year’s Foreign Language Oscar, including Croatia’s “On The Other Side” and Iceland’s “Sparrows.”

The PSIFF Awards Buzz section is selected by its own programmers, and voted on by a jury of international film critics who will hand out Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress prizes.

Read the full list of films included:

The Distinguished Citizen (Argentina), Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (Austria), Director: Maria Schrader

The Ardennes (Belgium), Director: Robin Pront

Sealed Cargo (Bolivia), Director: Julia Vargas Weise

Death in Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Director: Danis Tanović

It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), Director: Xavier Dolan

Neruda (Chile), Director: Pablo Larraín

On the Other Side (Croatia), Director: Zrinko Ogresta

Land of Mine (Denmark), Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Clash (Egypt), Director: Mohamed Diab

Mother (Estonia), Director: Kardi Kousaar

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Finland), Director: Juho Kuosmanen

Elle (France), Director: Paul Verhoeven

Toni Erdmann (Germany), Director: Maren Ade

Kills on Wheels (Hungary), Director: Attila Till

Sparrows (Iceland), Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Interrogation (India), Director: Vetri Maaran

The Salesman (Iran), Director: Asghar Farhadi

El clásico (Iraq), Director: Halkawt Mustafa

Sand Storm (Israel), Director: Elite Zexer

Fire at Sea (Italy), Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son (Japan), Director: Yoji Yamada

Very Big Shot (Lebanon), Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya

The Liberation of Skopje (Macedonia), Directors: Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija

The Black Hen (Nepal), Director: Min Bahadur Bham

Tonio (Netherlands), Director: Paula van der Oest

A Flickering Truth (New Zealand), Director: Pietra Brettkelly

The King’s Choice (Norway), Director: Erik Poppe

The Idol (Palestine), Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Ma’ Rosa (Philippines), Director: Brillante Mendoza

Afterimage (Poland), Director: Andrzej Wajda

Sieranevada (Romania), Director: Cristi Puiu

Paradise (Russia), Director: Andrei Konchalovsky

Barakah Meets Barakah (Saudi Arabia), Director: Mahmoud Sabbagh

Train Driver’s Diary (Serbia), Director: Miloš Radović

Apprentice (Singapore), Director: Boo Junfeng

Houston, We Have a Problem! (Slovenia), Director: Ziga Virc

Call Me Thief (South Africa), Director: Daryne Joshua

The Age of Shadows (South Korea). Director: Kim Jee-woon

Julieta (Spain). Director: Pedro Almodóvar

A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Director: Hannes Holm

My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), Director: Claude Barras

Under the Shadow (UK), Director: Babak Anvari