Monday, January 14, 2008

Final Predictions

The 9-film Shortlist should be announced in a few hours, so here are my final predictions:

1. Austria, "The Counterfeiters"
2. Italy, "La Sconosciuta"
3. Czech Republic, "I Served the King of England"
4. Brazil, "The Day My Parents Went on Vacation"
5. Romania, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
6. Russia, "12"
7. France, "Persepolis"
8. Denmark, "The Art of Crying"
9. Australia, "Home Song Stories"

And rounding out the Top 20:
10. Serbia, "The Trap"
11. Switzerland, "Late Bloomers"
12. Estonia, "The Class"
13. Germany, "Edge of Heaven"
14. Japan, "I Just Didn't Do It"
15. Cuba, "The Silly Age"
16. South Korea, "Secret Sunshine"
17. Lebanon, "Caramel"
18. Poland, "Katyn"
19. Spain, "The Orphanage"
20. Vietnam, "The White Silk Dress"

Dark, dark horses:
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Norway, Uruguay

Everyone else can (sadly) forget about it.

We'll see how I do tomorrow. I hope I am wrong about the Asian films....I really hope some of them make it!!


CLNY said...

I'm still in shocked, can't believe the shortlist!! Great blog and congrats you got four out of nine!

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