Saturday, May 15, 2010

Upsets in glory

For the past few years there have been some huge upsets in the foreign film category. Last year it was Argentina's excellent entry, The Secret in Their Eyes over Germany's favoured White Ribbon. This category shines light on what would normally be over looked brilliant films such as Rabbit Proof Fence, Cinema Paradiso, Departures... the list goes on and on. Legendary actress Meryl Streep may be one of the most acclaimed "loser", having garnered the most nominations. Yet could anyone argue that being a runner up dims any of her performances? Not a chance.

Upsets may happen but some of the best films are those that are passed over.

Here are a few:
Waltz with Bashir, Water, Raise the Red Lantern, I'm Not Scared, Hero, The Class, Children of Heaven.