Incendies premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to extremely positive reviews, but with such a limited audience, it hasn’t had a chance for much buzz to spread. Of course, its recent nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars should change all that.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Maelstrom), this Canadian film tells the story of two twins who, upon hearing their mother’s last wishes, journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s acclaimed play ‘Scorched’, the movie is described as a “powerful and moving tale of two young adults’ voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love”. It was also featured on Peter’s list of Best Movies of 2010 That You Probably Haven’t Heard Of. Watch the trailer after the break. Read More »

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As the year comes to an end, anybody and everybody are posting their best of the year lists. Most of these lists contain variations of the same 15 or 20 films. To break the mold, some are even posting lists of the best films of the year that you probably haven’t seen. I find that even these lists are filled with the same movies. And if you’re a film geek reading a site like /Film, chances are you know about most of the movies on these lists.

I wanted to do something different and compile a list of the best films of the year that you’ve never heard of. The selections should be movies that (for the most part) none of your family or friends have heard of, and you might even have to do some extra legwork to get your hands on.

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Nine Films Make Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist

Next week, five films will be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Today though, from the list of 65 films that were originally announced as eligible, the Academy has released a shortlist of nine films that remain contenders, four of which will soon get the short end of the stick. What films made the list? One of them is pictured above, read the full list after the jump. Read More »

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