Nine movies have been put forward for the next stage of the contest for best foreign-language film at the Oscars.
They include the Golden Globe-nominated Toni Erdmann from Germany and The Salesman from Iran.
But there is no place for French thriller Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, who has herself been tipped for a best actress Oscar nomination.
The nine films will be whittled down to five when the Academy Award nominations are announced on 24 January. Read More via BBC.