Every year since its creation in 1956, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) invites the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The award is presented annually by the Academy to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue and that was released theatrically in their respective countries between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Here are the Asian Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. There are some excellent movies in this bunch and we have seen and reviewed already some of them.

AFGHANISTAN
“Hava, Maryam, Ayesha” by Sahraa Karimi

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha

ARMENIA
“Lengthy Night” by Edgar Baghdasaryan

Lenghty Night

 BANGLADESH
“Alpha” by Nasiruddin Yousuff

Alpha

 CAMBODIA
In The Life of Music” by Caylee So and Sok Visal

In The Life of Music

CHINA
“Ne Zha” by Jiaozi

Ne Zha

GEORGIA
“Shindisi” by Dito Tsintsadze

Shindisi

HONG KONG
The White Storm 2 – Drug Lords” by Herman Yau

The White Storm 2 – Drug Lords

KYRGYSTAN
“Aurora”
by Bekzat Pirmatov

Aurora

INDIA
Gully Boy
by Zoya Akhtar

Gully Boy

INDONESIA
“Memories of My Body” by Garin Nugroho

Memories of My Body

 IRAN
“Finding Farideh”
by Kourosh Ataee and Azadeh Moussavi

Finding Farideh

 ISRAEL
“Incitement” by Yaron Zilberman

Incitement

 JAPAN
 “Weathering with You[” by Makoto Shinkai

Weathering with You

KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakh Khanate – Golden Throne by Rustem Abdrashev

Kazakh Khanate – Golden Throne

KYRGYSTAN
“Aurora”
by Bekzat Pirmatov

Aurora

LEBANON
1982” by Oualid Mouaness

1982

MONGOLIA
The Steed” by Erdenebileg Ganbold

The Steed

NEPAL
“Bulbul” by Binod Paudel

Bulbul

PAKISTAN
“Laal Kabootar”
by Kamal Khan

Laal Kabootar

 PALESTINE
“It Must Be Heaven” by Elia Suleiman

 It Must Be Heaven

 PHILIPPINES
Verdict” by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

Verdict

RUSSIA
Beanpole” by Kantemir Balagov

Beanpole

SAUDI ARABIA
The Perfect Candidate” by Haifaa al-Mansour

The Perfect Candidate

 SINGAPORE
A Land Imagined” by Siew Hua Yeo

A Land Imagined

 SOUTH KOREA
Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho

Parasite

 TAIWAN
Dear Ex” by Mag Hsu, Hsu Chih-yen

Dear Ex

THAILAND
“Inhuman Kiss”
by Sitisiri Mongkolsiri

Inhuman Kiss

TURKEY
Commitment” by Semih Kaplanoğlu

Commitment

 UZBEKISTAN
Hot Bread” by Umid Khamdamov

Hot Bread

VIETNAM
Furie” by Lê Văn Kiệt

Furie

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"