Oscars 2019: Foreign-Language Feature Shortlist Includes ‘Roma,' ‘Shoplifters‘ ‘Burning,' 'Cold War' and More

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I approve 8 of the 9 shortlisted film's vying for the foreign film Oscar. I don't particularly like the German entry, but the rest are well-deserved:
Pawel Pawlikowski‘s "Cold War" (Poland), Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra‘s "Birds of Passage(Columbia), Gustav Moller‘s "The Guilty" (Denmark), Florian_Henckel von Donnersmarck "Never Look Away(Germany), Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s "Shoplifters" (Japan), Nadine Labaki‘s "Capernaum(Lebanon), Alfonso Cuaron‘s "Roma(Mexico), Sergey Dvortsevoy‘s "Ayka" (Kazakhstan) and Lee Chang-dong‘s "Burning" (South Korea).
However, what happened to Lukas Dhont‘s "Girl(Netflix). It won Un Certain Regard's performance award and the Camera d’Or as well. How about Italian director Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” a film which will surely be on my top ten list in 2019. How about Ali Abbasi  “Border” (Neon), a gender-bending Swedish entry which wowed critics at Cannes and all but cemented itself as a hybrid groundbreaker.