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Oscars 2015: Foreign language film nominees led by 'Ida,' 'Leviathan'
Oscars 2015: Foreign language film nominees led by 'Ida,' 'Leviathan'

The 2015 Oscar nominations for foreign language film are in, and this year’s picks are small films that tackle big subjects, from the plight of Jews after World War II to the Georgian civil war of the 1990s. Poland’s “Ida,”  directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, had been favored to pick up a nomination. The film is about a Catholic nun in the 1960s who discovers she’s Jewish and takes the painful journey to retrace her family’s lineage. Russia’s “Leviathan,” about a family man's struggle with government corruption, also was nominated. The film, by director Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the Golden Globe for foreign language film on...

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