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'The Past,' 'Wadjda' lead foreign-language Oscar submissions
'The Past,' 'Wadjda' lead foreign-language Oscar submissions

The academy's deadline for foreign-language film submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 1, and though this is a category that has often stymied common sense and gone against the critical consensus, it's safe to say that Sony Pictures Classics has an excellent chance at moving its Oscar winning streak here to five years running. The indie division has two of the year's strongest contenders -- Asghar Farhadi's "The Past" (Iran's submission) and the festival crowd-pleaser "Wadjda," the first-ever Oscar submission from Saudi Arabia. Farhadi's last movie, the critically acclaimed drama "A Separation," won the foreign-language film Oscar in...

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