We are back again with the non-English language movies which is a yearly theme. I started to participate in TMP and I struggled with this theme. I’ve gotten so much better over the years though. I’ve watched more non-English movies and shows these past few years and it’s actually easier to pick. That being said, my movie watching has taken a huge dive into almost nothing this past year so I simply don’t have a lot to choose from in the first place. Regardless I tried my best and thanks to my local film festival I actually managed to see a few non-English movies.
The 2021 Oscar nominees for Best Director are Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), David Fincher (Mank), Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round), and Chloé Zhao (Nomadland). As of this very moment when I haven’t really dwelled on who should win this category, I have no idea. I only know that while I adore Fincher’s work, Mank is not the movie that should bring him his first Oscar. Also, I’m conflicted to root for a female director here because this could be historic and amazing! But… I think… and I almost feel strange for saying this… I think I’m rooting for someone (slightly) surprising instead.