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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Susanne Bier
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:
The Danish drama "In a Better World" won the best foreign language film Oscar, an honor for both the acclaimed filmmaker Susanne Bier and for Denmark cinema.
A disturbing modern Greek myth, an Algerian independence tale, a sibling journey from Canada and a Danish study of friendship and fate are up against gritty Mexican drama "Biutiful" for the Academy Award for best foreign language film.
A Belgian movie that uses black humor to explore the topics of suicide and euthanasia won the top award at the Rome Film Festival on Friday.
Here are the 65 foreign-language contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards, along with the names of directors and countries of origin:
"I am so truly honored and grateful and happy," said Bier, whose previous films include the Oscar-nominated "After the Wedding" and "Things We Lost in the Fire."
She said being Oscar nominated is "being part of a very exclusive club."