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BBC Four World Cinema Award 2008 nominations announced

The nominations for the BBC Four World Cinema Award 2008 sponsored by Pioneer were revealed this week, and there's some Total Film favourites in the selection.

The short list was drawn up from nominations provided by more than 200 film critics from the UK who have each selected from a long list of 186 films that were released in the UK in 2007.

The names that matter are:

The Lives Of Others

The Science Of Sleep


Pan's Labyrinth

Syndromes And A Century

The Award, which is now in its fifth year, is for the best foreign language film released in the UK in the 12 months from November 1st 2006 to October 31st 2007. The ceremony will take place at London’s BFI South Bank on January 30th 2008 and will be hosted by Jonathan Ross.

Ross said: "On display here is exciting new work by directors who are prepared to push the possibilities of film to the limit. In the cases of The Lives Of Others and Syndromes And A Century are directors - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Apichatpong Weerasethakul - who are prepared to push my powers of pronounciation to the limit as well.”

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