Ribbon, Prophet neck and neck
The race for best foreignlanguage picture Oscar is as close as that for overall best film this year. Both The White Ribbon and A Prophet have significant degrees of support. Jacques Audiard, director of the latter, will thus have been doubly pleased to sweep the board at last week’s César Awards. The prison drama picked up an impressive nine gongs at last weekend’s event (often described as the French Oscars).
Mind you, Oscar voters have a habit of awarding the weirdest movies the prize in this category. Don’t rule out a staggering upset.