Poland's "Cold War," one of the most highly acclaimed foreign language films of the year, was shockingly shut out of the foreign language category. There were a few locks, like Mexico's "Roma," from director Alfonso Cuaron, Lebanon's "Capernaum" and even Japan's "Shoplifters." But Pawel Pawlikowski's Cannes-winning romance between two mismatched people was supposed to be one as well. Belgium's "Girl," a Netflix film, was the surprise inclusion here. The film about a transgender girl training to be a ballerina has been the subject of some criticism for its depiction of trans people.
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