And the possible nominees are:

Revanche, Austria

The Necessities of Life, Canada The Class, France

The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany

Waltz with Bashir, Israel Departures, Japan

Tear This Heart Out, Mexico

Everlasting Moments, Sweden

3 Monkeys, Turkey

Only two of these film are currently scheduled for Washington releases, virtual shoo-in Waltz With Bashir (1/23) and The Class (1/30). Stay tuned for reviews.