If you’re reading this, you probably already know that this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race includes 85 films, thereby setting a new record. But there’s another history-making statistic that has gone by underreported. Among those submissions are a record number of films directed by women, with 16 entries crediting women at the helm. Of course, the gender ratio is still far from ideal, but when compared with the paltry numbers represented in Hollywood (often less than 10 percent in a given year), these history-making groups of women are certainly worthy of special recognition.
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