Towards the end of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, which happened nine and a half months ago, I decided that Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s Leviathan or Damian Szifron‘s Wild Tales were easily among the two best films I had seen during that ten-day experience. Both were acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. But now, despite expectations, it’s starting to seem as if they’re not really in competition with each other for the Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar. The competition, rather, is between Wild Tales and Pawel Pawlikowksi‘s Ida (which, in my mind, is really a 2013 film). Something is telling me that Wild Tales, which has played to rousing receptions every time I’ve seen it, is going to win. It opens domestically on 2.20.