You can discover the best 2013 foreign-language films with the Golden Globes’ five foreign-language nominees. Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
This is a free round-table seminar with directors of the nominated films at the Egyptian Theatre. Each of the nominated films also will be screened in the week leading up to the panel discussion at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre.
Panel Discussion Info:
Sat, Jan 11, 2014
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
The nominated films screen January 6 - 10, 2014 at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre.
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Monday, January 6 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Denmark
THE HUNT (JAGTEN)
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 115 min, Denmark, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg
Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a beloved teacher and member of his community - until he is falsely accused of molesting a child. As word of his alleged misdeed spreads, so does local hysteria, until it reaches a fever pitch in this chilling look at the dark side of small town life. Mikkelsen gives the performance of his life, and director Thomas Vinterberg expertly balances empathy and brutal indictment in his look at what fear and ignorance will do to a community. In Danish, English and Polish with English subtitles.
Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Iran:
THE PAST (LE PASSÉ)
2013, Sony Pictures Classics, 130 min, Iran, Dir: Asghar Farhadi
Director Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his Oscar-winning A SEPARATION is another searing domestic drama. When Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in Paris to finalize a divorce from his French wife Marie (THE ARTIST's Bérénice Bejo), he returns to find their daughter Lucie estranged and Marie engaged to another man, whose own wife is in a coma. The reality of the situation becomes more and more complicated - and more and more painful, as the lives of the two men and the women they love become increasingly intertwined, and a secret from their past is revealed. In French and Persian with English subtitles.
Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Japan:
THE WIND RISES (KAZE TACHINU)
2013, Disney, 126 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
Director Hayao Miyazaki's final film is a typically glorious animated affair, a celebration of art, science, and the impulse to create. Based on Miyazaki's own manga, it tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of two famous aircraft used by Japan during World War II. The film has already won dozens of critics' and film festival awards, and is a fitting finale to a triumphant career. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Italy:
THE GREAT BEAUTY (LA GRANDE BELLEZZA)
2013, Janus Films, 142 min, Italy, Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Director Paolo Sorrentino (IL DIVO) returns with a dazzling elegy to Rome's past glories - and those of Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), a once-promising writer who fritters away his time with Roman high society. There are echoes of LA DOLCE VITA in this portrait of a man adrift in the Eternal City, not the least of which is the sense that we are witnessing a master filmmaker at work. Official selection of the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, and Italy's official entry for the 2014 Foreign-Language Film Oscar. "THE GREAT BEAUTY will surprise, perplex and bewitch highbrow audiences yearning for cinematic feasts." - Jay Weissberg, Variety. In Italian with English subtitles.
Friday, January 10 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from France:
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (LA VIE D'ADÈLE, CHAPITRES 1 ET 2)
2013, IFC/Sundance Selects, 179 min, France, Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche
Director Abdellatif Kechiche shared the Palme d'Or at Cannes with lead actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux (both nothing short of amazing). Adele (Exarchopoulos) is a gawky high schooler struggling with boys when a blue-haired art student (Seydoux) catches her eye and the two begin a relationship. Yes, the sex scenes are very explicit, but what you'll remember most about this intense love story is how deeply you feel for these two young women. In French with English subtitles.
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