Palm Springs Film Fest Screens Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Nominees

Films will compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section

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The animated film, "Rocks in My Pockets," will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film was an official submission by yther country of Latvia to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Fifty of the 83 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film will be screened at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, set for Jan. 2-12.

Each of the films will compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. Additional film programs will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Awards Buzz section is selected by Festival programmers as the strongest entries in this year’s Academy Awards race. A special jury of international film critics will review these films to present the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress in this category. The following 50 films are selected to screen (in alphabetical order by country):

• A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Afghanistan), Director Jamshid Mahmoudi

• Wild Tales (Argentina), Director Damián Szifrón

• Charlie’s Country (Australia), Director Rolf de Heer

• The Dark Valley (Austria), Director Andreas Prochaska

• Nabat (Azerbaijan), Director Elchin Musaoglu

• Two Days, One Night (Belgium/France/Italy), Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

• The Way He Looks (Brazil), Director Daniel Ribeiro

• Mommy (Canada), Director Xavier Dolan

• To Kill a Man (Chile), Director Alejandro Fernández Almendras

• The Nightingale (China), Director Philippe Muyl

• Mateo (Colombia), Director Maria Gamboa

• Cowboys (Croatia), Director Tomislav Mršić

• Behavior (Cuba), Director Ernesto Daranas

• Fair Play (Czech Republic), Director Andrea Sedláčková

• Sorrow and Joy (Denmark), Director Nils Malmros

• Tangerines (Estonia), Director Zaza Urushadze

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Concrete Night (Finland), by director Pirjo Honkasalo.

• Concrete Night (Finland), Director Pirjo Honkasalo

• Saint Laurent (France), Director Bertrand Bonello

• Corn Island (Georgia), Director George Ovashvili

• Beloved Sisters (Germany), Director Dominik Graf

• Little England (Greece), Director Pantelis Voulgaris

• The Golden Era (Hong Kong), Director Ann Hui

• White God (Hungary), Director Kornél Mundruczó

• Life in a Fishbowl (Iceland), Director Baldvin Zophoníasson

• Liar’s Dice (India), Director Geetu Mohandas

• Today (Iran), Director Reza Mirkarimi

• Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel), Directors Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

• Human Capital (Italy), Director Paolo Virzì

• The Light Shines Only There (Japan), Director Mipo O

• Three Windows and a Hanging (Kosovo), Director Isa Qosja

• Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains (Kyrgyzstan), Director Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

• Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia), Director Signe Baumane

• Ghadi (Lebanon), Director Amin Dora

• Never Die Young (Luxembourg), Director Pol Cruchten

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The Japanese Dog (Romania) by director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu.

• Timbuktu (Mauritania/France), Director Abderrahmane Sissako

• Accused (Netherlands), Director Paula van der Oest

• 1001 Grams (Norway), Director Bent Hamer

• Dukhtar (Pakistan), Director Afia Nathaniel

• Eyes of a Thief (Palestine), Director Najwa Najjar

• Norte, the End of History (Philippines), Director Lav Diaz

• Ida (Poland), Director Pawel Pawlikowski

• The Japanese Dog (Romania), Director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

• Leviathan (Russia), Director Andrey Zvyagintsev

• See You in Montevideo (Serbia), Director Dragan Bjelogrlić

• Sea Fog (South Korea), Director Sung-bo Shim

• Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spain), Director David Trueba

• Force Majeure (Sweden), Director Ruben Östlund

• Winter Sleep (Turkey), Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

• The Guide (Ukraine), Director Oles Sanin

• Mr. Kaplan (Uruguay), Director Álvaro Brechner


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