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Foreign language films competing for FIPRESCI Award announced

Organizers of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival have announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section.

The festival will screen 50 of the 83 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film.

According to a release, 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 the following films to present the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress in the 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 Damin Szifrn
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 Fernndez Almendras
The Nightingale (China), Director Philippe Muyl
Mateo (Colombia), Director Maria Gamboa
Cowboys (Croatia), Director Tomislav Mrši?
Behavior (Cuba), Director Ernesto Daranas
Fair Play (Czech Republic), Director Andrea Sedl?kov
Sorrow and Joy (Denmark), Director Nils Malmros
Tangerines (Estonia), Director Zaza Urushadze
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 Kornl Mundrucz
Life in a Fishbowl (Iceland), Director Baldvin Zophonasson
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 Virz
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
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 Bjelogrli?
Sea Fog (South Korea), Director Sung-bo Shim
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spain), Director David Trueba
Force Majeure (Sweden), Director Ruben stlund
Winter Sleep (Turkey), Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Guide (Ukraine), Director Oles Sanin
Mr. Kaplan (Uruguay), Director lvaro Brechner

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs from January 2-12. It’s one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees in 2014 for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

KESQ News Team


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