Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Golden Globes 2020
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HFPA Foreign-Language Film Series: Golden Globe Work Days
Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in collaboration with the American Cinematheque

After two successful installments featuring films from France, Russia, Canada, China, South Korea, Colombia, and Turkey, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the American Cinematheque are proud to present this third edition of the HFPA Foreign-Language Film Series. Last year 83 films (from 52 countries) were submitted for consideration for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Each film is screened by active HFPA members for nomination - the equivalent of a festival of some of the year’s best international films. This year the HFPA has shared the wealth with select film lovers. The series presents a selection of official submissions at a Cinematheque theater for HFPA members and an invited audience. Join us this month at the Egyptian Theatre for a first look at some of the most accomplished new films from Guatemala, Norway, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines before our annual series saluting the five Golden Globe finalists in January!

9:30 AM: Doors open with coffee and viennoiseries.

10:30 AM: OUR MOTHERS (NUESTRAS MADRES), 2019, Pyramide Distribution, 78 min. Dir. César Díaz. Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, OUR MOTHERS follows Ernesto (Armando Espitia), a forensic anthropologist tasked with identifying the remains of the missing persons who died in the mass genocide sparked by Guatemala’s right-wing government during the civil war in the 1980s. As taxing as it already is, Ernesto’s jobs soon becomes all the more difficult after he discovers clues that may lead to the missing remains of his own father. Directed by first time filmmaker César Díaz, the film is an unflinching look at the heartbreaking consequences of decades of persecution inflicted on Guatemala’s indigenous population. Belgium’s official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. In Spanish with English subtitles.

12:00 PM: Lunch break - desserts provided, while supplies last.

1:00 PM: OUT STEALING HORSES (UT OG STJÆLE HESTER), 2019, TrustNordisk, 123 min. Dir. Hans Petter Moland. Based on the international bestselling novel from author Per Petterson, OUT STEALING HORSES stars veteran actor Stellan Skarsgård as grieving widower Trond, who moves to the country only to be reminded of his former life. Director Hans Petter Moland (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, COLD PURSUIT) tells the story of Trond’s paradise lost through a series of heartbreaking flashbacks, set against the beautiful Norwegian countryside. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and Norway’s official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. “A hugely accomplished meditation on life, guilt and responsibility.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter. In Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles.

3:00 PM: Break

3:30 PM: SHYRAKSHY: GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT, 2019, Kazakhfilm, Almaty, 95 min. Dir. Ermek Tursunov. Set in postwar villages in the Kazakh countryside, SHYRAKSHY: GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT follows the episodic adventures of a travelling projectionist named Tarzan (Murat Mukazhanov). After receiving a portable projector from a German citizen on the battlefields in WWII, ex-soldier Tarzan hits the road with the machine, intent on spreading his sense of cinephilia with his fellow communities. “A film that in its way is as charmingly old-fashioned as the beloved Chaplin, Keaton and Johnny Weissmuller classics it celebrates.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety. In Kazakh with English subtitles.

5:00 PM: Pizza reception while supplies last.

6:00 PM: THE HALT (ANG HUPA), 2019, Sine Olivia Pilipinas, 276 min. Dir. Lav Diaz. In 2034, the fallout from a volcanic eruption has plunged the Philippines into a state of permanent nighttime, and its citizens navigate a police state under constant supervision from ubiquitous drones. As the despotic Nirvano Navarro (Joel Lamangan) seizes upon national disaster to consolidate his rule, this politically charged tale follows a vast cast of characters jockeying for power, survival and revenge – chief among them rebel Hook Torollo (Piolo Pascual), whose village was brutally suppressed by Navarro. Shot in eye-catching B&W, Lav Diaz’s sci-fi epic is a jarring metaphor for the present-day degradation of his nation and its people. In Tagalog with English subtitles.

This program is free to Cinematheque Members and HFPA grantees, who will receive an invitation.
Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Sep 21, 2019 • 10:30am

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