|Golden Globe Foreign-Language
Nominee Series http://www.myspace.com/americancinematheque
See films in this series playing at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!
full schedule of Screenings
Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
In early 1944, a number of movie stars went to 20th Century Fox Studios to see what
a small group of foreign journalists had found to be especially worthwhile during the
preceding year. The journalists, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,
decided that this would be a yearly event. By 1962, the general public was invited to the
celebration when KTTV Los Angeles first televised the awards.
Were happy to host this series of screenings devoted to the films and filmmakers
nominated for the Golden Globe in the foreign language film category. The nominees are
BAARIA (Italy), BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain), THE MAID (La Nana) (Chile), A PROPHET (Un
Prophete) (France) and THE WHITE RIBBON (Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte)
(Germany). These films will each screen once between January 11 and 15 at either the
Egyptian or the Aero Theatre.
Please also join us for a free panel discussion with
all the directors of the Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees, at the Egyptian Theatre
in Hollywood on Saturday,
January 16, at 1:00 PM. For more information visit: www.goldenglobes.org
All films in original language with English subtitles.
Wednesday, January 13 - 7:30 PM
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Italy:
BAARIA, 2009, (Italy), Medusa Productions, 161 min. Dir.
Giuseppe Tornatore. Giuseppe Tornatore, director of the Academy Award« winning CINEMA
PARADISO (1989) and the Oscar« nominated THE STAR MAKER (1995), is a master storyteller
known for his eye for detail and ability to capture life's magic moments. His latest film,
BAAR╠A, is a soaring and moving tribute to Tornatore's hometown in Sicily.
Featuring rich, sun-drenched cinematography, this epic film follows three remarkable
generations of Sicilians from the 1930s through the 1980s.
"A moving, autobiographical, nostalgic tribute to the director's Sicilian hometown
of Bagheria ("Baaria" in the local dialect) as well as his family." - The
Giuseppe Tornatore to introduce the screening (subject to
Thursday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Spain:
BROKEN EMBRACES, 2009, (Spain), 127 min, Sony
Pictures Classics, Dir. Pedro Almodovar. In Almodovar's most recent melodrama-noir
delicacy, a blind film director's memories of an irretrievable love are brought back into
sharp focus when an oddly familiar young filmmaker arrives unannounced at his door.
Through an unraveling series of flashbacks, the betrayal and passion of the past begin to
have urgent meaning for the blind director's present life. Penelope Cruz is at her best as
an aspiring actress caught between her husband and lover. New York Times critic
A.O. Scott glowingly writes that Broken Embraces is "in the company of Mr.
Almodovar's other recent masterworks." Trailer | Official Website
Friday, January 15 - 7:30 PM
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Chile:
THE MAID, 2009, (La Nana) (Chile), 95 min; Forastero;
Elephant Eye Films, Dir. Sebastian Silva. The recipient of the World Cinema Jury Prize at
the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, The Maid follows the crafty hijinks of Raquel (Catalina
Saavedra), a loyal servant to the same family for 23 years. Raquel feels an intimacy with
her employers, as if she has become an honorary member of the family. When additional help
is hired to ease the strain of Raquel's duties, she feels bitterly dethroned and tries to
sabotage the new employees with juvenile-- and hilarious-- antics. Robert Abele of the Chicago
Tribune writes, "Saavedra's increasingly desperate measures to protect her turf
are at once startling, funny and weirdly poignant, as is the film itself." Sebastian Silva to introduce the screening (subject to availability).
Trailer | Official Website