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Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee Series

January 11 - 16 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Debuting in 1944, the Golden Globe® Awards were born out of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's desire to create bridges between countries and cultures all around the world.

The Cinematheque is pleased to host this series of screenings devoted to the films and filmmakers nominated for the annual Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

The nominees are BAARIA (Italy) from Giuseppe Tornatore, the director of CINEMA PARADISO, BROKEN EMBRACES (Los Abrazos Rotos) (Spain) from Pedro Almodovar, THE MAID (La Nana) (Chile) from Sebastian Silva, A PROPHET (Un Prophete) (France) from Jacques Audiard and THE WHITE RIBBON (Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany) from Michael Haneke. These films will each screen once between January 11 and 15 at either the Egyptian or the Aero Theatre.

MEET ALL FIVE NOMINATED FILMMAKERS at the FREE Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Panel Discussion at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 PM.


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Monday, January 11 - 7:30 PM - Egyptian Theatre


2009, Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte, Germany, Sony Pictures Classics, 144 min.
Dir. Michael Haneke.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Germany

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In a village in Protestant northern Germany on the eve of World War I, a series of mysterious crimes sets off a firestorm of gossip and suspicion and exposes local secrets. As trust erodes among the townspeople, it becomes harder and harder to determine who is behind the strange incidents. In German with English subtitles.

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Tuesday, January 12 - 7:30 PM - Egyptian Theatre


2009, Un Prophete, France, Sony Pictures Classics, 155 min.
Dir. Jacques Audiard.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from France

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Stunning audiences at the 2009 Cannes, Toronto, and Telluride film festivals, A PROPHET tells the story of 19-year-old Malik, a young man who has just been sentenced to six years in prison. Initially less hardened than his fellow inmates, Malik is cornered by the prison's members of a Corsican gang and pressured to complete "missions" that ultimately solidify his stature as a skilled gangster. Yet, while rising through the ranks of the gang, Malik makes plans of his own. Justin Chang of Variety writes that A PROPHET is "a tough, absorbingly intricate account of a young French-Arab thug's improbable education behind bars."

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Saturday, January 16 - 1:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominees Panel Discussion

Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Discover the best of 200's foreign-language films with the Golden Globe's five foreign-language nominees. Please join us for a FREE round-table panel discussion with the directors of the nominated films. Moderated by Mike Goodridge of Screen International. Free parking in the Classic Parking lot at Las Palmas Avenue and Selma Avenue behind the Egyptian. This parking is first come, first served. You must tell the attendent that you are going to the Egyptian Theatre for the Golden Globe event.

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Wednesday, January 13 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre



2009, Italy, Summit Entertainment, 150 min.
Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Italy

From Academy Award® winner Giuseppe Tornatore (CINEMA PARADISO) comes a sweeping, period epic about a poor Sicilian man's struggle for agrarian reform and justice for all in a community controlled by Mafia. BAARIA is as entertaining as it is melancholic, in its depiction of a small 20th-century Sicilian village and the many sharply drawn characters who populate it. "A moving, autobiographical, nostalgic tribute to the director's Sicilian hometown of Bagheria ("Baaria" in the local dialect) as well as his family." - The Hollywood Reporter

Giuseppe Tornatore to introduce the screening.

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Thursday, January 14 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre


2009, Los Abrazos Rotos, Spain, 127 min, Sony Pictures Classics,
Dir. Pedro Almodovar.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Spain

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."

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Friday, January 15 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre


2009, La Nana, Chile, 95 min; Forastero; Elephant Eye Films,
Dir. Sebastian Silva.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Chile

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.

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Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series
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For more information visit: www.goldenglobes.org
All films in original language with English subtitles. All guests are subject to availability.

American Cinematheque
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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