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Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee Series

January 10 - 15 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The Golden Globes were born in early 1944, when a number of movie stars were invited to 20th Century Fox Studios to find out what films 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 to undertake this selection as an annual event. By 1962, the general public was invited to the celebration when KTTV Los Angeles first televised the awards.

The Cinematheque is please to host this series of screenings devoted to the films and filmmakers nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The five nominated films will be screened and then spotlighted at a panel discussion with the directors of the selected films at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, January 15, at 1:00 PM. Parking is free.

For more information about the Golden Globes®, visit: www.goldenglobes.org

All films in original language with English subtitles.


6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Monday, January 10 - 7:30 PM - Egyptian Theatre

2010, 119 min. Director: Susanne Bier

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Denmark

Anton (Mikael Persbrandt, 2012's THE HOBBIT), a doctor, commutes from his home in quiet Denmark to tend abused pregnant women in an African refugee camp. When his older son Elias is defended from bullying by classmate Christian, Elias is exposed to ideas of violence and vengeance from which his pacifist father has always sheltered him. The boys quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. A proponent of Dogme 95, director Susanne Bier (THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE) employs vrit technique to evoke strong emotion, resulting in "a gripping meditation on the choices between pacificism and violence that are faced in so-called civilized society as well as extreme Third World situations." – Mike Goodridge, Screen International

In Danish with English subtitles.

Saturday, January 15 - 1:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominees Panel Discussion

Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Discover the best of 2010 foreign-language films with the five Golden Globe foreign-language nominees. Please join us for a FREE round-table discussion with directors* of the five 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 attendant that you are going to the Egyptian Theatre for the Golden Globe event. This is a free event. First come, first served.

*Subject to availability


1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tuesday, January 11 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre

2010, 124 min. Director: Aleksei Uchitel.

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Russia

In the post-WWII Siberian wilderness, Russian veteran and train aficionado Ignat (Vladimir Mashkov) is stationed at labor camp Kray among Russians sentenced as traitors under Stalin's rule for conspiring with Germans in battle. On a mission to recover an abandoned train on an island across the river, he meets Elsa, a young German girl living for years in seclusion. With the challenge of building a bridge back to camp as the only option, Ignat gradually drops his guard and develops a relationship with the girl, despite strong national prejudice. With stunning cinematography by Yuri Klimenko, featuring a memorable train race through the barren, snowy woods.

In Russian and German with English subtitles.

Introduction by actor Vladimir Mashkov.

Wednesday, January 12 - 7:30PM - Aero Theatre

2009, 119 min. Director: Radu Mihaileanu

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from France

Andrei Filipov (Aleksei Guskov), once the famed conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was humiliatingly fired under Brezhnev's rule for keeping Jewish musicians in the company. Now, working as a lowly janitor in the very same building, he intercepts an invitation for the current Bolshoi orchestra to perform at the Chatelet Theater in Paris and seizes an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past for himself and his former musicians. Gathering the company together with the addition of a young violinist (Melanie Laurent, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), Andrei sets off on a heist to complete the Tchaikovsky concerto performance he has waited thirty years to finish. Equal parts farcical, engaging, and poignant, director Radu Mihaileanu crafts a journey of highs and lows that climaxes "in a place of transcendent emotion that sends everyone out of the theater in a swirl of transport." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

In French and Russian with English subtitles.

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

2009, 120 min. Director: Luca Guadagnino

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Italy

"When I moved to Milan, I stopped being Russian," says Emma (Tilda Swinton), an immigrant who's lost one identity but never fully formed another after marrying into the wealthy Recchi family. Echoing Visconti, writer-director Luca Guadagnino paints a clear picture of modern day life in the Italian aristocracy and one woman's internal struggle with displacement. A chance meeting with a young chef awakens Emma's sensibilities, threatening to shake the foundation of her marriage with unexpected consequences. Featuring a hauntingly operatic score by John Adams. "An amazing film. It is deep, rich, human." –Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

In Italian and Russian with English subtitles.

Introduction by director Luca Guadagnino.

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

2009, 147 min. Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Golden Globe® Foreign-Language Nominee from Mexico & Spain

From director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (AMORES PERROS, BABEL) comes this stylized, surreal portrait of single father Uxbal (Javier Bardem), scraping by in the present-day Barcelona slums working as a liaison between illegal immigrants from Senegal and China and those who exploit them for work. A psychic ability allows Uxbal to relay messages between the recently deceased and their relatives, but when death appears imminent in his own path, he must settle the life he will leave behind. Inarritu's intense, harshly-lit imagery, a piercing soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla, and a masterfully emotional performance from Bardem provide a lens into the world of a man forced to confront the corruption of his livelihood and find redemption for himself. "A sublime epic, and possibly the best film of the year by a long way." -Anthony Kaufman, IFC.com

In Spanish with English subtitles.


Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series
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All guests are subject to availability.

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