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January 1 - 5, 2019 at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

Co-presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the American Cinematheque

Discover the best of foreign-language cinema during our week of Golden Globe nominee special screenings, January 1–4, 2019, at the Aero Theatre. Then join us for a FREE panel discussion with the filmmakers of the five nominated films, at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, January 5.

FREE panel discussion with the directors of the five nominated films culminates a week of public screenings of these world cinema contenders for Best Foreign-Language Film Golden Globe. The Symposium features filmmakers: Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA), Lukas Dhont (GIRL), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (NEVER LOOK AWAY), Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS) and Nadine Labaki (CAPERNAUM).

RSVP now to reserve your seat at the panel discussion with the
directors of the nominated films on Saturday, January 5 at 1:00 PM.

Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

The panel will be on our YouTube channel to view by evening on Saturday, January 5.
American Cinematheque YouTube channel


1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tuesday, January 1 - 5:00 PM - Aero Theatre


“This intriguing debut feature from Flemish director Lukas Dhont, in a completely natural mix of Dutch and French, looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.”

- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter


2018, Belgium, Netflix, 135 min. Dir. Lukas Dhont.

Born with the body of a boy, 15-year-old Lara (Cannes Un Certain Regard Best Actor Victor Polster) deals with the challenges of both gender transition and her ambition to become a top ballerina. Dhont’s perceptive drama, which is based on a true story, features a fine supporting cast led by Arieh Worthalter as Lara’s understanding father.

In French, Flemish and English with English subtitles.

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Tuesday, January 1 - 8:00 PM - Aero Theatre


“Proving herself an astonishingly accomplished director of non-professional performers as well as a measured storyteller, Labaki draws attention to the plight of children in Beirut’s slums and the Kafka-esque bind of people without ID cards. While this is unquestionably an issue film, it tackles its subject with intelligence and heart.”

- Jay Weissberg, Variety


2018, Lebanon, Sony Pictures Classics, 121 min.  Dir. Nadine Labaki.

This Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner follows gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) as he survives through his wits on the streets of Beirut. Zain takes care of an Ethiopian refugee and her baby son but is jailed for a crime; when he gets his day in court, he sues his negligent parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The title of this ultimately hopeful drama means chaos, and though steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people (the cast are playing characters whose lives parallel their own), CAPERNAUM is peppered with surprising bursts of emotional intensity, unexpected tenderness and poetic imagery.

In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles.

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Wednesday, January 2 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre


“This wise and insightful film is delicate, poignant and unexpectedly powerful. More than that, under Kore-eda’s sensitive, casually assured direction, SHOPLIFTERS imperceptibly deepens as it goes on, revealing secrets and lies and expanding its emotional effect on the way to its moving ending.”

- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times



2018, Japan, Magnolia Pictures, 121 min. Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda.

“Whatever’s in a store doesn’t belong to anyone yet.” That’s the motto of Osamu Shibata (Lily Franky), patriarch of a loving, if larcenous, family living on the margins of Tokyo. When the Shibatas take in a neglected 5-year old, they show her the ropes of shoplifting, but the girl’s arrival brings unforeseen consequences. The Palme d’Or winner at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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Thursday, January 3 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre


“It would be hard to deny the emotional acuity of the performances or the moral clarity with which Von Donnersmarck confronts some of the horrors that Germany perpetrated and endured during the 20th century. … The truth is often grievously ugly, and NEVER LOOK AWAY, though it’s as pretty and polished a piece of filmmaking as you are likely to see this year, does not shy away from acknowledging as much.”

- Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times




2018, Germany, Sony Pictures Classics, 188 min. Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

Introduction by director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

“I wanted to explore human creativity and how it can be that some people take traumatic events of their lives and turn it into beautiful art,” said writer-director Henckel von Donnersmarck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS) of this portrait of an artist inspired by painter Gerhard Richter. Spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of young art student Kurt (Tom Schilling), who falls in love with fellow student Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago. Befitting its artistic theme, Caleb Deschanel’s cinematography and Max Richter’s score provide a rich burnish to the film

In German and Russian with English subtitles.

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Friday, January 4 - 7:30 PM - Aero Theatre


“Cuarón has done more than break through walls of language, culture and class to craft the best movie of the year”

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


2018, Mexico, Netflix, 135 min. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. 


Discussion following with director Alfonso Cuarón.

Roma is the Mexico City suburb where Alfonso Cuarón grew up, and this quietly powerful drama, set in the early 1970s, tempers nostalgia for his youth with the awareness of simmering political tensions. In a loving portrait inspired by the filmmaker’s nanny Libo, Cleo (newcomer Yalitza Aparicio, terrific here) works as a maid for Sofia, Antonio and their four children and must deal with both her employers’ marital problems and a personal crisis of her own to keep the household running. The Golden Lion winner at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, ROMA breathes with long takes and gorgeous B&W cinematography (by the director himself).

In Spanish and Mixtec with English subtitles.

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6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Saturday, January 5 - 1:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre

Free Event!


Discover the best foreign-language films of 2018 with the Golden Globes’ five foreign-language nominees.

Please join us for a FREE roundtable discussion with directors of the five nominated films: Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA), Lukas Dhont (GIRL), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (NEVER LOOK AWAY), Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS) and Nadine Labaki (CAPERNAUM)

Moderated by Mike Goodridge,
former HFPA member and Vice President, now a festival director and programmer, head of the International Film Festival in Macao, China.

A reception for the entire audience will follow the symposium in the lobby.

RSVP now to reserve your seat at the panel discussion with the
directors of the nominated films on Saturday, January 5 at 1:00 PM.

Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

The panel will be on our YouTube channel to view by evening on Saturday, January 5.
American Cinematheque YouTube channel

Click here for detailed listings and more information.

Tickets Available on FANDANGO

$15 General Admission • $14 Student/Senior • $13 American Cinematheque Member

For sold out shows there will be a standby line starting when box office opens. Tickets sometimes become available due to cancellations.

For more information on the Golden Globe Awards and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, please visit: www.goldenglobes.com* All guests are subject to availability.

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Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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