February 24, 2021

6:00 pm


Best Foreign-Language Film Nominee

Co-presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Our annual series features virtual Member screenings of the five films plus a live symposium with the directors!

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Trapped in his house by protests, a retired general is targeted by supernatural forces for his genocidal crimes. Limited screening window.

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About the Film

2020, Shudder, 97 min, Guatemala, Dir: Jayro Bustamante

Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique (Julio Diaz) is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Acclaimed filmmaker Jayro Bustamante presents an urgent and frightening reimagining of the iconic Latin American fable. In Spanish and Maya with English subtitles.

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NOTE: 72-hour screening window beginning on 2/24 at 6 PM PT. Our promotional screening is restricted to U.S. viewers.

About the Golden Globe Foreign-Language Series

Discover the best of contemporary world cinema during our week of special screenings of the Golden Globe Best Foreign-Language Film nominees at the American Cinematheque! This year we are pleased to bring the series online with virtual Member screenings of the nominated films and a Zoom panel discussion with the filmmakers.

Filippo Meneghetti’s TWO OF US follows two retired women (Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier) who have shared a secret love for decades. In Jayro Bustamante’s politically charged horror tale LA LLORONA, a retired general is haunted – literally – by his genocidal crimes. Holocaust survivor Sophia Loren forms an unlikely friendship with a bitter street kid in Edoardo Ponti’s THE LIFE AHEAD. Mads Mikkelsen stars in Thomas Vinterberg’s ANOTHER ROUND as part of a group of teachers who take a drinking experiment too far. In Lee Isaac Chung’s 1980s-set drama MINARI, a Korean family tries to make a new start on an Arkansas farm.

About the Symposium

Discover the best foreign-language films of 2020 with the Golden Globes’ five foreign-language nominees. Please join us for a free roundtable discussion with directors of the five nominated films: Thomas Vinterberg (ANOTHER ROUND), Jayro Bustamante (LA LLORONA), Edoardo Ponti (THE LIFE AHEAD), Lee Isaac Chung (MINARI) and Filippo Meneghetti (TWO OF US). Journalist, producer and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Silvia Bizio will moderate the panel. Online symposium at 11:00 AM PT on Saturday, February 27th.

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