2014 Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium


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The panel discussion with the directors of the Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language film will live stream here starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2014.


THE FIVE NOMINATED FILMS:
Blue is the Warmest Color
France
Abdellatif Kechiche
The Great Beauty
Italy
Paolo Sorrentino
The Hunt
Denmark
Thomas Vinterberg
The Past
France
Asghar Farhadi
The Wind Rises
Japan
Hayao Miyazaki
Blue is the Warmest Color:
"La vie d'Adèle" (original title)
179 min - Drama | Romance
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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
The Great Beauty
"La grande bellezza" (original title)
142 min - Comedy | Drama
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The film opens with a quote from Céline's Journey to the End of the Night: “To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination work, the rest is just delusion and pain. Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength.”[9] It is about an aging socialite, Jep Gambardella, who once wrote a famous novel in his twenties, only to retire into a comfortable life writing cultural columns and throwing parties in Rome. After his 65th birthday party, where he is feted at his plush apartment overlooking the Coliseum, he walks through the ruins and city streets, encountering the various characters, reflecting on his life, his first love, and sense of unfulfillment.
The Hunt
"Jagten" (original title)
115 min - Drama
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
The Past
"Le passé" (original title)
130 min - Drama | Mystery
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Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his (soon to be) ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is strained because the daughter disapproves of her mother's relationship with Samir.
The Wind Rises
"Jagten" (original title)
115 min - Drama
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The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ Kaze Tachinu?) is a 2013 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name which was loosely based on the short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori, a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period) Japan.[2] Kaze Tachinu is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M (featured in the movie) and its famous successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Both aircraft were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Miyazaki announced that this was to be his final film before retiring as a feature director.[3] The film was released by Toho on July 20, 2013 in Japan, and will be released by Touchstone Pictures in North America on February 21, 2014.[4]