Foreign Language Film Submissions 2019

Rodrigo Santoro and Milda Gecaite in "A Translator" (2018)
Gabriel LermanNovember 14, 2019

Long before the world rediscovered the catastrophe that happened in Chernobyl in 1986 through the HBO miniseries created by Craig Mazin, a Cuban-...

Daniela Schmidt in "Eight Out of Ten" (2018)
Erkki KantoNovember 13, 2019

Eight Out of Ten is about murder, police corruption, violence against women, exploitation of the workers, marginalization of class, injustice in...

Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia in "Pain & Glory" (2019)
Elisabeth SeredaNovember 12, 2019

It would be a mistake to assume that Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory is the Spanish director’s literal autobiography. Rather, as he told HFPA...

Scene from "Baba"
Erkki KantoNovember 11, 2019

Set in a small village in Maharashtra, India, in the 1990s, Baba is a heart-warming story of a deaf-mute couple, who adopt a hearing child and...

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Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant in "The Best Years of a Life" (2019)
Paz MataNovember 10, 2019

They met 53 years ago, and we witnessed their swooning courtship on the big screen. Anne, a film producer, and Jean Louis, a race car driver, two...

Parthiban in "Oththa Seruppu Size 7" (Single Slipper Size 7) (2019)
Kristien GijbelsNovember 9, 2019

Single Slipper Size 7 is an Indian Tamil-language horror-thriller that premiered at the Singapore South Asian Film Festival. It was written,...

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant in "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2019)
Elisa LeonelliNovember 8, 2019

Set in 1770 Brittany, on the northern coast of France, Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu), written and directed by...

Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, and Lyna Khoudri in "Papicha" (2019)
Jean-Paul ChailletNovember 7, 2019

Papicha is an Algerian word that refers to a funny, attractive, liberated young woman. And Nedjma surely fits the description. In the 1990s...

Damla Sönmez in "I Am You" (2019)
Silvia BizioNovember 6, 2019

An Afghan movie filmed in Kabul, the Shinwari Valley and Zarani, Afghanistan, and also in Munich, Germany, and Kos Island, Greece, among other...

Scene from "The Moneychanger"
Gabriel LermanNovember 5, 2019

Making movies in Uruguay is not easy. After all, it's a market of just 3.4 million people. The first attempt in cinema dates back to 1900 when...