Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
10:00am

Member Event!
HFPA Foreign-Language Film Series
Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in collaboration with the American Cinematheque

Last year 83 films (from 52 countries) were submitted for consideration for the Best Foreign-Language Film Golden Globe Award. Each active HFPA member is tasked with nominating five films from this selection of some of the best films produced in the world. This year the HFPA will share the wealth with select film lovers. The HFPA Foreign-Language Film Series will present a selection of official submissions at a Cinematheque theater for HFPA members and an invited audience, and will precede the final annual series saluting the five Golden Globe finalists in January. Join us for a first look at some of the most accomplished new films from around the world!

9:00 AM: Doors open with coffee, bagels and viennoiseries.

10:00 AM: SO LONG, MY SON (DI JIU TIAN CHANG), 2019, China, 180 min. Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai. Tinged with tragedy, this drama from one of the pioneers of Chinese independent cinema spans three decades in the life of a family trying to adapt to an alarmingly accelerating culture. Wang Jingchun and Yong Mei won the Silver Bear awards for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2019 Berlinale for their stunning portrayal of a loving couple whose lives have been intimately affected by China’s one-child policy. In Chinese with English subtitles.

1:00 PM: Lunch break — sandwiches served while supplies last. Refreshments include champagne provided by Moët.

2:00 PM: HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD (BEOL-SAE), 2018, South Korea, Well Go USA, 138 min. Dir. Kim Bora. South Korean director Kim Bora makes an assured feature debut with this gem-like coming-of-age drama. Ji-hu Park turns in a nuanced performance as a neglected teenager in 1990s Seoul who finds her way through adolescent awkwardness and loneliness through a life-affirming relationship with her school tutor. Winner of the audience award at Busan International Film Festival and the Generation 14plus Grand Prix at the 2019 Berlinale. In Korean with English subtitles.

5:00 PM: GENESIS (GENÈSE), 2018, Canada, Film Movement, 129 min. Dir. Philippe Lesage. “My young characters are struggling for their integrity and freedom, following their passions without being afraid of getting hurt,” notes director Philippe Lesage of the three teenagers – half-siblings Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) and Charlotte (Noée Abita) and THE DEMONS’ protagonist Félix (Édouard Tremblay-Grenier) – who are shaken up by their first loves in GENESIS. This vibrant drama was included in TIFF’s 2018 Canada’s Top Ten list and earned the Best Film and Best Actor awards at the Montréal Festival of New Cinema. In French and English with English subtitles.

7:00 PM: Dinner break – pizza served while supplies last.

8:00 PM: BEANPOLE (DYLDA), 2019, Russia, 130 min. Dir. Kantemir Balagov. This gut-wrenching look at the aftermath of WWII is seen through the eyes of a Leningrad nurse, Iya (Viktoria Mironshnichenko). Though various disabilities exempted her from service on the front lines, Iya faces equally daunting challenges when the fighting ends and she is stationed in a veterans' hospital. Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes, BEANPOLE is a riveting look at the physical toll that battle exacts on its victims as well as the psychological trauma an entire nation faces in a war of attrition. In Russian with English subtitles.

This program is free to Cinematheque Members and HFPA grantees, who will receive an invitation.
Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 21, 2019 • 10:00am