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Golden Globes 2021: Foreign Language Directors Take Center Stage

For the 17th year running, the  Hollywood Foreign Press Association will celebrate the best in international cinema with the 17th Annual Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Screening Series and Symposium held in association with the American Cinematheque. The Symposium will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, featuring a virtual panel with all five directors of the nominated films in the ‘Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language’ category, and is free to attend with RSVP on Eventbrite. The accompanying screening series will take place prior, Feb. 22 – Feb. 26, virtually at AmericanCinematheque.com, giving fans access like never before.
This year’s nominees are ANOTHER ROUND (Denmark), LA LLORONA (Guatemala/France), THE LIFE AHEAD (Italy), MINARI (USA) and TWO OF US (France/USA). Participating in the panel discussion are filmmakers: 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.
“As an organization composed of international journalists and many coming from all over the non-English speaking world, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association created the ‘Best Foreign Language’ category to ensure that films with subtitles were getting just as much recognition as English-language films in the U.S. market,” said HFPA President Ali Sar. “Though this has been an unprecedented time, we are proud that this year’s virtual Symposium format will provide audiences with more access as we celebrate these outstanding pieces of work.”
“This collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is in perfect alignment with our mission of building an inclusive and engaged film community through immersive film curation, conversation, and presentation,” said American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita. “There has never been a more important time than now to showcase these remarkable voices around the world, and we are delighted to offer audiences the opportunity to virtually watch the Golden Globe Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film in connection with a conversation with the filmmakers.”
Read our interview with the five directors here.
Films are available from Feb. 22–26 online. For more information on how to view the films, visit the https://AmericanCinematheque.com/Events/. Films are available online with a limited viewing window. Due to limited screeners, priority is given to American Cinematheque members and students. To become a member, visit https://AmericanCinematheque.com/Membership/.  
Feb. 22 – 26, 2021
●      Monday, Feb. 22, at 12 a.m. PT THE LIFE AHEAD from Italy
●      Monday, Feb. 22, at 12 a.m. PT TWO OF US from France/USA
●      Monday, Feb. 22, at 12 a.m. PT MINARI from the USA
●      Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. PT LA LLORONA from Guatemala/France (Restricted to U.S, Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland viewers)
●      Friday, Feb. 26 at 12 a.m. PT – ANOTHER ROUND from Denmark (Restricted to U.S. viewers)
SYMPOSIUM – FEB. 27, 2021
A live virtual discussion will begin at 11 a.m. PT. Participating directors include Thomas Vinterberg (ANOTHER ROUND), Jayro Bustamante (LA LLORONA), Edoardo Ponti (THE LIFE AHEAD), Lee Isaac Chung (MINARI) and Filippo Meneghetti (TWO OF US).
●      The Symposium is free and open to the public with RSVP on Eventbrite.
●      RSVP and more information: http://bit.ly/2MJOVpo
●      Media Credentials: Journalists may apply for credentials here: http://bit.ly/3p9AIyS
●      The Symposium will also be live-streamed on the Golden Globes YouTube channel and Goldenglobes.com.