Foreign Language Film Submissions 2019

  • Golden Globe Awards

The Traitor (Italy)

Written and directed by respected Italian director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket), the political drama Il Traditore (The Traitor) follows 20 years in the life of Tommaso Buscetta, also known as “the boss of the two worlds”, the first great  “pentito”, or informer, of the Mafia, who helped judges Falcone and Borsellino shed light on the organization of the Cosa Nostra and its bosses in Sicily.  The film was selected to represent Italy at the upcoming Academy International Awards after its very strong reception in festivals from Cannes to Toronto and received four nominations at the European Film Awards, including Best European film.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Monos (Colombia)

Monos (which means monkeys as well as little kids and cute in Spanish), takes place on a Colombian mountaintop where eight child-soldiers armed with guns watch over a hostage (played by Julianne Nicholson) and a milk cow. The film tackles the subject of young guerrilla soldiers, often trained at a young age and pulled away from their families, living alone and terrorized by an adult figure who imparts orders by radio, resorting to violence and drugs in order to fill the void of love and compassion in their young lives.