Magazine article Variety

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Film Preview

Magazine article Variety

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Film Preview

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Birds of Passage

Colombia The Orchard

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra have followed up the Oscar-nommed Embrace of the Serpent" with the astonishingly fresh take on the drug-crime thriller.

Burning

South Korea

Well Go USA

Auteur Lee Chang-dong's drama plays with perceptions and truth in a visually arresting film that also showcases the range of Korean-American actor Steven Yeun.

Capernaum

Lebanon

Sony Pictures Classics

A Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner, Nadine Labaki's drama tells the affecting story of a street-wise child; that she uses non-pros makes the film even more affecting.

Cold War

Poland

Amazon

A triumph for director Pawel Pawlikowski in Cannes, the black-and-white drama is streaming toward a foreignlanguage nomination.

Border

Sweden

MoviePass Films, Ali Abbasi

The Cannes Un Certain Regard winner wowed critics with its story of a border agent who can literally smell fear, and the man she at first suspects then bonds with.

The Cakemaker

Israel

Strand

The Ophir-winning drama plays with identity - both sexual and national - and the bonds among us; it's earned strong reviews and scooped up awards on the fest circuit.

Champions

Spain

A huge hit in Spain, Javier Fesser's film follows a basketball coach who must work with developmentally disabled players as part of community service.

Dogman

Italy

Magnolia Pictures

Matteo Garrone won a Golden Globe for his 2009 organized crime drama "Gomorra," and revisits familiar turf with dramatic results.

Eldorado

Switzerland

The documentary details director Markus Imhoof's personal journey back into childhood and how immigration impacted his life, then and now. …

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