Awards season has officially begun. On December 21, the Academy Awards revealed the shortlists for categories including Best International Film. Movie – a list that reflects the majority of Golden Globe nominations for best foreign language movie, published December 13. (The exception is Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers” – Spain’s official Academy Award entry is “The Good Boss”, starring Javier Bardem .) Here’s a guide to the five Golden Globe nominees, among others, and where to watch them.
“Compartment 6” (Germany, Russia, Finland)
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen, “Cave 6” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition, where it won the Grand Prix (along with the second film, “Hand of God”. ) The film is based on a 2011 Finnish novel by Rosa Liksom. Set on a train traveling from Moscow to the Arctic city of Murmansk, two strangers sharing a sleeping car – a young Finnish woman and a Russian miner – connect during the long journey .
How to watch: “Room 6” hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on January 26.
“Drive My Car” (Japan)
Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi has used a short story by Haruki Murakami as inspiration for his latest film which, despite the original material, opened for nearly three hours. The story revolves around a newly widowed stage director who marries a young woman hired as his personal chauffeur. Hamaguchi’s adaptation, which premiered at Cannes, won the festival’s best screenplay and FIPRESCI awards, and also won Best International Film at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. The series was considered a worthy contender to watch during the awards season.
How to watch: “Drive My Car” is showing in select theaters.
“Hand of God” (Italy)
Director Paolo Sorrentino’s new film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in 1980s Naples. The title concerns the iconic soccer player. statue of Diego Maradona, who has a huge presence in the film. “The Hand of God” was awarded the Grand Jury Prize in Venice, where lead actor Filippo Scotti also won the Marcello Mastroianni Prize.
How to watch: “Hand of God” is available to stream on Netflix.
“A Hero” (Iran, France)
The film “A Hero” by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film shared the Grand Prix award with “Room No. 6”. The film stars Amir Jadidi as a man who in two days leaves a debtor’s prison. His efforts to get his debt forgiven went awry when social media emerged.
How to watch: “A Hero” will be released in US theaters on January 7 and on Amazon Prime on January 21.
“Parallel Mothers” (Spain)
Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Penélope Cruz in his latest film “Parallel Mothers”, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and screened at the New York Film Festival. Cruz and Milena Smit play single women who, at different stages of their lives, meet in the hospital room where they’re both about to give birth.
How to watch: “Parallel Mothers” is showing in select theaters.
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