It’s another notable year for the Academy’s Best Film in a Foreign Language category: 87 countries put forward a film in the hopes of taking home that coveted golden statue. In December that impressive number will narrow to nine, with the final five nominees announced on January 22. Of those 87 national selections, 43 are on offer at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 2019 edition. And for the fifth year running, we’re proud to present a panel discussion with shortlisted directors, giving the Festival audience a unique understanding of these films and their makers. This year’s panel will be announced in January.
guests in attendance
Sergey Dvortsevoy (Ayka, Kazakhstan), Cristina Gallego (Birds of Passage, Colombia), Lee Chang-Dong (Burning, South Korea), Nadine Labaki (Capernaum, Lebanon), Gustav Moller (The Guilty, Denmark), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Never Look Away, Germany), Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Japan)
Moderated by Malina Saval (Features Editor, Variety)