84th Academy Awards – Foreign Language Directors
On a sunny Friday morning, members of the press from across the globe gathered at the Red Carpet Arrivals Tent. The purpose was to meet and talk with the directors of 4 of the 5 Oscar®-nominated films in the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 84th Academy Award.
Michel Roskam, “Bullhead”, Joseph Cedar, “Footnote”, Agnieszka Holland, “In Darkness”, and Philippe Falardeau, “Monsieur Lazhar” were very eager to speak about their films, the process from page to screen and how thrilled they were with the acknowlegement by the Academy. Even though director Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION) is already in Los Angeles, the filmmaker was not feeling well enough to come to today’s red carpet event.
All the directors, actors and producers on hand were so gratified by the nominations and to be representing their respective countries on Oscar Sunday, February 26. The one common theme mentioned over and over were the emotional journeys taken by crew and actors in the making of these fine motion pictures. If these undeniably powerful Foreign Language Films find their way to your city or town, go and experience them at your local cinemas.
THE 2011 NOMINEES ARE:
Foreign Language Film
- “Bullhead” Belgium (Directed by Michaël R. Roskam)
- “Footnote” Israel (Directed by Joseph Cedar)
- “In Darkness” Poland (Directed by Agnieszka Holland)
- “Monsieur Lazhar” Canada (Directed by Philippe Falardeau)
- “A Separation” Iran (Directed by Asghar Farhadi)
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide