Foreign Oscar nominees screened at Istanbul Modern
Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a program of films nominated for the “Best Foreign Language Film” category at the 90th Oscars ceremony between Jan. 11 and 21.
The films in the program are from diverse cultures and languages and were big hits in a number of festivals around the world. Despite being Oscar-nominated, they are all somewhat outside of the Hollywood track, by acclaimed names from European and world cinema.
Among the films featured are Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel’s long-awaited return feature “Zama,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Ruben Östlund’s satirical take on the contemporary art world “The Square,” which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and Michael Haneke’s “Happy End,” depicting a bourgeois family in Europe.
Austrian director Haneke’s films were previously featured in a special retrospective at the Istanbul Modern Cinema in 2013.