Foreigners of Oscars at Istanbul Modern
‘Corn Island,’ starring Ilyas Salman, is among the films at Istanbul Modern.With the Academy Awards approaching, Istanbul Modern Cinema will offer a reminder of the candidates for “Best Foreign Language Film.”
Between Jan. 8 and 18, “The Foreigners of the Oscars” will present a selection of films in the race to compete for an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category, which will be announced soon.
The films in the program represent a category which brings together films from diverse cultures and languages, were big hits in world festivals and, despite being Oscar-nominated, are outside the Hollywood track.
Among films featured in the program will be the Georgian entry “Corn Island” (Simindis Kundzuli) starring Ilyas Salman; Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure from Sweden,” which won the Jury Prize in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; “Leviathan,” which won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival this year and whose director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the Golden Lion in 2003 with his film “The Return”; and Mauritania’s entry about the silent resistance, “Timbuktu”, the latest film by Abderrahmane Sissako, one of the most renowned filmmakers of African cinema.