Oscar candidates at Istanbul Modern

Oscar candidates at Istanbul Modern

Oscar candidates at Istanbul Modern As the Academy Awards draw near, Istanbul Modern Cinema will offer a taste of the “Best Foreign Language Film” candidates up for the coveted Oscar award.

“The Foreigners of the Oscars” will present a selection of films slated to compete in the 2016 Oscar race for best foreign film. 

The program will bring together films off the beaten track of Hollywood. Showcasing a wide range of languages and cultures, these films made big splashes on the world film festival circuit.  

One of the films to be featured in the program is “Lamb,” the first Ethiopian film to be included in the official selection for the Academy Awards, which had its premiere at Cannes this year. Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s much talked about feature film, “Mustang,” selected as the French entry, will also be shown, along with art-house horror film “Goodnight Mommy” (Ich seh, Ich seh), an Austrian film that premiered in Venice in 2015 and has been hailed as one of the scariest movies of the year. Also playing is “The High Sun” (Zvizdan). The winner of the Jury Prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section this year, the film tells the story of a Balkan drama through three different love stories set in three different decades played by the same actors.

“The Foreigners of the Oscars” can be seen at Istanbul Modern between Jan. 7 and 17, 2016.