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Tricycle to host London’s first International Oscar Season

A week-long season celebrating the highlights of this year’s submissions for the Foreign Language Oscars will run at the Tricycle Theatre next month.

Thirteen of the international titles submitted to the Academy for consideration will be shown, including four UK premieres and six films which are yet to find a UK distributor.

Films and countries to be represented in the season include Incendies (Canada), Biutiful (Mexico), Life, Above All (South Africa) and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand).

“We are delighted to be hosting such an amazing celebration of international cinema. Often Foreign Language film entries for the Oscars are not screened at all in London, and it is wonderful to give the cinema-going audience an opportunity, not only to celebrate their own countries on screen, but to see films from all over the world,” said Nicholas Kent, the Tricycle’s Artistic Director.

The final list of Academy Award nominees will be announced on Jan 25, with the ceremony taking place on Feb 27.

The International Oscar season will run from February 18-24 at the Tricycle Theatre.

The foreign language films showing during the season are:

Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi), dir Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria)

Lula, the Son of Brazil (Lula, o filho do Brasil), dir Fabio Barreto (Brazil)

Incendies, dir Denis Villeneuve (Canada) [pictured]

The Blacks (Crnci), dir Goran Devic and Zvonimir Juric (Croatia)

Of Gods and Men (Des homes et des dieux), dir Xavier Beauvois (France)

The Human Resources Manager (Shlichuto Shel HaMemune Al Mashabei Enosh), dir Eran Riklis (Israel) [UK premiere]

Confessions (告白), dir Tetsuya Nakashima (Japan)

Biutiful, dir Alejandro González Iñárritu (Mexico)

Tirza, dir Rudolf van den Berg (The Netherlands) [UK premiere]

Solemn Promise (Besa),dir Srđan Karanović (Serbia) [UK premiere]

Life, Above All (Chanda’s Secret), dir Oliver Schmitz (South Africa)

Simple Simon (rymden finns inga känslor), dir Andreas Öhman (Sweden) [UK premiere]

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

 

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