Nadine Labaki’s Lebanese drama Capernaum and Matteo Garrone’s Italian film Dogman are among seven foreign-language Oscar submissions that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi.
Festival brass announced on Tuesday (16) 28 titles from 27 countries in its international showcase. The other Oscar submissions are Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians (Romania), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away (Germany), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Japan), László Nemes’s Sunset (Hungary), and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree (Turkey).
AFI FEST will also present the North American premiere of the first two episodes of HBO’s miniseries Elena Ferrante adaptation My Brilliant Friend.
World Cinema selections include Olivier Assayas’ Non-Fiction, Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces, Gabriel Abrantes’ Diamantino, Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy As Lazzaro, and Mia Hansen-Løve’s Maya.
As previously announced, the world premieres of On The Basis Of Sex and Mary Queen Of Scots bookend the festival, which runs from November 8–15. Click here for the full line-up announced so far.