Rungano Nyoni’s UK foreign-language Oscar submission I Am Not A Witch, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated Poland-set drama Cold War, and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Japanese Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters will screen in the Panama International Film Festival’s International Portal strand next month.
The programme also features Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated Lebanese drama Capernaum, Xavier Legrand’s César best feature-winning drama Custody, and Lee Chang-dong’s Cannes FIPRESCI winner Burning from South Korea.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Oscar-nominated German drama Never Look Away has earned a slot, as have Matteo Garrone’s Italian crime drama Dogman, and Sebastian Lelio’s drama Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, and Sudan-set drama Akasha from Hajooj Kuka.
Rounding out the selection are Christian Petzold’s Germany-France drama Transit, Kirill Serebrennikov’s Russian love triangle drama Leto, Soheil Beiraghi’s Cold Sweat from Iran, Zsofia Szilagyi’s Hungarian drama One Day, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk starring Oscar-winner Regina King, Michael Aviad’s Israeli drama Working Woman, Darlene Naponse’s Canadian drama Falls Around Her, and Miha Mazzini’s drama Erased (Slovenia-Croatia-Serbia).
IFF Panama runs from August 4-10. For more information click here.