FILM at LACMA, Curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

This spring, Global CINEMATHEQUE invites you to join us at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for a free online screening series of new films from global auteurs. The series is a showcase of singular voices, emerging and master auteurs, and award-winning filmmakers with official selections that first premiered at film festivals around the world; in Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam and Toronto. Each of these free screenings will be followed by a conversation between the filmmakers and Global CINEMATHEQUE’s Co-Founder and Curator Jasmine Jaisinghani.

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This year’s FILM at LACMA Program:

Photo courtesy Somo Arun
NASIR
Thursday, April 29 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE
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India | Tamil with English subtitles
2020, 78 minutes

Director: Arun Karthick
Screenwriters: Arun Karthick, Dilip Kumar
Cast: Koumarane Valavane, Sudha Ranganathan, Yasmin Rahman, Sabari, Bakkiyam Sankar, Rajesh, Jensan Diwakar
Producers: Mathivanan Rajendran, Reinier Selen, Ibo Karatay, Manoj Poosappan, Samir Sarkar, Anu Rangachar, Aditya Grover, Harsh Agarwal

Self-taught Indian filmmaker Arun Karthick’s timely and carefully crafted sophomore film (winner of the NETPAC Award at Rotterdam) tells the tale of Nasir, a poetic man struggling to survive his daily life amidst the rise of religious nationalism in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Ronald Zehrfeld (Johnny) and Nina Hoss (Nelly) in Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX. Courtesy of Schramm Film. A Sundance Selects Release.
PHOENIX
Thursday, May 6 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE
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Germany | Germany with English subtitles
2014, 99 minutes

Director: Christian Petzold
Screenwriter: Christian Petzold
With the collaboration of Harun Farocki
Based on the novel Le retour des cendres by Hubert Monteilhet
© Editions Bernard de Fallois
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf

Acclaimed director Christian Petzold’s 2015 National Board of Review’s One of the Top Five Foreign Language Films, PHOENIX is a spellbinding, Hitchcockian mystery of identity, illusion, and deception that unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany.

Global CINEMATHEQUE will also screen Petzold’s latest film UNDINE in this spring series.

US Distributor: Sundance Selects

Photo Courtesy KimStim Films
SPRING BLOSSOM
Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm
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France | French with English subtitles
2020, 73 minutes

Director: Suzanne Lindon
Screenwriter: Suzanne Lindon
Cast: Suzanne Lindon, Arnaud Valois, Florence Viala, Frédéric Pierrot, Rebecca Marder
Producer: Caroline Bonmarchand (Avenue B Productions)

Suzanne Lindon’s debut feature film which she stars in, follows a curious Parisian teenager as she falls in love with an older man. Despite their age difference they mutually search for an answer to their ennui. A Festival de Cannes Official Selection, Lindon is an invigorating new voice in cinema.

US Distributor: KimStim

Paula Beer as “Undine” in Christian Petzold’s UNDINE. An IFC Films Release. Courtesy of IFC Films.
UNDINE
Thursday, May 20 @ 7pm
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Germany | German with English subtitles
2020, 90 minutes

Director: Christian Petzold
Screenwriter: Christian Petzold
Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer: Margaret Menegoz

Undine, played by award-winning actress Paula Beer, works as a historian at the Berlin City Museum. When the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth unravels into states of death and love. UNDINE, Christian Petzold’s most recent film premiered at the 2020 Berlinale.

US Film Distributor: IFC Films

Photo courtesy Carlos Lenin
LA PALOMA Y EL LOBO (THE DOVE AND THE WOLF)
Thursday, June 3 @ 7pm
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Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles
2019, 103 minutes

Director: Carlos Lenin
Screenwriters: Carlos Lenin, Jorge Guerrero Zotano
Cast: Armando Hernandez, Paloma Petra, Mónica del Carmen , Pablo Mendoza
Producer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez M.

Carlos Lenin’s debut feature, awarded at Locarno Film Festival, tells a story of lovers displaced by violence that sweep their town while they try to survive on love. Through thirst, fear and nostalgia, Paloma wishes to return home yet Lobo lives tied to a memory that prevents him from returning.

Riz Ahmed in MOGUL MOWGLI. Photo courtesy Strand Releasing.
MOGUL MOWGLI
Thursday, June 17 @ 7pm
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United Kingdom | English and Urdu with English Subtitles
2020, 90 minutes

Director: Bassam Tariq
Screenwriters: Bassam Tariq, Riz Ahmed
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Sudha Buchar
Producers: Thomas Benksi, Bennett McGhee, Riz Ahmed, Michael Peay

This 2021 BAFTA nominated debut narrative feature from Bassam Tariq, follows the story of a British Pakistani rapper (Riz Ahmed; also, a co-writer and a producer on the film) who on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.

US Distributor: Strand Releasing

How to Watch All of the World Cinema Award Winners

All but two of the winning and runner-up film titles from this year’s awards honoring the films of 2019 can now be viewed online in the U.S. through streaming services and virtual cinemas. You will find the full list of winners and runners-up HERE and links to where and how to watch everything below.

The goal of this new list from Global Cinematheque is to give more exposure to the extraordinary international talent working on each of these films. So, we hope that this list is a starting point that leads you to watch these films for the first, second or third time, and that it inspires you to dig deeper into the filmography of each of these brilliant artists to catch up on the films of theirs that you still haven’t seen.

Parasite was the big winner in several categories winning best Global Narrative, and topping the Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Score categories; also Song Kang-Ho was a 2nd runner-up in the Actor category.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s lead actresses Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant tied to win the Actress category and director Céline Sciamma was 2nd in the Director category, right after director Bong Joon Ho.  Portrait of a Lady on Fire was also 2nd in the Cinematography and Editing categories and came in 3rd for the Score from Jean-Baptiste de Laubier and Arthur Simonini.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s cinematographer Claire Mathon took both the 2nd and 3rd runner-up slots for that film and Atlantics, and for this, she was also celebrated with a World Cinema Spotlight Award for Craft.

Joanna Hogg, writer and director of The Souvenir received a Spotlight Award for Creative Vision and first time feature director Mati Diop, writer/director of Atlantics was celebrated with a Spotlight Award for Discovery.

Antonio Banderas’ performance in Pain and Glory took top honors in the best Actor category, and Pedro Almodóvar was a runner up in directing.  Pain and Glory was also a runner-up in the Screenplay, Editing and Score categories.

Beanpole and Synonyms each was a runner up in one category. Actor Tom Mercier for Synonyms and actress Viktoria Miroshnichenko for Beanpole.

And in the Animation category, I Lost My Body was the winner. The Swallows of Kabul and Weathering with You were the runner-ups. 

Honeyland led the Global Documentary category, with For Sama and The Cave following in 2nd and 3rd place.

Viewing Links Below for All of the Winners,  2nd and 3rd Runner-Ups and Spotlight Award Winners:

ATLANTICS
dir. Mati Diop
Official Site (Netflix)
Streaming On:
Netflix
Filmographies on IMDb
THE CAVE
dir. Feras Fayyad
Official Site (Dogwoof)
Streaming On:
Hulu; Amazon, Fandango Now, Google Play, Itunes
Filmographies on IMDb
HONEYLAND
dir.  Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
Official Site (NEON)
Streaming On:
Amazon Prime Video; Fandango Now, Google Play, iTunes
Filmographies on IMDb
PAIN AND GLORY
dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Official Site (Sony Pictures Classics)
Streaming On:
Amazon, Hulu (with Starz), Fandango Now, Google Play, iTunes
Filmographies on IMDb
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
dir. Céline Sciamma
Official Site (NEON)
Streaming On:
Hulu; and Fandango Now,  iTunes
Filmographies on IMDb
THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL
dir. Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Official Site (Celluloid Dreams)
Trailer with English Subtitles
Not Yet Available to Stream
Filmographies on IMDb
WEATHERING WITH YOU
dir. Makoto Shinkai
Official Site (GKIDS)
Trailer with English Subtitles
Not Yet Available to Stream
Filmographies on IMDb
BEANPOLE
dir. Katemir Balagov
Official Site (Kino Lorber)
Streaming On:
Kino Now, MUBI,
Filmographies on IMDb
FOR SAMA
dir. Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Official Site (PBS)
Streaming On:
Amazon Prime Video; Google Play, Fandango Now, iTunes, Kanopy
Filmographies on IMDb
I LOST MY BODY
dir. Jérémy Clapin
Official Site (Netflix)
Streaming On:
Netflix
Filmographies on on IMDb
PARASITE
dir. Bong Joon Ho 
Official Site (NEON)
Streaming On:
Hulu; Amazon, Fandango Now, Google Play, iTunes
Filmographies on IMDb
THE SOUVENIR
dir. Joanna Hogg
Official Site (A24)
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video, Kanopy; Google Play, iTunes, Fandango Now
Filmographies on IMDb
SYNONYMS
dir. Nadav Lapid
Official Site (Kino Lorber)
Streaming on: Kino Now;
Amazon, Fandango Now, Google Play, iTunes 
Filmographies on IMDb
UniFrance – Recipient of the World Cinema Cultural Spotlight Award