Oscar® Submissions

<p>A selection of films chosen as their country’s official submission for the 2017 Academy Awards®.</p>

Apprentice

Friday, November 4 at 2:45pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:45pm

In “Apprentice,” which debuted at Cannes, Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who has recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman takes an interest in a 65... Read more

Don't Be Bad

Monday, November 7 at 7:15pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00pm

The Italian submission for Best Foreign-Language Film at last year’s Academy Awards, “Don’t Be Bad” is the final work of cult director Claudio Caligari, who died of cancer before its completion. The film was shepherded to the finish line by actor Valerio... Read more

Elle

Sunday, November 13 at 5:00pm

Paul Verhoeven, the iconic director of “Robocop” and “Basic Instinct,” is back and at his provocative best in “Elle.” Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible: The head of a leading video-game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to both her... Read more

Enclave

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:35pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:15pm

In Kosovo 2004, five years after the war, 12-year-old Nenad rides to school in an armored tank, traveling from his Serbian enclave into hostile Albanian territory. Instead of friends his own age, his dying grandfather and an elderly priest serve as the boy’s only... Read more

The Fencer

Friday, November 4 at 7:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 6:30pm

Endel is on the run as his past affiliations begin catching up to him. Eluding the secret police in Leningrad, Endel finds himself in hapless Haapsalu, Estonia. It is the early 1950s and, in the wake of World War II, Estonia squirms in the iron fist of Stalin’s... Read more

Home Care

Monday, November 7 at 4:30pm
Thursday, November 10 at 2:15pm

“Home Care” — the Czech Republic’s submission to last year’s Academy Awards — examines the finality of human existence through a tender portrayal of Viasta, a dedicated home-care nurse who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Trudging through the countryside,... Read more

Ixcanul

Friday, November 4 at 12:00pm
Saturday, November 5 at 9:00pm

Guatemala’s submission to last year’s Academy Awards, “Ixcanul” is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters... Read more

Toni Erdmann

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is... Read more