Oscar® Submissions

A selection of films chosen as their country’s official submission for the Academy Awards®.

Capernaum

Sunday, November 11 at 5:30pm

A politically charged fable, “Capernaum” — Lebanese director/co-writer Nadine Labaki’s Cannes Jury Prize-winning drama — revolves around Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy who decides to sue his mother and father. When the judge asks Zain why he’s bringing... Read more

Cold War

Sunday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 1:05pm

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are... Read more

Dogman

Saturday, November 10 at 7:15pm

The latest from Matteo Garrone (“Gomorrah,” “Reality”), “Dogman” tells the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer... Read more

The Great Buddha +

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:35pm
Thursday, November 8 at 9:15pm
Saturday, November 10 at 8:30pm

Pickle works as a night security guard at a bronze statue factory with colleague Belly Bottom. As they while away the hours in the security room, the primary activities of their dull existence consist of consuming late-night snacks, paging through the porn Belly... Read more

The Heiresses

Friday, November 2 at 5:15pm
Monday, November 5 at 2:10pm

Chela and Chiquita — both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay — have been together for more than 30 years. Recently, however, their financial situation has worsened, and they are forced to begin selling off their inherited possessions. But when... Read more

I Am Not a Witch

Tuesday, November 6 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 10 at 5:00pm

When 8-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to... Read more

Memoir of War

Friday, November 2 at 12:00pm
Sunday, November 4 at 12:00pm

In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir,” the famed author of “The Lover,” “India Song,” and “Hiroshima Mon Amour” recounts an emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a... Read more

No Date, No Signature

Saturday, November 3 at 2:10pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 2:10pm

When forensic pathologist Dr. Nariman hits a motorbike with his car, he injures the motorcyclist’s 8-year-old son. Although he offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, the father refuses his help and money. The next morning, in the hospital where he works, Dr... Read more

Rafiki

Saturday, November 3 at 4:45pm
Monday, November 5 at 4:20pm

Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki remain close friends, supporting each other as they pursue their dreams. But when love blossoms between them, the two girls are forced to choose between happiness and safety in a highly conservative... Read more

Roma

Sunday, November 11 at 9:00pm

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”), “Roma” follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in... Read more

Shoplifters

Monday, November 5 at 6:45pm

One of Japan’s most lauded contemporary directors, Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Like Father, Like Son,” “After the Storm”) debuted his latest, “Shoplifters,” at Cannes, where it won the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu... Read more

Zama

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

“Zama” — the latest from acclaimed director Lucretia Martel (“The Headless Woman,” “The Holy Girl”) — is based on a novel by Antonio Di Benedetto. Don Diego de Zama, a 17th-century Spanish officer born in South America, eagerly waits for a letter from the king... Read more