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article imageHollywood Foreign Press honors international filmmakers

By Layne Weiss     Jan 11, 2014 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Each year, the Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover films for international publications.
So it makes perfect sense to honor international filmmakers.
According to The Associated Press, The HFPA paid tribute to international filmmakers Saturday at the 11th annual Foreign Language Film Symposium. The directors of four of the five foreign language films nominated for a Golden Globe Award attended the event.
Abdellatif Kechiche of France ("Blue is the Warmest Color"), Denmark's Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt"), Paolo Sorrentino of Italy ("The Great Beauty") and Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi of Iran ("The Past") discussed their work with each other as well as a group of fans at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre.
Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki whose film "The Wind Rises" is also nominated a Golden Globe, was unable to attend the event.
Thomas Vinterberg also works in English and was the only director who wasn't accompanied by an interpreter. They all said that although they work in various languages, "film transcends any such obstacles."
"Film is beyond all spoken language," Vinterberg said. "The more local I get in my writing, the farther my film reaches."
Trailers for all five films nominated for a best-foreign language film Golden Globe were shown at the symposium. Filmmakers also took questions from fans.
The winner will be announced Sunday at the 71st Annual Golden Globes, which airs at 8 PM ET/5PM PT on NBC and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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