For the past 56 years, the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been inviting representatives of the movie industry from various countries to submit the best movies from their own countries to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film award. This category is designated for full length feature films made outside the . The winners of an Oscar in the category over the past decade include the movies like Nowhere in Africa, No Man’s Land and The Lives of Others. The nominees include movies like Amelie from Montmartre, The White Ribbon and Katyń.
The drama Back in Your Arms, directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, was selected for eight Silver Crane awards in this year by the National Selection Committee. This movie tells the story of a father and daughter who were separated during the Second World War and who attempt to meet again in the divided
Berlin during the Cold War era, just as the Iron Curtain was closing.
Laemmle Monica Fourplex, a movie theater in
Santa Monica owned by Laemmle theaters, the prestigious chain of movie theaters established in 1938, will be presenting nominated movies from all around the world every Sunday. The scheduled movies include Sonny Boy (Netherlands), The Silent House (Uruguay) and films from Central Europe including Alois Nebel (Czech Republic) and Back in Your Arms directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, which was shown on Sunday, December 18.