For the 18th consecutive year, the California Film Institute presents a selection of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This year, 93 countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2022 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film category. For Your Consideration is a rare opportunity to watch a selection of these outstanding international films, many of which are top film festival prizewinners.

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BHUTAN’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM • 2022 ACADEMY AWARDS®

SATURDAY, JAN 22 • 7:00
Livestream Q&A with Director Pawo Choyning Dorji and International Buddhist Film Foundation Founder/Executive Director Gaetano Maida

A citified Bhutanese school teacher is sent to a very rural village to complete his obligatory public service before he can leave for a life in Australia. This is an instant classic, a wonderful neo-realist adventure. Not quite a road movie (more of a trail movie…), and not just a fish-out-of-water story, it’s a marvelous blend of serious and whimsical, with the special sauce of Bhutan’s astounding landscapes. Beautifully shot, with wonderful music, and a great cast of nonprofessionals. World premiere at the BFI London Film Festival; winner of the Audience Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. In Dzongka with English subtitles. Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji (Bhutan 2019) 110 min.

OPENS FRIDAY, JAN. 21

$12.50 General  |  $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée  |  $7 CFI Members