Oscars: 15 Foreign-Language Hopefuls to Screen at AFI Fest

"The Great Beauty"
"The Great Beauty"
 

Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty, from Italy, the Israeli feature Bethelem, directed by Yuval Adler, the Palestinian feature Omar, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, and Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket, from Australia, are among the 15 films submitted for foreign language Oscar consideration that will screen as past of the World Cinema Selections sidebar at AFI Fest 2013, which kicks off Nov. 7 in Hollywood and runs through Nov. 14.

The festival, which announced the final entries in its line-up Tuesday, will screen 119 films (83 features and 36 shorts) from 43 countries. 

For the fifth consecutive year, the festival will offer free tickets to all screenings. Individual tickets will be offered to AFI members beginning Oct. 28 and will become available to the general public on Oct. 30. 

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