Eight of the films were well-known from festival play and have been racking up awards, most notably European Film Awards winner “The Square.” Two lesser-known films that were not widely predicted made the cut, “Félicité” from Senegal and “The Wound” from South Africa. Steady as they go for Sony Pictures Classics and Magnolia Pictures, which lead the field with three and two films, respectively.
The nine films are listed alphabetically below.
“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile, Sony Pictures Classics)
Berlin debuted Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama, which won Best Screenplay and played well at Telluride and Toronto.
“Félicité” (Senegal, Strand Releasing)
In Alain Gomis’s family drama,