Two of MIFF's hot tickets are films that festival director Tiziana Finzi picked months ago and were recently nominated for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Picture. Asked which of the two she thought would win, Finzi explained: "The Secret in Their Eyes is closer to the American blockbuster. For me, I like The Milk of Sorrow, but it's very tough; it works very well in Europe but not in America."
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The Argentine murder mystery The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos) was directed by Juan José Campanella and based on an Eduardo Sacheri novel. The movie, which is told in flashbacks, won the Goya Award, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscar, for best movie of 2009. Campanella went to film school in New York; after graduating, he filmed The Boy Who Cried Bitch. He now directs American TV series such as Law & Order and 30 Rock.
Sat., March 13, 7 p.m., 2010