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Nominated directors from Italy, Iran, France and Denmark gather for Golden Globes symposium

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012 file photo, Thomas Vinterberg arrives at a screening for "The Hunt" during the London Film Festival at The Odeon, Leicester Square, in London. Four of the five directors of Golden Globe-nominated foreign-language films, Paolo Sorrentino, "A Great Beauty," Abdellatif Kechiche, "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Vinterberg, "The Hunt," and Asghar Farhadi, "The Past," gather in Hollywood for a panel symposium on their films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at The Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Hayao Miyazaki, whose film, "The Wind Rises" is also nominated in the same category, is unable to attend. (Photo by Miles Willis/Invision/AP, File)
January 11, 2014 - 5:10 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Golden Globe Awards are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — a group of journalists who cover movies for international publications — so it's fitting to pay special tribute to international filmmakers.

The HFPA did that Saturday at its 11th annual Foreign Language Film Symposium, which drew the directors of four of the five foreign-language films nominated at Sunday's Golden Globes.

Abdellatif Kechiche of France ("Blue is the Warmest Color"), Thomas Vinterberg of Denmark ("The Hunt"), Paolo Sorrentino of Italy ("The Great Beauty") and Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi of Iran ("The Past") discussed their work with each other and an audience of fans at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre.

Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, whose film "The Wind Rises" is also up for a Globe, wasn't able to attend.

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