Film Comment: Foreign Films
One of my New Year's resolutions is to watch more foreign films. Believe me, I love fun and frivolous entertainment just as much as the next person, but it's time to expand my horizons. Ok, I can't completely stop watching The Inbetweeners--it's a real problem people. Back to the point, I'm so lucky to have access to Richland Library and it's awesome foreign film collection and I can't wait to get started on this list!
Won't you watch some with me? Comments, suggestions? Leave them below!
*The crazy picture is from the film Holy Motors
What's it about?
|Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters.||French||No||90%|
|It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.||Persian||No||99%|
|A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.||Hungarian||Yes||88%|
|Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.||French||Yes||96%|
|A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.||Turkish||Yes||94%|
|One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.||Norwegian||Yes||98%|
|Roger, an accomplished headhunter by day and art thief when opportunity knocks, decides to risk it all to get his hands on an extremely valuable painting, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.||Norwegian||Yes||92%|
|After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.||French||No||75%|
|At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with theirraid grief, his own recent loss is revealed.||French||Yes||97%|
|A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.||Indonesian||No||84%|
|A married couple is faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.||Persian||No||99%|