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Foreign Cinema

Films from corners of the world where the audio language track or original language track is other than English. English subtitles are customary, and denoted where applicable.

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AccattoneAccattone (1961)
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Feat. Franco Citti
The debut feature of Italian filmmaker-novelist-poet-provocateur Pasolini, which depicts the underbelly of Roman street life in a groundbreaking style both raw and elegant.
Marius et JeannetteMarius et Jeannette (1997)
Dir. Robert Guediguian
Feat. Ariane Ascaride, Gerard Meylan
A laidback yet buoyant slice-of-ordinary-life set on the low-rent side of Marseille, where two wounded fortysomethings strike up a hesitant relationship that is encouraged into something deeper by her convivial neighbours. Heralding the importance of emotional richness over material wealth, it echoes a…
Idol, TheIdol, The (2015)
Dir. Hany Abu-Assad
Feat. Tawfeek Barhom, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah
Comedy-drama based on the true story of an aspiring Palestinian musician who sets about overcoming the extraordinary goal of competing on the TV talent show, "Arab Idol". Recommended for ages 9+ by "Square Eyes".
A WarA War (2017)
Dir. Tobias Lindholm
Feat. Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling
The director and leading cast of A HIJACKING turn their attention to the dilemmas of modern warfare in this gripping account of an unexpected tragedy befalling a Danish war commander during a routine mission in Afghanistan.
TrumanTruman (2015)
Dir. Cesc Gay
Feat. Ricardo Darín, Javier Camara
Spanish cinema stars Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara team up for this sensitive comedy as childhood friends who reunite after many years when one of them is beset by failing health, and together, seek to find a new home for his canine companion called Truman. Locating the dignity and humour in ordinary…
Under the ShadowUnder the Shadow (2016)
Dir. Babak Anvari
Feat. Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious, oppressive force begins to haunt their apartment home. This is a rare glimpse at genre film-making from the Middle East, and brillianty effective as both a foreboding supernatural…
Embrace of the SerpentEmbrace of the Serpent (2015)
Dir. Ciro Guerra
Feat. Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
A breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (one in 1909 and the other in the 1940s). Inspired by their real-life journals, the film charts each man's treacherous and life-changing journey.
 

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