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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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Happy as LazzaroHappy as Lazzaro (2018)
Dir. Alice Rohrwacher
Feat. Adriano Tardiolo, Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi Lopez
It's summer at Inviolata, an isolated rural estate, where an extended family of tobacco farmers toil under the rule of a domineering marchesa, and where the handsome and hard-working Lazzaro (captivating newcomer Adriano Tardiolo), a young man imbued with a saint-like innocence, is alternately adored and…
Heiresses, TheHeiresses, The (2018)
Dir. Marcelo Martinessi
Feat. Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Anna Ivanova
A supremely elegant slow-burn drama from Paraguay about a privileged middle-aged lesbian couple whose new found financial hardship results in one being imprisoned for petty fraud while the other is humbled as a chauffeur for the other wealthy women of the neighbourhood.
Sink or SwimSink or Swim (2018)
Dir. Gilles Lellouche
Feat. Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoit Poelvoorde
A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first ever synchronized swimming team - for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely…
GirlGirl (2018)
Dir. Lukas Dhont
Feat. Victor Polster
This Belgian drama was a hit at Cannes owing to it's grace and emotional depth. Transsexual teenager Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina but faces much more than the usual adolescent challenges when her body fails to conform to the discipline the same way as those born female. A story…
Woman at WarWoman at War (2018)
Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson
Feat. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
A quirky, heroic tale of a fifty-year-old environmental activist who is secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry and risking everything to conserve the pristine Icelandic highlands she loves. But her passionate plans of action are unexpectedly disrupted by the news of her chance to…
Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak and ChicJean Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic (2019)
Dir. Yann L’Henoret
An all access look behind the scenes into the glamorous world of visionary French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, as he prepares an outrageous "Fashion Freak Show" cabaret at the Folies Bergère.
Lure, TheLure, The (2015)
Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska
Feat. Marta Mazurek
Utterly beguiling musical horror set in Poland in the 1980's, following the fate of a pair of mermaid sisters as they struggle to integrate into a dark world of sleazy nightclubs in 1980's Warsaw.
 

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