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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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DanzonDanzon (1991)
Dir. Maria Novaro
Feat. Maria Rojo
Lovely film about a phone operator and mother in Mexico City enthralled by the popular Cuban dance, known as "danzon". When her regular dance partner (whom she hardly knows) disappears without a trace, a journey of discovery begins...
Peking Opera BluesPeking Opera Blues (1986)
Dir. Tsui Hark
Feat. Brigitte Lin, Cherie Chung, Sally Yeh
One of prolific Hong Kong director/producer Tsui Hark's most celebrated films is a genre-blending romp set around the Peking Opera in 1913. A satire on "Chinese ignorance of democracy", it places three women at its centre - a patriotic rebel who dresses as a man, a woman in search of a missing box of jewels,…
Il PostoIl Posto (1961)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Loredana Detto, Sandro Panseri
This Italian neo-realist classic is a simply told yet beautiful depiction of a small-town boy whose employment search in Milan lands him on the bottom rung of a faceless corporation but who finds reprieve in the distraction of a fetching young female employee. "A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp…
In the Name Of The LandIn the Name Of The Land (2019)
Dir. Edouard Bergeon
Feat. Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon
Following the life of a stoic farmer across four decades, this bittersweet and deeply moving drama marks the directorial debut of French photojournalist Edouard Bergeon, who was inspired by his own childhood and the life of his father. After returning from Wyoming to the Mayenne district of France in the…
Mystery of Henri Pick, TheMystery of Henri Pick, The (2019)
Dir. Rémi Bezançon
Feat. Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz
Delectable literary-themed French comedy caper based on the book of the same name by David Foenkinos. The titular Henri Pick is a mysterious author who has been dead for two years when his previously ignored novel is a break out success. But one literary critic is skeptical of the novel's authorship and…
PolicePolice (1985)
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina
Brilliantly idiosyncratic crime thriller co-written by French auteurs Maurice Pialat (who also directs) and Catherine Breillat (A MA SOEUR!), depicting a seedy Parisian criminal underbelly through the eyes of a moody, jaded cop (Gérard Depardieu). Obsessively trying to crack a Tunisian drug ring, his…
The Devil, ProbablyThe Devil, Probably (1977)
Dir. Robert Bresson
Feat. Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc
Distinctive late-period inclusion into the incredible canon of films from director Robert Bresson (DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST), following a group of youths in the milieu of post-1968 Paris, preoccupying themselves with politics, religion, romance, music, and drugs. Central to the story is a young man who…