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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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A Blonde in LoveA Blonde in Love (1965)
Dir. Milos Forman
Feat. Hana Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt, Vladimir Mensik
This early film from the director of AMADEUS tells the simple story of a young girl's search for a pianist with whom she spent the night. Forman achieves absolute realism with great warmth and humour.
Van GoghVan Gogh (1991)
Dir. Maurice Pialat
Feat. Jacques Dutronc
The ultra-naturalistic style of Maurice Pialat may not seem the best choice for a costume drama about probably the most-often filmed painter in history, but the director's eye for the unsensational and low-key pays dividends in this rewarding, occasionally disturbing film.
Jour Se Leve, LeJour Se Leve, Le (1939)
Dir. Marcel Carne
Feat. Jean Gabin, Arletty
A renowned example of 'poetic realism', Jean Gabin gives another consummate performance as a doomed anti-hero. His tragic story is told in flashback as he awaits imminent arrest.
IxcanulIxcanul (2015)
Dir. Jayro Bustamante
Feat. Maria Mercedes Coroy, Maria Telon
Rare Guatemalan drama set on the slopes of an active volcano, where a marginalised Mayan community prepare for the arranged marriage of a 17-year old girl to the foreman of the coffee plantation that their lives centre around. A small scale and humanistic ethnography.
BacurauBacurau (2019)
Dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Feat. Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen
Fiercely political and utterly distinctive film blending elements of neo-western, ethnography, gonzo and horror, set in a fictional Brazilian back country town beset by sinister occurrences.
Pain and GloryPain and Glory (2019)
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penelope Cruz
A more restrained, but no less pretty and witty outing for septuagenarian director Pedro Almodóvar, which narrates evocative vignettes from the life of a fictional aging film director, reflecting on his past as he battles chronic illness and writer's block. A beautifully self-reflexive celebration of the…
In The AislesIn The Aisles (2018)
Dir. Thomas Stuber
Feat. Franz Rogowski, Sandra Huller
A German wholesale supermarket is the setting for this gentle romantic drama following a reclusive blue-collar shelf stacker (Andreas Leupold, TRANSIT) and his charming co-worker (Sandra Huller, TONI ERDMANN).

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