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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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Ascent, TheAscent, The (1977)
Dir. Larisa Shepitko
Feat. Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Anatoli Solonitsyn
A Soviet WWII classic shot in appalling winter conditions in which two partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches. It would be the director's last film before her untimely death in a car accident in 1979.
Germany, Pale MotherGermany, Pale Mother (1980)
Dir. Helma Sanders-Brahms
Feat. Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi
Bleak WWII drama that follows the tragic fate of a couple who marry the day before the war breaks out when he is drafted to the Eastern front only to return years later as a changed man. Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms whose work was considered part of the New German Cinema movement of 1960s & 70s and…
Lost in ParisLost in Paris (2016)
Dir. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Feat. Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard, Dominique Abel
A feast of clever gags highlights this playful French rom-com following a kooky small-town Canadian librarian as she attempts to track down her missing aunt, an 88-year old former Canadian dancer, on the streets of Paris.
CustodyCustody (2017)
Dir. Xavier Legrand
Feat. Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet
Astonishing French drama charting a family struggling with the embittered fallout of divorce, and the resulting impact on the two children. The family dynamic is flawlessly acted and precisely dissected by Xavier Legrand in his celebrated directing debut.
Untamed, TheUntamed, The (2016)
Dir. Amat Escalante
Feat. Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza
Unforgettable psycho-sexual horror featuring a multi-tentacled alien which becomes the source of obsession for members of a Mexican village. A beguiling and uncompromising expression of the complexities of human desire, which has to be seen to be believed.
Maborosi (1995)
Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu
Feat. Makikio Esumi, Tadanobu Asano
A young woman's fear that she brings death to those around her forms the basis for this contemplative, serene drama, the dir.'s debut. Suggestively conveys hidden feelings with unfussy, simple imagery. Based on the novel by Miyamoto Teru.
Insult, TheInsult, The (2017)
Dir. Ziad Doueiri
Feat. Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha
An exchange on a Beirut street between a Palestinian construction worker and a Lebanese Christian escalates into a passionate dispute that opens profound historical wounds. An impassioned, gripping reflection of Middle Eastern politics with a universally resonating message.

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