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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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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.
YojimboYojimbo (1961)
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Feat. Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa
Mercenary Sanjuro walks into town and sells his services to both factions of rival gangs - to stand back and watch them destroy each other. Another great Samurai epic abundant in humour, action and irony.
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.
Human Condition, TheHuman Condition, The (1959-1961)
Dir. Masaki Kobayashi
Feat. Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratana
An epic Japanese film trilogy following the life of a well-intentioned yet naïve pacifist and socialist as he tries to survive in the totalitarian and oppressive world of World War II-era Japan. The three parts; "No Greater Love", "Road to Eternity" and "A Soldier's Prayer" depict his transitioning from…
BorderBorder (2018)
Dir. Ali Abbasi
Feat. Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson
Remarkable Swedish black comedy about a customs officer with an extraordinary sense of smell who sniffs out a suspicious-looking traveller with whom she develops a relationship that crosses a border of societal and worldly norms.
CapharnaumCapharnaum (2018)
Dir. Nadine Labaki
Feat. Zain Al Rafeea
A uniquely humanistic portrayal of tragic poverty in Beirut from the perspective of an extraordinarily gutsy 12 year old Lebanese boy. After suffering unforgivable mistreatment by his parents which leads to homelessness, starvation and incarceration, he attempts to sue them for bringing him into the world. A…
 

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