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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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Anatomy of a FallAnatomy of a Fall (2023)
Dir. Justine Triet
Feat. Sandra Huller, Swann Arlaud, Jehnny Beth
An extraordinary, multi-layered dramatic thriller from France that deservingly won the Palm D'or at Cannes. For the past year, Sandra, a German writer, her French husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead…
GodlandGodland (2022)
Dir. Hlynur Pálmason
Feat. Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
A masterly work of slow cinema from Iceland, inspired by 19th-Century period photography in both narrative and style, and the contemporary influence of Werner Herzog. Elliott Crosset Hove plays a Danish priest and photographer sent on a god-awful mission to establish a parish on the far side of…
One Fine MorningOne Fine Morning (2022)
Dir. Mia Hansen-Love
Feat. Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud
Lea Seydoux is French movie star royalty but she keeps it real in this sublime film from Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island), one of Europe’s most prolific and respected female auteurs. She plays a thirty-something solo mother and translator who finds herself tethered to two men – a hunky married one…
Blue Caftan, TheBlue Caftan, The (2022)
Dir. Maryam Touzani
Feat. Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui
A rare peek into Moroccan culture, and the dying craft of hand-made caftans that are painstakingly embroidered with a needle and thread. And it’s also about sex, brought into sharper relief when a maleem and his wife take on an apprentice at their tailoring business. Deliberately paced and sensually…
Saint OmerSaint Omer (2022)
Dir. Alice Diop
Feat. Guslagie Malanda, Kayije Kagame
Inspired by real events, this devastating fictional drama from French-Senegalese director Alice Diop delivers a formally brilliant treatise on post-colonialism and the burdens of motherhood. Guslagie Malanda is a mesmerizing presence as a recent migrant on trial for the murder of her infant baby, her…
Holy SpiderHoly Spider (2022)
Dir. Ali Abbasi
Feat. Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani
An astonishing new film from Ali Abbasi, who makes good on the promise of his head-turning Danish troll drama “Border” (2018). This one takes him back to his native Iran for a gripping crime thriller based on a story of an ordinary family man who murdered a series of sex workers in the name of…
CloseClose (2022)
Dir. Lukas Dhont
Feat. Eden Dambrine, Léa Drucker, Kevin Janssens
Another closely-observed Belgian drama that, along with "Playground", explores a traumatic rite-of-passage. Here the protagonists are adolescents who share an intense friendship, but one that is cut short before it might have developed into anything more. Dir. Lukas Dhont made a splash with the trans drama…