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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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Sami BloodSami Blood (2016)
Dir. Amanda Kernell
Feat. Lene Cecilia Sparrok , Hanna Alström
Emotionally powerful female coming-of-age movie set in 1930's Sweden, where a reindeer-herding teenager, an indigenous Sami child, is forcefully removed from her parents to attend a racist boarding school (traditional at the time), which trains children to be acceptable to white society. A unique and…
Teacher, TheTeacher, The (2016)
Dir. Jan Hrebejk
Feat. Zuzana Mauréry
Black comedy set in 1983 Bratislava, where a school teacher takes advantage of Communist traditions, manipulating the parents of her students into doing increasingly outrageous favours. A hilarious satire of political corruption from Oscar-nominated writer/director duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky…
Happy EndHappy End (2017)
Dir. Michael Haneke
Feat. Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz
Michael Haneke lends his impeccably chilly style to this blackest of comedies about the disintegration of family relationships amidst the enduring French class divide. The plot follows a powerful construction dynasty, with Jean-Louis Trintignant as a failing patriarch and Isabelle Huppert as his daughter…
Faces PlacesFaces Places (2017)
Dir. Agnes Varda, JR
Feat. Agnes Varda, JR
Charming French documentary created by and starring beloved new wave director Agnes Varda, who recruits a charismatic young photographer/muralist named only JR and sets off on a road trip around rural France. On the way, they create fantastically large portraits of the people they encounter. A unique…
CourtCourt (2014)
Dir. Chaitanya Tamhane
Feat. Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber
A strikingly confident directorial debut that exposes the antiquity of the Indian legal system through the court trial of an ageing protest singer who is accused of encouraging a manhole worker to commit suicide through one of his folk songs. Most of the dialogue is in the Marathi language as it is set in…
Graduation Graduation (2016)
Dir. Cristian Mungiu
Feat. Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus
Subtly engrossing drama follows the moral dilemmas of a well-meaning and respected doctor who succumbs to Romania's endemic corruption in order to protect his daughter's promising academic future abroad. In a similar way to Iran's Asghar Farhadi, writer/director Cristian Mungiu's delineates the impact of…
Midwife, TheMidwife, The (2017)
Dir. Martin Provost
Feat. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve
Two of French cinema's most beloved actors, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Ford, team up in this rich character study by the director of SERAPHINE. Ford plays a midwife and single mum whose quiet, focussed life is disrupted both by her local community ward being shut down and the sudden intrusion of her…
 

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