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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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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…
Cold WarCold War (2018)
Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
Feat. Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot
The director of 'Ida' (2013) follows up with a deeply romantic, immaculately composed tale of a Polish concert pianist and a charismatic singer who fall in love but who ultimately find themselves stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. Inspired by the lives of the director's own parents, it uses…
Guilty, TheGuilty, The (2018)
Feat. Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage
A Danish thriller that maximises tension from minimal means in which a desk-bound police officer answers an emergency call and becomes drawn into an alleged kidnapping case using only a telephone to secure the victim's safety.
ShopliftersShoplifters (2018)
Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu
Feat. Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka
Charming, funny and heartbreaking all at once, this drama from the Japanese master of humanism Kore-eda is set in Tokyo and follows a group of poverty-stricken outcasts who shoplift to make ends meet. A compassionate, resonant portrayal of family and survival.
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.
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.
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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