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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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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…
Call Me By Your NameCall Me By Your Name (2017)
Dir. Luca Guadagnino
Feat. Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Completing the "Desire" trilogy with I AM LOVE and A BIGGER SPLASH, this coming-of-age drama is set in Northern Italy in 1983, where a 17 year old boy begins a relationship with his father's research assistant. An exquisite production that transcends it's visual splendour with an irresistibly heartfelt and…
Blade of the ImmortalBlade of the Immortal (2017)
Dir. Takashi Miike
Feat. Takuya Kimura, Sugisaki Hana, Fukushi Sota
Japanese uber-director Miike Takashi’s 100th feature, based on a popular manga series about a vengeful swordsman with an uncanny ability to grow back his own limbs. The howler of a premise giddily sets the stage for a virtuoso display of kinetic action and flying body parts.
My Life as a ZucchiniMy Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Dir. Claude Barras
Expressive, bittersweet French stop-motion animated feature about a boy (Courgette) who must adjust to life in a foster home of orphans, who each have childhood traumas they are overcoming. Based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), it entirely suitable for 7-ups…
Handmaiden, TheHandmaiden, The (2016)
Dir. Park Chan-Wook
Feat. Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha
Delicious erotic thriller from the brilliant Park Chan-Wook, who lends his impeccable style to a provocative potboiler of lesbian love and revenge, inspired by THE FINGERSMITH by Welsh writer Sarah Waters. Set in Japanese-occupied Korea in the 1930's, an impoverished Korean girl is sent to serve a…
FrantzFrantz (2016)
Dir. Francois Ozon
Feat. Pierre Niney, Paula Beer
A young woman in small-town Germany is mourning the death of her fiance in the wake of WWI, and forms an unexpected bond with an enigmatic and mysterious French veteran who she meets at her fiance's grave. A remake of Ernst Lubitsch's classic melodrama "Broken Lullaby" by prolific french director Francois…
Cemetery of SplendourCemetery of Splendour (2015)
Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Feat. Jenjira Pongpas Widner
Mesmerising film in the director's indefinable style, set in and around a rural Thai hospital which may be haunted. A group of soldiers excavating a patch of nearby land have fallen ill with a mysterious sleeping sickness, and a local volunteer who comes to their aid discovers that the troubled dreams…
 

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