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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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Painter and the Thief, ThePainter and the Thief, The (2020)
Dir. Benjamin Ree
A astonishing art documentary about the Czech painter Barbora Kysilkova, who tracked down and met the criminal who stole her paintings. What developed was an improbable friendship that offers fascinating insights into the relationship between artist and muse. The thief, who brazenly broke into an Oslo art…
Martin EdenMartin Eden (2019)
Dir. Pietro Marcello
Feat. Luca Marinelli, Carlo Cecchi, Jessica Cressy
A dazzling adaptation of Jack London's semi-autobiographical 1909 novel about a sailor who abandons his working class roots to pursue an intellectual life as a writer, after falling in love with a sophisticated and wealthy woman. From Pietro Marcello, the director of the enthralling documentary-drama…
Les MiserablesLes Miserables (2019)
Dir. Ladj Ly
Feat. Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga
This impressive feature debut from French director Ladj Ly is set in the French criminal underworld in aftermath of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when police violence erupted in suburban Paris. Set in Montfermeil, the same troubled area of Paris as the Victor Hugo novel, it follows a corrupt cop who joins an…
Wound, TheWound, The (2017)
Dir. John Trengove
Feat. Nakhane Toure
An unforgettable South African drama following a closeted relationship between two Xhosa men participating in a coming-of-age initiation rite called Ulwaluko. Controversial in South Africa due to its depiction of homosexuality, this is a beguiling film that boldly explores and appreciates nontraditional…
EmaEma (2019)
Dir. Pablo Larrain
Feat. Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Santiago Cabrera
A bold and distinctive film from director Pablo Larrain (NO), with newcomer Mariana Di Girolamo playing a young dancer who is coping with an adoption gone awry. Her husband, a choreographer played by Larrain regular Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, is traumatised in his own way, and they are falling apart, but…
Another RoundAnother Round (2020)
Dir. Thomas Vinterberg
Feat. Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang
Another cheeky yet bittersweet provocation from Dogme 95 alumni Thomas Vinterberg that won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film. The social contract broken this time is when four jaded high-school teachers test an academic theory that suggests modest inebriation diminishes problems and increases…
MinariMinari (2020)
Dir. Lee Isaac Chung
Feat. Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim
Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at Sundance, this delicately drawn, sweeping story follows a Korean-American family in search of the American Dream in 1980's Arkansas, where they hope to create a viable farm on land that has been historically unproductive.
 

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