I just saw “A Separation” and it was great, perhaps the best movie I have seen from last year.
Anyone else got any recommendations for any films that are basically not American made?
Completely agree about A Separation. Also among my top films from this year: The Kid With a Bike by the Dardenne brothers, The Turin Horse by Bela Tarr, Alps by Yorgos Lanthimos and the grim Snowtown by Justin Kurzel and We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lynne Ramsay.
Melancholia and perhaps Sleeping Beauty are two that I liked.
Foreign to whom?
Yea, foreign to whom? Foreign is about perspective, right?
“Anyone else got any recommendations for any films that are basically not American made?”
American as in the United States.
In Darkness, by Agnieszka Holland
Incendies, by Denis Villeneuve
Certified Copy, Abbas Kiarostami
All of these are within my top 10 of the year, but last year was such a great year for foreign films that I could go on and on and on.
Already theatrically released in the US:
Elite Squad The Enemy Within
Not yet theatrically released in the US:
The Boy with a Bike
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Do you know when Boy with a Bike is getting released in the U.S? I love the Dardenne films…..
The Kid With A Bike is getting released in the US on March 16
Where do We Go Now (Lebanon)
Footnote is very nice,not an acadeny award winner but very nice.
//The Kid With A Bike is getting released in the US on March 16//
We Have a Pope (Italy)
Happy, Happy (Norway)
Sleeping Beauty (Australia)
The Guard (Ireland)
And of course, The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Italy). It was released in 2010, but I’ve seen it last year.
My favourite foreign film of the year is Tree of Life.
Note: I define the release year by the US release (being a US resident)
Incendies, Uncle Boonmee, Poetry, Of Gods and Men, A Screaming Man, The Skin I Live In, Pina, Nostalgia for the Light and Tomboy were my favorites.
If you include English language, add Tyrannosaur, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Guard, Attack the Block, Melancholia, Shame and Weekend
Here’s another one:
Come Rain Come Shine
The Kid with a Bike is being released by IFC Films so in addition to getting a 3/16 theatrical release, it will be available ON DEMAND.
I don’t see why some are confused when he writes: Anyone else got any recommendations for any films that are basically not American made.
Unless maybe they think he lives in Latin America or South America. But one can pretty much assume he means foreign films not made in the United States.
Anyway here’s a few:
The Strange Case of Angelica
The Princess of Montpensier
Mysteries of Lisbon
Of God’s and Men
Le Quatro Volte
We deliberately refuse to understand what he means by using the word “foreign”.
We are against the ideology behind the discourse he use.
Thanks for the suggestions. I loved Attack The Block.
A boy with a bike, Tailer Tinker Soldier Spy, Melancholia, The Guard, We Have a Pope and Sleeping Beauty all sound like they’d be good to watch.
LIFEOFFICTION I’ll def check out one of those three films at the very least.