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Discovering World Cinema

by Ally the Manic Listmaker
One film per country list I’ve seen films from 92+ countries (country/example): North America (5) Martinique (Rue cases nègres/Sugar Cane Alley) USA (The Royal Tenenbaums) Canada (The Sweet Hereafter) Mexico (Japón/Japan) Cuba (Memorias del subdesarrollo) South America (8) Argentina (Nueve Reinas/Nine Queens) Bolivia (La nación clandestina) Brazil (City of God) Chile (Jackal of Nahueltoro) Colombia (Maria Full of Grace) Note: IMDB also lists Ecuador and USA as the country. Peru (La teta asustada/The Milk of Sorrow) Note: IMDB also lists Spain as the country. Uruguay (25 Watts) Venezuela (Araya) [ Cyclo XXX’s list ] Africa (19) Angola… Read more

One film per country list

I’ve seen films from 92+ countries (country/example):

North America (5)
Martinique (Rue cases nègres/Sugar Cane Alley)
USA (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Canada (The Sweet Hereafter)
Mexico (Japón/Japan)
Cuba (Memorias del subdesarrollo)

South America (8)
Argentina (Nueve Reinas/Nine Queens)
Bolivia (La nación clandestina)
Brazil (City of God)
Chile (Jackal of Nahueltoro)
Colombia (Maria Full of Grace) Note: IMDB also lists Ecuador and USA as the country.
Peru (La teta asustada/The Milk of Sorrow) Note: IMDB also lists Spain as the country.
Uruguay (25 Watts)
Venezuela (Araya) [ Cyclo XXX’s list ]

Africa (19)
Angola (Quem Faz Correr Quim)
Burkina Faso (Sia, le rêve du python)
Cameroon (Chocolat)
Chad (Daratt/Dry Season)
Cote d’Ivoire (Black and White in Color)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Viva Riva!)
Ethiopia (Teza)
Kenya (The Wedding Camels)
Mali (Yeelen/Brightness)
Mauritania (Heremakono/Waiting for Happiness)
Niger (Le wazzou polygame)
Senegal (Touki Bouki)
South Africa (Tsotsi)
Tunisia (Silences of the Palace)
Egypt (The Curlew’s Cry/The Nightingale’s Prayer)"
Algeria (La battaglia di Algeri/The Battle of Algiers)
Morocco (Indigènes/Days of Glory) Note: IMDB also lists the country as France and Belgium.
Zimbabwe (Everyone’s Child)
Zaire (La vie est belle/Life is Rosy)

Europe (31)
England (Secrets & Lies)
Scotland (Ratcatcher) Note: IMDB says UK, but Lynne Ramsay is from Scotland
Ireland (Hunger (2008))
France (La double vie de Véronique) Note: IMDB also lists Poland and Norway as the country.
Spain (Hable con ella/Talk to Her)
Portugal (Um Filme Falado/A Talking Picture)
Italy (Vincere)
(West) Germany (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant)
Austria (Benny’s Video) Note: IMDB also lists Switzerland as the country. [ Pawelito’s List ]
Switzerland (Höhenfeuer/Alpine Fire) [ Kolar’s List ]
Greece (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera/Eternity and a Day)
Albania (The Forgiveness of Blood)
Poland (Zezowate szczescie/Bad Luck)
Romania (Politist, adj./Police, Adjective)
Bulgaria (Kradetzat na praskovi/The Peach Thief)
Hungary (Sátántangó)
Lithuania (A Casa/The House)
Bosnia & Herzegovina (No Man’s Land) Note: IMDB also lists Slovenia, Italy, France, UK, Belgium as the country.
Macedonia (Before the Rain)
Belgium (L’enfant)
Luxembourg (Tomorrow After the War)
Finland (Match Factory Girl)
Sweden (Låt den rätte komma in/Let the Right One In)
Denmark (Breaking the Waves) Note: IMDB also lists Sweden, France, Netherlands , Norway, Iceland as the country.
Norway (Oslo, 31. august)
Iceland (Heima)
The Netherlands (Antonia’s Line)
Czechoslovakia …now Czech Republic and Slovakia (Obchod na korze/Shop on Main Street)
-Slovakia (Záhrada/The Garden)
Yugoslavia (no longer a country): (Underground)
-Serbia: When Father Was Away on Business (Emir Kusturica)
Estonia (Püha Tõnu kiusamine/The Temptation of St. Tony)
Bulgaria (Kozijat rog/The Goat Horn)
Latvia (Rocks in My Pockets)

Middle-East/Asia (31)
Turkey (Susuz yaz/Dry Summer)
Syria (Al-makhdu’un/The Dupes)
Saudi Arabia (Wadjda)
Afghanistan (The Kite Runner)
Iran (Nema-ye Nazdik/Close-Up)
Iraq (Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand/Turtles Can Fly)
Israel (Ajami)
Palestine (Paradise Now)
Lebanon (Sukkar banat/Caramel) Note: IMDB also lists the country as France.
Armenia (Sayat Nova/Color of Pomegranates)
Kyrgyzstan (Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains)
Ukraine (Earth)
Georgia (The Loneliest Planet)
Russia (Chelovek s kino-apparatom/Man With the Movie Camera) Note: Country is officially the “Soviet Union” (Filmed in Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
Mongolia (Story of the Weeping Camel)
Pakistan (These Birds Walk)
India (Aparajito)
Nepal (Manakamana)
Sri Lanka (Song of Ceylon)
Thailand (Sang sattawat/Syndromes and a Century)
Vietnam (Mùi du du xanh – L’odeur de la papaye verte/The Scent of Green Papaya)
Cambodia (The Missing Picture)
The Philippines (The Perfumed Nightmare)
Indonesia (Leák/Mystics in Bali) not in the Auteurs database
South Korea (Madeo/Mother)
China (Huozhe/To Live)
-Taiwan (Yi Yi) Note: Taiwan is claimable by China
-Hong Kong (Fa yeung nin wa/In the Mood For Love) IMDB’s Note: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China.
Singapore (Shier lou/12 Storeys)
Japan (Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki/When a Woman Ascends the Stairs)
Laos (Extract of LAOS IMAGES SAUVÉES from director Madeleine Riffaud featured in Olivier Assayas’ Apres/MaiSomething in the Air)
Malaysia (Love Conquers All)

Australia/Oceania (3)
Australia (Rabbit-Proof Fence)
New Zealand (An Angel at My Table)
Tahiti, French Polynesia (Walker Evans’ Travel Notes, 1932)

Countries to see films from (140+):
Andorra | Antigua and Barbuda | Azerbaijan
The Bahamas | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belarus | Belize | Benin | Bhutan | Botswana | Brunei | Burundi
Cape Verde | Central African Republic | China Comoros | Republic of the Congo | Costa Rica | Croatia | Cyprus
Djibouti | Dominica | Dominican Republic
East Timor | Ecuador | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Eritrea
Fiji
Gabon | The Gambia | Ghana | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana
Haiti | Honduras
Jamaica | Jordan
Kazakhstan | Kiribati | Korea, North | Kosovo | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Liechtenstein
Madagascar | Malawi | Maldives | Malta | Marshall Islands | Mauritius | Federated States of Micronesia | Moldova | Monaco | Montenegro | Mozambique | Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia | Nauru | Nepal | Nicaragua | Nigeria
Oman
Palau | Panama | Papua New Guinea | Paraguay | Puerto Rico
Qatar
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Samoa | San Marino | Sao Tome and Principe | Serbia | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | Somalia | Sudan | Sudan, South | Suriname | Swaziland | Syria
Tajikistan | Tanzania | Togo | Tonga | Trinidad and Tobago | Turkmenistan | Tuvalu
United Arab Emirates | Uzbekistan
Vanuatu | Vatican City
Wales
Yemen
Zambia

2017
Saw a film from Luxembourg for the first time.

2015
Saw films from Nepal for the first time.

2014
Saw films from Mongolia, Kenya, Latvia, and Malaysia for the first time.

2013
Saw films from Saudi Arabia, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Zaire for the first time.

2012
Saw films from Norway, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia for the first time.

2011
Saw films from Chad, Sri Lanka, Albania, Georgia, and Iceland for the first time.

2010 Goal To see films from 10 different countries I’ve never seen a film from before.
Progress with Goals (10/10): Singapore, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Macedonia, Egypt, Tunisia, Chile, The Philippines, Finland, Lithuania

2009
Saw films from Peru, Turkey, and Iran for the first time.

Dividing by country

Here is a link to the preliminary 2009 Oscar nominations for best foreign language film.

List of all the countries in the world

Visit my site: Cinema Becomes Her

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