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He Who Strays Discovers New Paths

by Glemaud
He Who Strays Discovers New Paths by Glemaud
“He who strays discovers new paths.” — Nils Kjær Join me, as I travel around the world in film. It aches me to know my ignorance of the outside world prior to my cinematic epiphany, but I’m redeeming my silly, stupid younger years by attempting, possibly, the impossible. I’ll be listing my favorite film from each country in their original title — one must be true to the original filmmaker. Ever updating, as I see more films, and hopefully, better ones than the one I’ve already seen. Afghanistan — Osama (2003, Siddiq Barmak) Albania Algeria — Battaglia di Algeri (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo) Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina — La… Read more

“He who strays discovers new paths.” — Nils Kjær

Join me, as I travel around the world in film. It aches me to know my ignorance of the outside world prior to my cinematic epiphany, but I’m redeeming my silly, stupid younger years by attempting, possibly, the impossible.

I’ll be listing my favorite film from each country in their original title — one must be true to the original filmmaker. Ever updating, as I see more films, and hopefully, better ones than the one I’ve already seen.

Afghanistan — Osama (2003, Siddiq Barmak)
Albania
Algeria — Battaglia di Algeri (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina — La Niña Santa (2004, Lucrecia Martel)
Armenia — Verj (1994, Artavazd Peleshian)
Australia — Franz & Kafka (1997, Matthew Saville)
Austria — Der Siebente Kontinent (1989, Michael Haneke)
Azerbaijan
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium — Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976, Chantal Akerman)
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil — Limite (1931, Mario Peixoto)
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada — The Heart of the World (2000, Guy Maddin)
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China — Laam yan sei sap (2002, Ann Hui)
Colombia
Comoros
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba — Soy Cuba (1964, Mikhail Kalatozov)
Cyprus
Czech Republic — Jizda (1994, Jan Sverák)
Czechoslovakia — Kocár do Vídne (1966, Karel Kachyna)
Denmark — Reconstruction (2003, Christoffer Boe)
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt — Bab el hadid (1958, Youssef Chahine)
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia — Sügisball (2007, Veiko Õunpuu)
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France — La Règle du jeu (1939, Jean Renoir)
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany — Liebelei (1933, Max Ophüls)
Ghana
Greece — Para ligo, para ponto, para triha (2002, Stella Theodoraki)
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary — Sátántangó (1994, Béla Tarr)
Iceland
India
Indonesia — Jermal (2008, Ravi L. Bharwani, Rayya Makarim, & Orlow Seunke)
Iran — Turbulent (1998, Shirin Neshat)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel — Giv’at Halfon Eina Ona (1976, Assi Dayan)
Italy — Notte d’estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (1986, Lina Wertmüller)
Jamaica
Japan — Sanshô dayû (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia — Krisana (2005, Fred Kelemen)
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania — Koridorius (1994, Sharunas Bartas)
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico — Susana (1951, Luis Buñuel)
Federated States of Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands — Living (1971, Frans Zwartjes)
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway — Insomnia (1997, Erik Skjoldbjærg)
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines — Serbis (2008, Brillante Mendoza)
Poland — Golem (1980, Piotr Szulkin)
Portugal
Qatar
Romania — Padurea spânzuratilor (1964, Liviu Ciulei)
Russia — Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912, Wladyslaw Starewicz)
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal — La Petite vendeuse de soleil (1999, Djibril Diop Mambéty)
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia — Obchod na korze (Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos, 1965)
Slovenia — Vem (2008, Jan Cvitkovic)
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea — Hanyo (1960, Ki-young Kim)
Soviet Union — Iyulskiy dozhd (1967, Marlen Khutsiyev)
Spain — Cría cuervos (1976, Carlos Saura)
Sri Lanka — Padadaya (1998, Linton Semage)
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden — Viskningar och rop (1971, Ingmar Bergman)
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan — Qingmei Zhuma (1985, Edward Yang)
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand — Sang sattawat (2006, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom — Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
United States of America — The Telephone Book (1971, Nelson Lyon)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
West Germany — Dal polo all’equatore (1987, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi)
Yemen
Yugoslavia — Neka cudna zemlja (1988, Dragan Marinkovic)
Zambia
Zimbabwe


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