DrupalWomenQ-#7411

I love foreign films so was wondering if any of our fabulous Gurus have a top 3 favorite films to recommend. My library loves that I order a bunch as it helps expand our patronages’ viewing pleasures. Just finished Beyond Silence (German) and I Am Love (Italian with Tilda Swinton)

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  1. Carol Matthews wrote on :

    The Secret in Their Eyes. From Argentina. Better than I Am Love (and that is saying something!)

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  2. Lisa Shaw wrote on :

    “After the Wedding” is excellent! You start watching it, think you know what the movie is about and then it just keeps evolving. “Brothers” has the same Danish director.

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  3. Karen Phillips wrote on :

    Just remembered The Motorcycle Diaries about the young Che Guevara. A wonderful film!

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  4. Karen Phillips wrote on :

    One must-see film is Cinema Paradiso. This is a beautiful, warm, heart-wrenching and haunting film. I also love Lagaan, Monsoon Wedding and Bride & Prejudice for some romantic Bollywood fun. Of course then there’s the wonderful Amelie and Like Water for Chocolate. I could go on, but impossible to pick only three!

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  5. jkbartist wrote on :

    I love Jean De Florette and Manon of the Springs. Other films that are interesting. Russian Ark (filmed in one take in the Hermitage) Kung Fu Hustle (funny and brilliant) Paradise Now (eye opening) Cache (thrilling) Ran (Beautiful Japanese) Seraphine (I’m an artist, loved it) Shower (Japanese Male bonding) of course you’ve probably seen Lives of Others, Coco before Chanel, Babette’s Feast, Secret in Their Eyes and The Bicycle Thief.

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Wow, glad to know their are others like me that do not mind subtitles just great cinema-Secret in Their Eyes I have not seen, So many good suggestions!

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    • jkbartist wrote on :

      Hi Islegirl74,
      Have you seen Kung Fu Hustle? It’s really quirky but I loved it.

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Yes watched it with my children, one of their first “foreign” films!

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    • jkbartist wrote on :

      same with my boys – it’s kind of west side story meets foreign step it up

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  6. peggyvan wrote on :

    I recently saw “Cave of the Yellow Dog’ a touching film about the now vanishing way of life of sheepherders of western Mongolia. And ‘King of Masks’ about a Chinese street entertainer and the child he adopts. Good watching!!

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Thanks more good movies to see! Off to the library to place an order for several of these films! Always wonderful toget so many excellent suggestions!!!!

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Thanks have not seen any of these two more for my list!

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  7. Clare Bennett wrote on :

    I love Spanish films so my recommendations would be: Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) about Cuba, Hable a ella (Talk to Her) and El norte. Of course anything by Almodovar is a treat.

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Haven’t seen El Norte so thanks for the suggestion off to order at the library today!

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    • Species wrote on :

      Recommendations off the top of my head
      Fanny and Alexander, Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (my fav Almodovar as above), Das Boot, The Lives of Others, Martha, Goodbye Lenin and City of God. Thanks for bringing this up

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Have to watch the last four you suggested the first three were outstanding. Almodovar has so many good films.

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  8. Sheila MacAvoy wrote on :

    Try “An August Lunch,” an Italian film that will make you smile, and also shed a tear. Written, directed and starred in by Gianni Di Gregorio. Also try “Bread and Tulips,” a romantic Italian comedy.

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Bread and Tulips was excellent will have to get An August Lunch Thanks!

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    • peggyvan wrote on :

      Thank you for recommending this film ‘Mid-August Lunch.’ Very endearing–a son who takes care of his mother, shops, and cooks–and then takes on other elderly charges. pvb

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  9. Greenwoman wrote on :

    Look for a recent Japanese film titled “Departures”. It is one of the most lovely modern films about Japanese cultural expectations; and, it is very sensative to the topic of death.

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  10. BwyBelter wrote on :

    My local library also has an extensive foreign film collection. You may be familiar with HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS. Other wonderful films from China also directed by Yimou Zhang include: THE ROAD HOME, RIDING ALONE FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, NOT ONE LESS, and THE ROAD HOME.

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    • victoria dorney wrote on :

      Loved Raise the Red Lantern, also House of the Flying Daggers have to check out The Road Home and the other two films directed by Yimou Zhang! Thanks for the selections!

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  11. Robin Richards wrote on :

    I’m not sure if any other GURUs have responded to your question. I hope they have because I really don’t watch that many foreign films. I can’t think of any that would be my top three.
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