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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1963

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On 8/13/2018 at 7:55 PM, Bogie56 said:

The co-winner of the 1962 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture was …

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The Suitor (1962) Pierre Etaix, France

I looked it up and it looks like a fun movie. Thanks!

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On 8/13/2018 at 8:55 PM, Bogie56 said:

The co-winner of the 1962 Prix Louis Delluc Best Picture was …

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The Suitor (1962) Pierre Etaix, France

 

2 minutes ago, Arsan404 said:

I looked it up and it looks like a fun movie. Thanks!

The Suitor is currently available on FilmStruck, along with seven other films from Pierre Etaix.

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16 minutes ago, Arsan404 said:

I looked it up and it looks like a fun movie. Thanks!

It is. It was on TCM a few years ago with other Etaix movies like Yo-Yo.

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The 1962 Danish Bodil Award for Best Picture went to …

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Weekend (1962) Palle Kjaefuiff-Schmidt, Denmark

The 1962 Danish Bodil Award for Best European Picture went to …

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Jules and Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut, France

The 1962 Danish Bodil Award for Best Non-European Picture went to …

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The Exterminating Angel (1962) Luis Bunuel, Mexico

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1962:

1.) Les Dimanches de Ville D'Abray/Sundays and Cybèle. Serge Bourguignon. France. With Hardy Kruger, Patricia Gozzi, Nicole Courcel.

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2. El Ángel Exterminador/The Exterminating Angel. Luis Buñuel. Mexico. With Silvia Pinal, Enrique García, Jacqueline Andere.

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3. Tlayucan. Luis Alcoriza. Mexico. With Julio Aldama, Norma Angélica, Andrés Soler.

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4. Noz w Wodzie/Knife in the Water. Roman Polanski. Poland. With Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umeka, Zygmunt Malanowicz.

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5. Cléo de 5 à 7/Cleo From 5 to 7. Agnes Varda. France. With Corinne Marchand, José Luis de Villalonga.

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6. Jules et Jim. François Truffaut. France. With Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre.

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7. Espiritismo/Spiritism. Benito Alazraki. Mexico. With José Luis Jiménez, Alicia Caro, Beatriz Aguirre.

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8. Boccaccio 70. Vittorio de Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti. Italy. With Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider.

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9. El Tejedor de Milagros/The Miracle Weaver. Francisco del Villar. Mexico. With Pedro Armedariz, Columba Domínguez, Sergio Bustamante.

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10. La Gran Familia/The Great Family. Fernando Palacios. Spain. With Alberto Closas, Amparo Soler, José Isbert.

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Italy’s Nastro d’Argento Film Journalists 1961/62 Best Picture winners were …

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Salvatore Giuliano (1962) Francesco Rosi, Italy

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The Four Days of Naples (1962) Nanni Loy, Italy

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The 1962 winner of the Japan Blue Ribbon Award was …

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Foundry Town (1962) Kiriro Urayama, Japan

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I saw Yuzo Kawashima's The Elegant Beast, or The Graceful Brute just a few weeks ago at Toronto's TIFF Cinematheque.  It's a comedy that bitingly pokes fun at the materialism in modern Japan society.  A family that live in a tenement are nothing but grifters.  The son has embezzled a large amount of money from the company he works for.  He hopes to escape prosecution as it will only uncover his superior's criminality.  But what none of them have counted on is the wiles of the accountant played by the beautiful Ayako Wakao.  She is the Omarosa of her day.

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Chushingura is yet another adaptation of the 47 Ronin, a Japanese folk-tale based in fact about 47 samurai who avenged their deceased and disgraced master in a plot that took years to come to fruition. The first film version was all the way back in 1907 (!!!). There were several more versions including a mammoth 220-minute version from Kenji Mizoguchi in 1941. This version from 1962 was directed by Hiroshi Inagaki of the Samurai Trilogy fame. It also runs over three hours, but I never checked the clock once. It takes a while to get a hang of all of the characters, but things come together very well by the end, and I was very moved the first time I watched it. A true epic of Japanese cinema.

 

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Shinobi no Mono (aka Ninja, a Band of Assassins) is basically a genre action film, but a well-made and entertaining one. Raizo Ichikawa stars as Goemon Ishikawa, legendary ninja and thorn in the side of the ruling samurai clans. In this first film, Goemon is tasked with assassinating ruthless warlord Oda Nobunaga (Tomisaburo Wakayama of Lone Wolf and Cub fame). Director Satsuo Yamamoto instills a lot of style and quick pacing, and the script holds a few surprises. Raizo Ishikawa was a major star in Japan in the 1950's and 60's. He died of cancer at the age of 37 in 1969. He's not as well known in the west as Toshiro Mifune or Tatsuya Nakadai, but he was arguably a bigger star in his homeland than either of them. There were several more Shinobi films, as well as a TV series and film remakes. Raizo also starred in the Sleepy Eyes of Death series, but I haven't seen any of those.

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Baron Prasil - Czech movie about the life of Baron Munchausen. . The film starts with a cosmonaut landing on the moon only to discover the Baron is already there. The Baron talks to him for a bit and takes him to Earth for his adventures. I thought the animation style in this was very nice, especially the way it blended animation with real people. The jazz type soundtrack was also very nice and fit what was going on screen very well.

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The Winner of the 1962 Cannes Film Festival was this foreign language film …

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The Given Word (1962) Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

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The Steamroller and the Violin - early Tarkovsky film with a young violin player and a steamroller operator making friends. The man teaches the kid how to fight his bullies and to stand up for himself. The steamroller operator invites him to see a movie but the kid is locked away by his mother because she said he had to stay in that night. This movie was kind of touching and sad and I liked the cinematography. 

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This foreign language film won at the 1962 Venice Film Festival ….

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Ivan’s Childhood (1962) Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia

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This foreign language film won the 1962 San Sebastian Film Festival ….

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Arturo’s Island (1962) Damiano Damiani, Italy

This foreign language film won the 1963 San Sebastian Film Festival ….

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Mafioso (1962) Albert Lattuada, Italy.

I've seen Arturo's Island but based on my diary entry was not wowed by it.  I'm not offering any description of the film as I would only be cribbing from wikipedia.  My memory of it is quite hazy!

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The 1962 San Francisco International Film Festival Best Picture winner was …

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The Given Word (1962) Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

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The winner of the 1962 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Nine Days of One Year (1962) Mikhail Romm, Russia

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The winner of the 1962 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best International Picture was ….

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His Days Are Numbered (1962) Elio Petri, Italy

The winner of the 1962 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Picture was ….

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Cerca de las Estrellas (1962) Cesar Fernandez Ardavin, Spain

The winner of the 1963 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best International Picture was ….

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Land of Angels (1962) Gyorgy Revesz, Hungary

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My top FF films of 1963 of the 24 that I have seen are ….

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1.  8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini, Italy

2.  High and Low (1963) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

3.  Over There 1914-1918 (1963) Jean Aurel, France.  [I saw a dubbed version. The narration is the only dialogue]

4.  Contempt (1963) Jean-Luc Godard, France

5.  Winter Light (1963) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

6.  The Leopard (1963) Luchino Visconti, Italy

7.  Alone On the Pacific (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Japan

8.  The Organizer (1963) Mario Monicelli, Italy

9.  Muriel (1963) Alain Resnais, France

10. The Big City (1963) Satyajit Ray, India

 

Amanita Pestilens (1963) Rene Bonniere, Canada.  [there is an English and French version of this film]

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Bay of Angels (1963) Jacques Demy, France

Hands Over the City (1963) Francesco Rosi, Italy

Il Boom (1963) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

A Tout Prendre (1963) Claude Jutra, Canada

An Actor’s Revenge (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Japan

and I’ve also seen …

The Fiances (1963) Ermanno Olmi, Italy

Les Carabiniers (1963) Jean-Luc Godard, France

The Silence (1963) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Zatoichi On the Road (1963) Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Japan

Attack of the Mushroom People (1963) Ishiro Honda, Japan.  [dubbed]

The Living Head (1963) Chano Urueta, Mexico.  [dubbed]

Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963) Giacomo Gentilomo, Italy.  [dubbed]

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