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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2009

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The winners of the 1999 Cannes Film Festival included this foreign language film …

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Rosetta (1999) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium

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This foreign language film won at the 1999 Venice Film Festival ….

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Not One Less (1999) Zhang Yimou, France

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The 1999 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winner was …

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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999) Helene Angel, France

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This foreign language film won the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival …

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What’s Life? (1999) Francois Dupeyron, France

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This film won the Grand Prize at the 1999 Montreal World Film Festival …

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The Color of Paradise (1999) Majid Majidi, Iran

 

This film won the Jury Prize at the 1999 Montreal World Film Festival …

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Not of This World (1999) Giuseppe Piccioni, Italy

 

This film won the Best Canadian Film Award at the 1999 Montreal World Film Festival …

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Memories Unlocked (1999) Jean Beaudin, Canada

 

This film won the Most Popular Film Prize at the 1999 Montreal World Film Festival …

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Postmen In the Mountains (1999) Jianqi Huo, China

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This film won the International Critics Prize at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival …

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Shower (1999) Zhang Yang, China

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The 2000 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Picture went to ….

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S.O.S. (1999) Thomas Tobsahm, Norway

 

The 1999 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Nordic Picture went to ….

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Mifune (1999) Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Denmark

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The winner of the 1999 Sweden’s Goteborg International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Yearning For a Life (1999) Christer Engberg, Sweden

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The winner of the 1999 Stockholm International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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The Carriers Are Waiting (1999) Benoit Mariage, France

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The 1999 winner of the Ghent International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Himalaya (1999) Eric Valli, Michel Debats, Nepal

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Winners of the 1999 Moscow International Film Festival included ….

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Will to Live (1999) Kaneto Shindo, Japan

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The winner of the 1999 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Yana’s Friends (1999) Arik Kaplun, Israel

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The winner of the 1999 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best International Picture was ….

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The Spousals of God (1999) Joao Cesar Monteiro, France

 

The winner of the 1999 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Picture was ….

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Angel, the Diva and I (1999) Pablo Nisenson, Argentina

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The 1999 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Picture Award was …

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A Major Inconvenience (1999) Bernard Stora, France

 

The 1999 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Arabic Picture Award was …

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Land of Fear (1999) Daoud Abdel Sayed, Egypt

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The 1999 winner of the Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Nang Nak (1999) Nonzee Nimibutr, Thailand

 

The 2000 winner of the Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Sandy Lives (1999) Nguyen Thanh Van, Viet Nam

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The Best Picture winner of the 1999 Golden Horse Film Festival was …

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Ordinary Heroes (1999) Ann Hui, Hong Kong

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The winner of the 1999 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Darkness and Light (1999) Tso-chi Chang, Taiwan

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The 2000 International Film Festival of India Best Picture co-winner was …

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Railroad Man (1999) Yasuo Furuhata, Japan

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These were our number one choices for foreign language feature films of the 1990's.

 

La Femme Nikita (1990) Luc Besson, France (2)

C’est la Vie (1990) Diane Kurys, France

Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

The Match Factory Girl (1990) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

A Tale of Springtime (1990) Eric Rohmer, France

 

Delicatessen (1991) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, France (3)

High Heels (1991) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Zhang Yimou, China

 

The Best Intentions (1992) Bille August, Sweden

Daens (1992) Stijn Coninx, Belgium

Hard-Boiled (1992) John Woo, Hong Kong

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) Zhang Yimou, China

A Tale of Winter (1992) Eric Rohmer, France

 

Farewell, My Concubine (1993) Chen Kaige, China (2) 

Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski, France (2)

Cronos (1993) Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico

Island of the Dead (1993) Oleg Kovalov, Russia

Kika (1993) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford, Italy (2) 

Before the Rain (1994) Milcho Manchevski, Macedonia 

Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) Ang Lee, Taiwan 

Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Yves Angelo, France

 

La Ceremonie (1995) Claude Chabrol, France (3)

Antonia’s Line (1995) Marleen Gorris, the Netherlands

Ghost In the Shell (1995) Mamoru, Oshii, Japan

The Horseman on the Roof (1995) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

Underground (1995) Emir Kusturica, Serbia

 

A Summer’s Tale (1996) Eric Rohmer, France (3)

Kondom Des Grauens (1996) Martin Walz, Germany

Koyla (1996) Jan Sverak, Czech Republic

Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich Selbst! (1996) Katharina Hocker, Claudia Willke, Germany

Pusher (1996) Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark

 

Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy  (2)

Hana-bi/Fireworks (1997) Takeshi Kitano, Japan

Karakter (1997) Mike Van Diem, the Netherlands

Mother and Son (1997) Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia

Taste of Cherry (1997) Abbas Kiarostami, Iran

 

Run, Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer, Germany (4)

Central Station (1998) Walter Salles, Brazil

Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998) Julio Medem, Spain

 

Audition (1999) Takeshi Miike, Japan

Beau Travail (1999) Claire Denis, France

The Color of Paradise (1999) Majid Majidi, Iran

The Road Home (1999) Zhang Yimou, China

Time Regained (1999) Raul Ruiz, France

 
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My top FF films of the 1990’s ….

 

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1.  Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Zhang Yimou, China

2.  Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszka Holland, Germany

3.  Les Amants Du Pont Neuf (1991) Leos Carax, France

4.  Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Yves Angelo, France

5.  Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

6.  Central Station (1998) Walter Salles, Brazil

7.  The Celebration (1998) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark

8.  Karakter (1997) Mike Van Diem, the Netherlands

9.  Journey of Hope (1990) Xavier Koller, Switzerland

10. Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski, France

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Favorites of the 1990's

1) Hard Boiled (1992), John Woo, Hong Kong

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2) La Femme Nikita (1990),Luc Besson, France

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3) Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France

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4) Run Lola Run (1998), Tom Tykwer, Germany

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5) Pusher (1996), Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark

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6) Audition (1999), Takashi Miike, Japan

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7) Hana-Bi/Fireworks (1997), Takeshi Kitano, Japan

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8] Cronos (1993), Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico

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9) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Ang Lee, Taiwan

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10) Sonatine (1993), Takeshi Kitano, Japan

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I know, Bogie, I have some (most?) on my list that you detested. 

I can't say the same for yours, though. I liked those that I've seen, but there are six that I haven't watched.

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2 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I know, Bogie, I have some (most?) on my list that you detested. 

I can't say the same for yours, though. I liked those that I've seen, but there are six that I haven't watched.

Just Cronos and the Beat Takeshi film which I tried very hard to like - I usually like those kind of films.  I certainly didn't detest it.  I'll admit to hating Cronos though.  :lol:  I have yet to see Pusher, Audition, and Sonatine.

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Thanks again, Bogie. Most remarkable this decade are the rise of Spain and Denmark.

  1. High Heels (1991) Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
  2. Run, Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer, Germany 
  3. The Celebration (1998) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark
  4. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998) Julio Medem, Spain
  5. The Double Life of Véronique (1991) Krzysztof Kieslowski, France
  6. La Cérémonie (1995) Claude Chabrol, France 
  7. The Match Factory Girl (1990) Aki Kaurismäki, Finland
  8. Kika (1993) Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
  9. Daens (1992) Stijn Coninx, Belgium
  10. The Road Home (1999) Zhang Yimou, China
  11. A Summer’s Tale (1996) Eric Rohmer, France 
  12. Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy 
  13. Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford, Italy 
  14. La Femme Nikita (1990) Luc Besson, France 
  15. Rosetta (1999) Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium

 

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1. Run Lola Run (1998), Tom Tykwer, Germany

2. Delicatessen (1991) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, France

3. Audition (1999), Takashi Miike, Japan

4. Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich Selbst! (1996) Katharina Hocker, Germany

5. Red Cherry, (1995) Ye Ying, China

6. Before the Rain (1994) Milcho Manchevski, Macedonia 

7. Antonia’s Line (1995) Marleen Gorris, the Netherlands

8. Taste of Cherry (1997) Abbas Kiarostami, Iran

9. Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy

10. Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski, France

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