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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2013

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Thirst is from director Park Chan-wook (OldboySympathy for Mr. Vengeance). It stars Song Kang-ho as a priest who volunteers for an experiment hoping to cure a new and deadly disease, only for the treatment to turn him into a vampire. Park subverts the horror genre much the way he did with the action and crime dramas previously. While there is a lot of blood, the emphasis is on character, and a deep spiritual sadness. It's a very unusual film, one that will put off many horror fans while disgusting many in the arthouse crowd.

 

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Sin Nombre may be timelier now more than ever. It tracks a young Honduran woman as she tries to make it to the U.S. and a better life. She meets a young Mexican boy along the way and the two pair up to try and survive the perilous journey. Director Cary Fukunaga has gone on to great critical success with the show True Detective, and the films Jane Eyre (2011) and Beasts of No Nation (2015). He's currently making the next James Bond movie.

 

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Amer is an example of style over substance. In fact, there's very little substance here at all. It's an homage to the Italian genre films of the 1970's, and should be approached as an experience more than a narrative story. As you may have guessed, many (most?) audiences will not care for this, but I thought it was frequently beautiful to look at and listen to.

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4 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Sin Nombre may be timelier now more than ever.

We showed Sin Nombre at the Outreach Department where I used to work, and it made a strong impact on most of the audience. The movie tries to be realistic and stylish at the same time depicting the hard life of illegal immigrants.

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The 2009 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film …

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina ****

 

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Ajami (2009) Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani, Israel

 

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The Milk of Sorrow (2009) Claudia Liosa, Peru

 

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria

 

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A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard, France

 

The 2010 Academy Best Picture Award included this nominee …

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Dogtooth (2009) Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece

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The 2009 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

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A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard, France ****

 

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Broken Embraces (2009) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria

 

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Coco Before Chanel (2009) Anne Fontaine, France

 

The 2010 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Niels Arden Opley, Sweden ****

 

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I am Love (2009) Luca Guadagnino, Italy

 

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

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The winner of the 2009 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria

 

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The 2009 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award included these nominees …

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A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard, France

 

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The Maid (2009) Sebastian Silva, Chile

 

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Mother (2009) Joon-ho bong, South Korea

 

The 2010 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award included this nominee …

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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009) Stephane Brize, France

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The 2009 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included this nominee …

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Sin Nombre (2009) Cary Fukunaga, Mexico

 

The 2010 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included …

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A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard, France ****

 

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

 

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I am Love (2009) Luca Guadagnino, Italy

 

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Dogtooth (2009) Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece

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The winner of the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria

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The 2009 winner of France’s Cesar Best Picture Award …

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A Prophet (2009) Jacques Audiard, France

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The 2009 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009) Florian Gallenberger, Germany

 

The 2010 German Film Awards Best Picture was …

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria/Germany

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The 2009 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Niels Arden Opley, Sweden

 

The 2010 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge Foreign Film Award was …

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Lourdes (2010) Jessica Hausner, France

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The 2009 Canadian Film Award winner …

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Polytechnique (2009) Denis Villeneuve, Canada

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Italy’s David di Donatello 2008/09 Best Picture winner …

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The Man Who Will Come (2009) Giorgio Diritti, Italy

 

Italy’s David di Donatello 2008/09 Best Foreign Film winner …

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The Concert (2009) Radu Mihaleanu, France

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The 2009 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was …

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Cell 211 (2009) Daniel Monzon, Spain

 

The 2009 winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish language Foreign Film was …

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

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The winner of the 2009 Polish Film Best Picture Award was …

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The Reverse (2009) Borys Lankosz, Poland

 

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The 2009 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award was …

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Room and a Half (2009) Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, Russia

 

The 2009 winner of Russia’s Nika Best Picture Award from the CIS and Baltics was …

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Melody For a Street Organ (2009) Kira Muratova, Ukraine

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  1. Slovenian Girl, Damjan Kozole, Slovenia
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, Sweden
  3. Tales from the Golden Age, Hanno Höfer, Cristian Mungiu e.a., Romania
  4. Storm, Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany/Netherlands
  5. Don’t Look Back, Marina de Van, France
  6. About Elly, Asghar Farhadi, Iran
  7. Air Doll, Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan
  8. Broken Embraces, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
  9. The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, Colombia
  10. Micmacs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
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Slovenian Girl (Slovenka) is the best Slovenian film of all time - not that there's much competition. A young woman moves from a village to the capital Ljubljana. To finance a nice apartment she starts secretly working as a call girl under the name Slovenka, but things go wrong. The contrast between country and city lifestyle is well depicted.

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Tales from the Golden Age (Amintiri din Epoca de Aur) is a Romanian anthology film by five different directors. One of them is Cristian Mungiu, from 4 Months... The title is ironic, because these are anekdotes from the era of Nicolae Ceausescu. In one story the local newspaper editors have to manipulate a photo to make the dictator look like a strong leader. In another two con artists use a far-fetched trick to collect bottles for the refund money.

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Storm is a court drama about the Former Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague. Kerry Fox plays the prosecutor whi tries to convince a Bosnian woman (Anamaria Marinca) to testify about the atrocities, but this would put her life in danger.

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The winner of the 2009 Cinema Brazil Best Picture Award was …

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (2009) Anna Muylaert, Brazil

 

The winner of the 2010 Cinema Brazil Best Foreign Film was …

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

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The 2009 winner of Argentina’s Premios Sur Best Picture Award was …

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The Secret In Their Eyes (2009) Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

 

The 2010 winner of Argentina’s Premios Sur Best Picture Award was …

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The Man Next Door (2009) Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat, Argentina

 

The 2010 winner of Argentina’s Premios Sur Best Foreign Film Award was …

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The White Ribbon (2009) Michael Haneke, Austria

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The 2010 National Film Awards of India Best Picture was …

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Kutty Srank: The Sailor of Hearts (2009) Shaji N. Karun, India

 

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The 2009 winner of Japan’s Academy Award was …

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The Unbroken (2009) Setsuro Wakamatsu, Japan

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China’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Picture of 2009 was …

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The Founding of a Republic (2009) Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang, China

 

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The 2009 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture went to …

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Bodyguards and Assassins (2009) Teddy Chan, Hong Kong

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The 2008 winner of the Africa Movie Academy Best Picture Award was …

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From a Whisper (2009) Wanuri Kahlu, Kenya

 

The 2009 winner of the Africa Movie Academy Best Picture Award was …

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The Figurine (2009) Kuni Afolayan, Nigeria

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