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Your Favourite Foreign Language Films Up to 2015

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This foreign language film won at the 2006 Venice Film Festival ….

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Still Life (2006) Jia Zhangke, China

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The 2006 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winner was …

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Das Fraulein (2006) Andrea Staka, Switzerland

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This foreign language film won the 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival …

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My Son (2006) Martial Ferguson, Belgium

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These films were co-winners of the Grand Prize at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival …

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A Long Walk (2006) Eiji Okuda, Japan

 

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The Greatest Love of All (2006) Carlos Diegues, Brazil

 

This film won the Jury Prize at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival …

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Snow In the Wind (2006) Yazhou Yang, China

 

This film won the Best Canadian Film Award at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival …

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The Chinese Botanist’s Daughter (2006) Sijie Dai, Canada

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The 2006 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Picture went to ….

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Free Jimmy (2006) Christopher Nielsen, Norway [animated film released in both English and Norwegian]

 

The 2007 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Picture went to ….

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Reprise (2006) Joachim Trier, Norway

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The winner of the 2006 Nederlands Film Festival Best Picture Award …

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Black Book (2006) Paul Verhoeven, the Netherlands

 

The winner of the 2007 Nederlands Film Festival Best Picture Award …

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Crusade In Jeans (2006) Ben Sombogaart, the Netherlands

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The 2006 winner of the Ghent International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Ten Canoes (2006) Rolf de Neer, Peter Sjigirr, Australia

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The winner of the 2007 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Jar City (2006) Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland

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The 2006 winner of the Hungarian Film Week Best Picture Award was …

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Taxidermia (2006) Gyorgiy Palfi, Hungary

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The winner of the 2007 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best International Picture was ….

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Fiction (2006) Cesc Gay, Spain

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The 2006 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Picture Award was …

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The Road (2006) Jiarui Zhang, China

 

The 2006 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Arabic Picture Award was …

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Cut and Paste (2006) Hala Khalil, Egypt

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The Best Picture winner of the 2006 Golden Horse Film Festival was …

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After This Our Exile (2006) Patrick Tam, Hong Kong

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The winner of the 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies (2006) Michel Hazanavicius, France

 

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The 2006 International Film Festival of India Best Picture winner was …

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The Old Barber (2006) Chaolu Hasi, China

 

The 2007 International Film Festival of India Best Picture winner was …

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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006) Ann Hui, Hong Kong

The imdb has the above noted film as the winner in 2007.  Wikipedia has this tv movie …

The Wall (2007) Chih-Ju Lin, Taiwan

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My top FF films of 2007 of the 14 that I have seen are ….

 

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1.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel, France

2.  Katyn (2007) Andrzej Wajda, Poland

3.  El Bano Del Papa (2007) Cesar Charlone, Enrique Fernandez, Uruguay

4.  The Counterfeiters (2007) Stefan Ruzowitsky, Germany

5.  La Vie En Rose (2007) Olivier Dahan, France

6.  The Kite Runner (2007) Marc Forster, USA

7.  You, the Living (2007) Roy Andersson, Sweden

8.  In the City of Sylvia (2007) Jose Luis Guerin, Spain

9.  4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Cristian Mungiu, Romania

10. The Edge of Heaven (2007) Faith Akin, Gemany

 

The Banishment (2007) Andrey Zvyaginstev, Russia

[rec] (2007) Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza, Spain

 

and I’ve also seen …

Alexandra (2007) Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia

Days of Darkness (2007) Denys Arcand, Canada

 
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  1. Lust, Caution, Ang Lee, China
  2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu, Romania
  3. Fermat's Room, Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña, Spain
  4. Tricks, Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland
  5. Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers!, Daihachi Yoshida, Japan
  6. The Secret of the Grain, Abdellatif Kechiche, France
  7. Water Lilies, Céline Sciamma, France
  8. Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France/Iran 
  9. The Edge of Heaven, Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey
  10. La Vie En Rose, Olivier Dahan, France
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My top FF films of 2007

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1. Silent Light, Carlos Reygadas, Germany

2. Assembly, Feng Xiaogang, China

3. Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France/Iran 

4. It's Hard to be Nice, Srđan Vuletić, Bosnia

5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu, Romania

6. The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitsky, Germany

7. Alexandra, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia

8. Darling, Ram Gopal Varma, India

9. The Schoolgirl's Diary, In Hak Jang, North Korea

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2007

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  1. Inside, Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury, France
  2. [REC], Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza, Spain
  3. Mongol, Sergei Bodrov, Russia/Mongolia
  4. The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitsky, Austria
  5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu, Romania
  6. The Orphanage, J.A. Bayona, Spain
  7. Flash Point, Wilson Yip, Hong Kong
  8. Frontier(s), Xavier Gens, France
  9. The Appeared, Paco Cabezas, Argentina/Spain
  10. La Vie en Rose, Olivier Dahan, France
  11. The Rebel, Charlie Nguyen, Vietnam
  12. Timecrimes, Nacho Vigalondo, Spain
  13. The Kite Runner, Marc Forster, US
  14. Lust, Caution, Ang Lee, US/China
  15. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Julian Schnabel, France/US
  16. Blood Brothers, Alexi Tan, Taiwan/Hong Kong/China
  17. Fear(s) of the Dark, various directors, France

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I've also seen:

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  • Sukiyaki Western Django, Takashi Miike, Japan
  • Big Man Japan, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japan
  • The Substitute, Ole Bornedal, Denmark
  • King of the Mountain, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, Spain
  • Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France/US
  • Sick Nurses, Piraphan Laoyont & Thodsapol Siriwiwat, Thailand
  • Protege, Tung-Shing Yee, Hong Kong
  • Invisible Target, Benny Chan, Hong Kong
  • Room of Death, Alfred Lot, France
  • Voices, Oh Ki-hwan, South Korea
  • Forest of Death, Danny Pang, Hong Kong
  • Eden Log, Franck Vestiel, France
  • Demon Warriors, Thanakorn Pongsuwan, Thailand
  • Room 205, Martin Barnewitz, Denmark
  • The Last Mistress, Catherine Breillat, France
  • Lady Ninja Kaede, Takayuki Kagawa, Japan
  • Trackman, Igor Shavlak, Russia

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Julian Schnabel, France/US
  • La Vie en Rose, Olivier Dahan, France

 

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1.  4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu, Romania

2.  Persepolis  Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France

3.  The Secret of the Grain  Abdellatif Kechiche, France

4.  The Romance of Astrea and Celadon  Eric Rohmer, France

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**Announcement**

2007 will be a shorter week so we can fit in an end of the decade review.  2008 will start Friday July 12 and 2009 will start Thursday July 18th.  The best of 2000-2009 will start sometime on Wednesday July 24.  2010 will start Saturday July 27 as planned.

 
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The 2007 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film …

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The Counterfeiters (2007) Stefan Ruzowitsky, Germany ****

 

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Beaufort (2007) Joseph Cedar, Israel

 

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Katyn (2007) Andrzej Wajda, Poland

 

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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007) Sergey Bodrov, Kazakhstan

 

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12 (2007) Nikita Mikhalkov, Russia

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Nominated for the 2007 BAFTA Foreign Film Award ….

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel, France

 

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La Vie En Rose (2007) Olivier Dahan, France

 

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The Kite Runner (2007) Marc Forster, USA

 

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Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee, China

 

The 2008 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included this nominee ….

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Persepolis (2007) Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France

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The winner of the 2007 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Cristian Mungiu, Romania

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Nominated for the 2007 Independent Spirit Best Picture Award …

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel, France

 

The 2007 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award included these nominees …

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Cristian Mungiu, Romania

 

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The Band’s Visit (2007) Eran Kolirin, Israel

 

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Persepolis (2007) Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, France

 

The 2008 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award included these nominees …

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The Secret of the Grain (2007) Abdellatif Kechiche, France

 

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Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygades, Mexico

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