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The winners of the 2019 Venice Film Festival included ….

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Atlantis (2019) Valentyn Vasyanovych, Ukraine

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The 2019 Locarno International Film Festival foreign film winner was …

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Vitalina Varela (2019) Pedro Costa, Portugal

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This foreign language film won the 2019 San Sebastian Film Festival …

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Pacified (2019) Paxton Winters, Brazil

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This film won the Best Canadian Film Award at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival …

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Antigone (2019) Sophie Deraspe, Canada

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The winner of the 2019 Nederlands Film Festival Best Picture Award …

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Dirty God (2019) Sacha Polak, the Netherlands

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The 2019 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Picture went to ….

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Out Stealing Horses (2019) Hans Petter Moland, Norway

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The winner of the 2019 Sweden’s Goteborg International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Queen of Hearts (2019) May el-Toukhy, Denmark

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The 2019 winner of the Ghent International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Ondog (2019) Quan’an Wang, China

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The winner of the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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The Father (2019) Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria

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The winner of the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Uncle (2019) Frelle Petersen, Denmark

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Here were our number one choices for this decade ...

 

13 Assassins (2010) Takashi Miike, Japan (2)

Identity Card (2010) Ondrej Trojan, Czech Republic

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) Raoul Ruiz, Portugal/France

On the Path (2010) Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Faust (2011) Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia

Hasta la Vista/Come As You Are (2011) Geoffrey Enthoven, Belgium

Lessons of a Dream (2011) Sebastian Grobler, Germany

The Raid: Redemption (2011) Gareth Evans, Indonesia

The Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

The Hunt (2012) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark (2)

Holy Motors (2012) Leos Carax, France

My Beautiful Country (2012) Michaela Kezele, Serbia

A Royal Affair (2012) Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark

 

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) Abdellatif Kechiche, France

Hard to Be a God (2013) Aleksey German, Russia

Metro Manila (2013) Sean Ellis, Philippines

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) Isao Takahata, Japan

We Are the Best! (2013) Lukas Moodysson, Sweden

 

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) Han-min Kim, South Korea

Phoenix (2014) Christian Petzold, Germany

The Raid 2 (2011) Gareth Evans, Indonesia

Two Days, One Night (2014) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium

Wild Tales (2014) Damian Szifron, Argentina

 

Dheepan (2015) Jacques Audiard, France

Francofonia (2015) Alexander Sokurov, Russia

Look Who’s Back (2015) David Wnendt, Germany

The Lure (2015) Agnieszka Smoczynska, Poland

Victoria (2015) Sebastian Schipper, Germany

 

The Handmaiden (2016) Chan-wook Park, South Korea (2)

The Salesman (2016) Asghar Farhadi, Iran (2)

Train to Busan (2016) Sang-ho Yeon, South Korea

 

Loveless (2017) Andrey Zvyaginstev, Russia

November (2017) Rainer Warnet, Estonia

On Body and Soul (2017) Ildiko Envedi, Hungary

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Issa Lopez, Mexico

The Young Karl Marx (2017) Raoul Peck, France

 

Burning (2018) Chang-dong Lee, South Korea

Decision: Liquidation (2018) Aleksandr Aravin, Russia

Everybody Knows (2018) Asghar Farhadi, Spain

Transit (2018) Christian Petzold, Germany

Utoya: July 22 (2018) Erik Poppe, Norway

 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Chiwetel Eijofor, UK

First Love (2019) Takashi Miike, Japan

The Wolf’s Call (2019) Antonin Baudry, France

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My top FF films of the 2010’s ….

 

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1.  Wild Tales (2014) Damian Szifron, Argentina

2.  The Salesman (2016) Asghar Farhadi, Iran

3.  Everybody Knows (2018) Asghar Farhadi, Spain

4.  Capernaum (2018) Nadine Labaki, Lebanon

5.  13 Assassins (2010) Takashi Miike, Japan

6.  The Hunt (2012) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark

7.  The Handmaiden (2016) Chan-wook Park, South Korea

8.  Amour (2012) Michael Haneke, France

9.  Metro Manila (2013) Sean Ellis, Philippines

10. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) Abdellatif Kechiche, France

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1. The Young Karl Marx (2017) Raoul Peck, France

2. Look Who’s Back (2015) David Wnendt, Germany

3. Identity Card (2010) Ondrej Trojan, Czech Republic

4. Loveless (2017) Andrey Zvyaginstev, Russia

5. Hard to Be a God (2013) Aleksey German, Russia

6. The Handmaiden (2016) Chan-wook Park, South Korea 

7. The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) Han-min Kim, South Korea

8. Lessons of a Dream (2011) Sebastian Grobler, Germany

9. My Beautiful Country (2012) Michaela Kezele, Serbia

10. Decision: Liquidation (2018) Aleksandr Aravin, Russia

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Favorites of the 2010's

  1. The Raid 2, Gareth Evans, Indonesia (2014)
  2. Burning, Chang-dong Lee, South Korea (2018)
  3. The Lure, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Poland (2015)
  4. The Raid, Gareth Evans, Indonesia (2011)
  5. Train to Busan, Sang-ho Yeon, South Korea (2016)
  6. 13 Assassins, Takashi Miike, Japan (2010)
  7. We Are the Best!, Lukas Moodysson, Sweden (2013)
  8. Tigers Are Not Afraid, Issa Lopez, Mexico (2017)
  9. The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark (2012)
  10. Wild Tales, Damian Szifron, Argentina (2014)
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 1.  Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)  Raul Ruiz, Portugal

 2.  The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)  Isao Takahata, Japan

 3.  Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)  Abdellatif Kechiche, France

 4.  Hard to be a God (2013)  Alexei German, Russia

 5.  Faust (2011)  Alexander Sokurov, Russia

 6.  Phoenix (2014)  Christian Petzold, Germany

 7.  November (2017)  Rainer Sarnet, Estonia

 8.  Holy Motors (2012)  Leos Carax, France

 9.  Transit (2018)  Christian Petzold, Germany

10.  A Separation (2011)  Asghar Farhadi, Iran

11.  Certified Copy (2010)  Abbas Kiarostami, France

12.  The Kid with a Bike (2011)  Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium

13.  The Wind Rises (2012)  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan

14.  Long Day's Journey into Night (2018)  Bi Gan, China

15.  Like Someone in Love (2012)  Abbas Kiarostami, Japan

16.  Faces Places (2017)  Agnes Varda, JR, France

17.  Two Days, One Night (2014)  Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium

18.  The Salesman (2016) Asghar Farhadi, Iran

19.  The Grandmaster (2012)  Wong Kar-wai, China

20.  Sunset (2018)  Laszlo Nemes, Hungary

21.  When Marnie was There (2014)  Hirosama Yonebayashi, Japan

22.  Francofonia (2015)  Alexander Sokurov, Russia

23.  The Act of Killing (2012)  Joshua Oppenheimer, Norway/Denmark

 

 

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  1. The Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  2. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) Abdellatif Kechiche, France
  3. A Royal Affair (2012) Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark
  4. Utoya: July 22 (2018) Erik Poppe, Norway
  5. On the Path (2010) Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Two Days, One Night (2014) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium
  7. The Hunt (2012) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark 
  8. Wild Tales (2014) Damian Szifron, Argentina
  9. The Handmaiden (2016) Chan-wook Park, South Korea
  10. Happy As Lazzaro (2018) Alice Rohrwacher, Italy
  11. Victoria (2015) Sebastian Schipper, Germany
  12. After Lucia (2012) Michel Franco, Mexico
  13. Difret (2014) Zeresenay Mehari, Ethiopia
  14. On Body and Soul (2017) Ildiko Envedi, Hungary
  15. Sami Blood (2016) Amanda Kernell, Sweden
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Here are our choices for the best of each decade ....

pre 1920

Cabiria (1914) Giovanni Pastrone, Italy (2)

Les Vampires (1915) Louis Feuillade, France (2)

The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) Victor Sjostrom, Sweden

 

1920’s

Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang, Germany (2)

Mother (1926) V.I. Pudovkin, Russia

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Carl Dreyer, France

 

1930’s

M (1931) Fritz Lang, Germany (2)

Grand Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir, France (2)

Moscow Laughs (1934) Grigori Aleksandrov, Russia

 

1940’s

Bicycle Thieves (1948) Vittorio De Sica, Italy (2)

Ivan the Terrible Part One (1944) Sergei Eisenstein, Russia

Children of Paradise (1945) Marcel Carne, France

Rome, Open City (1945) Roberto Rossellini, Italy

 

1950’s

Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa, Japan (2)

The Nights of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini, Italy

A Man Escaped or The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956) Robert Bresson, France

The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

 

1960’s

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

Andrei Rublev (1966) Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia

Fellini Satyricon (1969) Federico Fellini, Italy

Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Jean-Luc Godard, France

Yojimbo (1961) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

 

1970’s

The Confession (1970) Constantin Costa-Gavras, France

The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy

White Sun of the Desert (1970) Vladimir Motyl, Russia

Cries and Whispers (1972) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Suspiria (1977) Dario Argento, Italy

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany

 

1980’s

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Ruggero Deodato, Italy

Das Boot (1981) Wolfgang Petersen, Germany

Koyaanisqatsi (1982) Godfrey Reggio, USA

Shoah (1985) Claude Lanzman, France

Jean de Florette (1986) Claude Berri, France

 

1990’s

High Heels (1991) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Zhang Yimou, China

Hard Boiled (1992) John Woo, Hong Kong

Run, Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer, Germany

Time Regained (1999) Raul Ruiz, France

 

2000’s

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

Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee, China

Oldboy (2003) Chan-wook Park, South Korea

Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki, Japan

The Star/Zvezda (2002) Nikolai Lebedev, Russia

 

2010’s

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) Raoul Ruiz, Portugal/France

The Raid 2 (2011) Gareth Evans, Indonesia

The Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

Wild Tales (2014) Damian Szifron, Argentina

The Young Karl Marx (2017) Raoul Peck, France

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My top FF films of all time ….

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1.  The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy

2.   Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

3.   Children of Paradise (1945) Marcel Carne, France

4.  Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

5.  Pather Panchali (1955) Satyajit Ray, India

6.  Fellini Satyricon (1969) Federico Fellini, Italy

7.  The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

8.  Mother (1926) V.I. Pudovkin, Russia

9.  The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Carl Dreyer, France

10. Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy

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Favorite Foreign-Language Films of All Time

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  1. Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1954)
  2. The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer, France (1928)
  3. The Wages of Fear, Henri-Georges Clouzot, France (1953)
  4. Metropolis, Fritz Lang, Germany (1927)
  5. Napoleon, Abel Gance, France (1927)
  6. M, Fritz Lang, Germany (1931)
  7. Ikiru, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1952)
  8. Kwaidan, Masaki Kobayashi, Japan (1964)
  9. Shoeshine, Vittorio De Sica, Italy (1946)
  10. Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, USSR (1929)                                                                              
  11. Suspiria, Dario Argento, Italy (1977)
  12. Oldboy, Chan-wook Park, South Korea (2003)
  13. Harakiri, Masaki Kobayashi, Japan (1962)
  14. Wild Strawberries, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (1957)
  15. La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini, Italy (1960)
  16. Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1950)
  17. Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, Germany (1922)
  18. 8 1/2, Federico Fellini, Italy (1963)
  19. Yojimbo, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1961)
  20. Shame, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (1968)                                                                                               
  21. Tokyo Story, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan (1953)
  22. Let the Right One In, Tomas Alfredson, Sweden (2008)
  23. The Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria (1966)
  24. L'Age d'Or, Luis Bunuel, France (1930)
  25. The Sword of Doom, Kihachi Okamoto, Japan (1966)
  26. The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy (1970)
  27. Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir, France (1937)
  28. Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen, West Germany (1981) 
  29. Umberto D., Vittorio De Sica, Italy (1952)
  30. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Fritz Lang, Germany (1933)                                                                    
  31. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, USSR (1925)
  32. Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico/Spain (2006)
  33. Ran, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1985)
  34. Come and See, Elem Klimov, USSR (1985)
  35. Onibaba, Kaneto Shindo, Japan (1964)
  36. Hard Boiled, John Woo, Hong Kong (1992)
  37. Amelie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France (2001)
  38. La Femme Nikita, Luc Besson, France (1990)
  39. Viy, Konstantin Ershov & Georgiy Kropachyov, USSR (1967)
  40. Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1957)                                                                                      
  41. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee, Taiwan (2000)
  42. The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (1957)
  43. The Last Laugh, F.W. Murnau, Germany (1924)
  44. A Nous la Liberte, Rene Clair, France (1931)
  45. Die Nibelungen, Fritz Lang, Germany (1924)
  46. Pather Panchali, Satyajit Ray, India (1955)
  47. Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, Japan (1988)
  48. Le Samourai, Jean-Pierre Melville, France (1967)
  49. High & Low, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1963)
  50. The Exterminating Angel, Luis Bunuel, Mexico (1962)                                                                            
  51. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Luis Bunuel, France (1972)
  52. Stray Dog, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1949)
  53. Beauty & the Beast, Jean Cocteau, France (1946)
  54. Les Miserables, Raymond Bernard, France (1934)
  55. Tokyo Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa, Japan (1965)
  56. Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Japan (1989)
  57. Los Olvidados, Luis Bunuel, Mexico (1950)
  58. Faust, F.W. Murnau, Germany (1926)
  59. Z, Costa-Gavras, France/Algeria (1969)
  60. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Chia-Liang Liu, Hong Kong (1978)                                                           
  61. Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, USSR (1975)
  62. The Virgin Spring, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (1960)
  63. Late Spring, Yasujiro Ozu, Japan (1949)
  64. Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto, Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan (1954)
  65. Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR (1972)
  66. Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, Japan (1954)
  67. Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France (1990)
  68. Fellini Satyricon, Federico Fellini, Italy (1969)
  69. Fanny, Marc Allegret, France (1932)
  70. Black Sunday, Mario Bava, Italy (1960)                                                                                                  
  71. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Weine, Germany (1920)
  72. The Hidden Fortress, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1958)
  73. Divorce Italian Style, Pietro Germi (1961)
  74. The Raid 2, Gareth Evans, Indonesia (2014)
  75. Nights of Cabiria, Federico Fellini, Italy (1957)
  76. The Story of a Cheat, Sacha Guitry, France (1936)
  77. The Burmese Harp, Kon Ichikawa, Japan (1956)
  78. Pusher, Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark (1996)
  79. Violent Cop, Takeshi Kitano, Japan (1989)
  80. Nosferatu the Vampyre, Werner Herzog, West Germany (1979)                                                              
  81. Westfront 1918, G.W. Pabst, Germany (1930)
  82. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, Benjamin Christensen, Sweden (1922)
  83. Inside, Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury, France (2007)
  84. Hero, Zhang Yimou, China (2002)
  85. Audition, Takashi Miike, Japan (1999)
  86. Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer, Germany (1998)
  87. Sonatine, Takeshi Kitano, Japan (1993)
  88. L'Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy (1960)
  89. Adam's Apples, Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark (2005)
  90. Russian Ark, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia (2002)                                                                                       
  91. Ariel, Aki Kaurismaki, Finland (1988)
  92. Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders, West Germany (1987)
  93. House, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japan (1977)
  94. Red Beard, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1965)
  95. La Strada, Federico Fellini, Italy (1952)
  96. The Big City, Satyajit Ray. India (1963)
  97. Going Places, Bertrand Blier, France (1974)
  98. The Bad Sleep Well, Akira Kurosawa, Japan (1960)
  99. Il Sorpasso, Dino Risi, Italy (1962)
  100. Un Chien Andalou, Luis Bunuel, France (1929)

 

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Impossible choices of course, but this top 10 is fairly representative and spread out over decades and countries. Thanks, Bogie for running this thread for so long!

  1. The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  2. 8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini, Italy 
  3. Jean de Florette (1986) Claude Berri, France
  4. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany
  5. The Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  6. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) Abdellatif Kechiche, France
  7. Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang, Germany 
  8. Machuca (2004) Andrés Wood, Chile
  9. Red Sorghum (1987) Yang Zhimou, China
  10. Grbavica (2006) Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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1. The Nights of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini, Italy

2. The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

3. White Sun of the Desert (1970) Vladimir Motyl, Russia

4.  Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Ruggero Deodato, Italy

5. The Young Karl Marx (2017) Raoul Peck, France

6. The Star/Zvezda (2002) Nikolai Lebedev, Russia

7. Fanny and Alexander (1982), Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

8. Moscow Laughs (1934) Grigori Aleksandrov, Russia

9. Look Who's Back (2015), David Wnendt, Germany

10. Grand Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir, France

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  1. The Confession  (1970)   Constantin Costa-Gavras, France
  2. Shoah (1985)  Claude Lanzmann, France
  3. Andrei Rublev (1966)  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union
  4. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)  Marcel Ophuls, France
  5. Grand Illusion (1937)  Jean Renoir, France
  6. Fanny and Alexander (1982)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  7. The Rules of the Game (1939)  Jean Renoir, France
  8. A Man Escaped (1956)  Robert Bresson, France
  9. The Mirror (1975)  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union
  10. The Seven Samurai (1954)  Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  11. Cries and Whispers (1972)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  12. Ordet (1955)  Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark
  13. Spirited Away (2001)  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  14. The Leopard (1963)  Luchino Visconti, Italy
  15. Time Regained (1999)  Raul Ruiz, France
  16. Pather Panchali (1955)  Satyajit Ray, India
  17. Persona (1966)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  18. Russian Ark (2002)  Alexander Sokurov, Rusia
  19. A Very Long Engagement (2004)  Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
  20. C’est la Vie/La Baule-Les-Pins (1990)  Diane Kurys, France
  21. Last Year in Marienbad (1961)  Alain Resnais, France
  22. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)  Luis Bunuel, France
  23. Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944)  Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union
  24. Breathless (1960)  Jean-Luc Godard, France
  25. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two (1958)  Sergei Eisenstein, Soviet Union
  26. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)  Jacques Rivette, France
  27. Delicatessen (1991)  Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, France
  28. The World of Apu (1959)  Satyajit Ray, India
  29. Children of Paradise (1945)  Marcel Carne, France
  30. The Travelling Players (1975)  Theo Angelopoulos,Greece
  31. Solaris (1972)  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union
  32. The Earrings of Madame De (1953)  Max Ophuls, France
  33. Miracle in Milan (1951)  Vittorio de Sica, Italy
  34. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)  Carl Theodor Dreyer, France
  35. The Seventh Seal (1957)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  36. The Wages of Fear (1953)  Henri Clouzot, France
  37. Throne of Blood (1957)  Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  38. Wild Strawberries (1957)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  39. Umberto D (1952)  Vittorio de Sica, Italy
  40. Fitzcarraldo (1982)  Werner Herzog, West Germany

41.  The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1973)  Werner Herzog, West Germany

  1. The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1964)  Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy
  2. Au Hasard, Baltazar (1966)  Robert Bresson, France
  3. Charulata (1964)  Satyajit Ray, India
  4. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)  Robert Bresson, France
  5. The Vanishing (1988) George Sluizer, Denmark
  6. M (1931)  Fritz Lang, Germany
  7. Hotel Terminus (1988)  Marcel Ophuls, United States
  8. Pierrot le Fou (1965)  Jean-Luc Godard, France
  9. Jules and Jim (1962)  Francois Truffaut, France
  10. Sans Soleil (1983)  Chris Marker, France
  11. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)  Werner Herzog, West Germany
  12. Winter Light (1963)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  13. The Battle of Algiers (1966)  Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria,
  14. Gertrud (1964)  Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark
  15. L’Argent (1983)  Robert Bresson, France
  16. Vampyr (1932)  Carl Theodor Dreyer, Germany/France
  17. The Flowers of Saint Francis (1950)  Roberto Rossellini, Italy
  18. Weekend (1967)  Jean-Luc Godard, France
  19. The Organizer (1963)  Mario Monicelli, Italy
  20. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)  Luis Bunuel, France
  21. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)  Victor Erice, Spain
  22. Ponyo (2008)  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  23. The Bicycle Thieves (1947)  Vittorio De Sica, Italy
  24. The 400 Blows (1959)  Francois Truffaut, France
  25. Scenes from a Marriage (1974)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  26. Stalker (1979)  Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union
  27. Contempt (1963)  Jean-Luc Godard,, France
  28. A Day in the Country (1946)  Jean Renoir, France
  29. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)  Ingmar Bergman, Sweden
  30. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)  Jacques Tati, France
  31. Playtime (1967)  Jacques Tati, France
  32. The Ascent (1977)  Larissa Shepitko, Soviet Union
  33. Come and See (1985)  Elem Klimov, Soviet Union
  34. La Commune Paris 1871 (2000)  Peter Watkins, France
  35. Lola Montes (1955)  Max Ophlus, France
  36. La Ronde (1950)  Max Ophuls, France
  37. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)  Cristian Mungiu, Romania
  38. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  39. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)  Francois Truffaut, France
  40. Day of Wrath (1943)  Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark
  41. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)  Jacques Demy, France
  42. The Music Room (1958)  Satyajit Ray, India
  43. Ikiru (1952)  Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  44. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan
  45. La Femme Nikita (1990)  Luc Besson, France
  46. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)  Isao Takahata, Japan
  47. Jeanne Dielman, 2300 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)  Chantal Akerman, Belgium
  48. The Best Intentions (1992)  Billie August, Sweden
  49. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)  Raul Ruiz, Portugal
  50. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) Isao Takahata, Japan
  51. Napoleon (1927)  Abel Gance, France
  52. La Maman et la Putain (1973)  Jean Eustache, France
  53. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)  Julio Medem, Spain
  54. Ran (1985)  Akira Kurosawa, Japan
  55. Le Samourai (1967)  Jean-Pierre Melville, France
  56. Band of Outsiders (1964)  Jean-Luc Godard, France
  57. Chungking Express (1994)  Wong Kar-wai, China
  58. Mon Oncle (1958)  Jacques Tati, France
  59. Red Psalm (1972)  Miklos Jancso, Hungary

 

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Here are our choices for the best foreign films of all time ...

 

Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa, Japan

The Nights of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini, Italy

The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

The Confession (1970) Constantin Costa-Gavras, France

The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy

 

and these films featured more than once in our various top tens ...

 

Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa, Japan (3)

The Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (3)

Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang, Germany (2)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Carl Dreyer, France (2)

Grand Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir, France (2)

Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica, Italy (2)

Fanny and Alexander (1982) Ingmar Bergman, Sweden (2)

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I would like to thank everyone who has participated in this thread since it started two years ago.  I have gained a broader knowledge of the foreign films that are out there and worth seeing.  As a list maker I've added the films mentioned to my 'To Be Seen' film list and have already managed to seak out quite a few of them.  Now if I can only live to 150 I might be able to see them all.

I've changed the title of the thread to simply Your Favourite Foreign Language Films.  It is open to anyone to come back and post about any new FF's they have seen that they would like to share with others.

On that note I would like to recommend a very powerful documentary that I have just seen ...

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The Cave (2019) Feras Fayyad, Syria

It tells the story of a city in Syria that is under daily siege from government and Russian war planes.  400,000 people have not been able to escape and many die each day.  The film focuses on one female paediatrician who also manages the underground make shift hospital.  Not only does she come under fire from above but incredibly draws criticism from some of her patients who don't believe a woman should hold such a position.  Seeing children suffering from chemical bombs is tough going but after 90 minutes one comes to appreciate that these civilians are not that much different than us and really deserve our help.  It is yet another good documentary from National Geographic.

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Gate of Hell (1953) Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan- 6/10- In 1160, a noble samurai is sent to protect a lady in waiting disguised as the Empress' sister. Soon he falls in love with her but is rejected because she is married. Gradually his infatuation causes him to lose his sanity and send him down a dark path dooming them all. The plot to this one isn't particularly interesting but the selling point is the beautiful cinematography and Eastman color. This won an Academy Award for foreign film and I have to think it was entirely because color was new at the time. While it is a decent film from a visual perspective, it is not that interesting and the acting is a bit wooden. I also didn't like the orchestral soundtrack which seemed out of place. A film like this needs a traditional Japanese sound like in Ugetsu Monogatari from the same year. This also won an award for costumes which it deserved as the costumes used were very beautiful and with bright blues, reds, purples, etc. not great but worth watching for the beautiful visuals and nice costumes and sets.

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