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1991

and I’ve also seen …

 

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I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (1991) Philippe Garrel, France

This is a case where I found everything that was written about the film quite interesting but then subsequently not the film itself.  Perhaps it was because I wasn’t drawn to a single character.

 

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Night and Day (1991) Chantal Akerman, France

Akerman fans may like this but I don’t count myself in their number.  This is an odd love triangle story.  I stayed through to the end as I was curious to see how it would turn out but I can’t say the wait was worth it.

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The 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film included …

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Another Round (2020) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark ****

 

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Better Days (2019) Derek Tsang, China

 

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Collective (2019) Alexander Nanau, Romania

 

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The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020) Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia

 

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Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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1992

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7.  Porco Rosso (1992) Hayo Miyazaki, Japan [dubbed version]

I thought this was quite well done.  Funny, imaginative and good animation.  Some of the English language voice characterizations were quite good too, especially David Ogden Stiers as an old Italian.

 

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A Tale of Winter (1992) Eric Rohmer, France

A pleasant enough film from Rohmer about a young woman who bounces between two men but cannot find true love with either.  The one man whom she feels that she can love, the unwed father of her little girl has disappeared.

 

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La Vie de Boheme (1992) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

Three down-and-out artists struggle to get by in Paris.  The first half is quite engaging but then it becomes as dreary as can be.

From the Henri Murger novel which has been filmed many times before.  I twigged to this when Kaurismaki has an almost identical scene that was previously in Mimi (1935) with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Gertrude Lawrence.  A playwright is desperately in need of a dress coat for a job interview.  A man with such a coat (Jean-Pierre Leaud in this case) comes to pose for his portrait.  The artist convinces him to do away with his coat for the painting and the playwright borrows it.

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The 2020 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

 

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Another Round (2020) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark ****

 

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Dear Comrades (2020) Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russia

 

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Les Miserables (2019) Ladj Ly, France

 

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Minari (2020) Lee Isaac Chung, South Korea

 

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Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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1993

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The Birth of Love (1993) Philippe Garrel, France.

You would think that this b&w film was made in the 60’s and part of the New Wave but Jean-Pierre Leaud’s age is one giveaway that it is not.   Lou Castel plays his friend who is dissatisfied with his life and looks for love in extra-marital affairs.  Interesting but not earth shattering.

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3 hours ago, Aritosthenes said:

..How Patient Are You, ?.

 

 

 

Lol

This is page 184.  We started by doing this in 2017 and went year by year with a decade review then opened it up to any comments.

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5 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

This is page 184.  We started by doing this in 2017 and went year by year with a decade review then opened it up to any comments.

K.

 

          I Was Being a Goofball..

                                🙄

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(Maybe) Never Mind.. ....

 

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7 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

This is page 184.  We started by doing this in 2017 and went year by year with a decade review then opened it up to any comments.

Im Not Making Fun of You,. This Post. Or this Topic..

 

 

.. at all.

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Id RATHER.. ... And Ive Always Been Inclined Toward Foreign Language; whenever stoodup to that really common dialect called English..

 

 Studied a (Dead) Foreign Language in College.. ...Sucked, At it. Lol

 

     But, Enjoyed.. It.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Languages.. (Are Also) asmr-ish in my opinion.. always have kinda liked the sound and timbre of French.. For Example...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Showing Off or Strutting Around in Saying This...

Just Like the Thread and Topic Here..

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The winner of the 2020 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Another Round (2020) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark

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1995

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Muriel’s Parents Are Desperate (1995) Philippe Faucon, France

The title is a bit misleading as Muriel’s parents are hardly the focus of the film.  Muriel is a young girl living alone in Paris who experiences her first gay love affairs.  The film has a certain charm.

 

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Up, Down, Fragile (1995) Jacques Rivette, France.

This film wasn’t for me.  I only discovered afterward when reading the imdb description that it is considered a comedy.  It is about three young women and takes an interminable amount of time before we discover their stories and how they will intersect.  It is after almost two hours of “drama” before the characters suddenly burst into song and dance and it becomes a ridiculous musical.  It is something different but I expected better.

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The 2020 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award ….

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Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Jasmila Zbanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina ****

 

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Bacurau (2019) Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles, Brazil

 

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The Disciple (2020) Chaitanya Tamhane, India

 

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Night of the Kings (2020) Philippe Lacote, France

 

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Preparations To Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time (2020) Hungary, Lili Horvat

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1996

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Ponette (1996) Jacques Doilon, France

Winner of the New York Film Critics Best Foreign Film Award and 5 year old Victoire Thivisol won the Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival.  Thivisol plays a little girl who cannot get over the death of her mother and wants nothing more than to be reunited with her.  Each scene is very well done but cumulatively I couldn’t help feeling that the film was a bit one note.  Of course, that was the point as revealed at the end.

 

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When the Cat’s Away (1996) Cedric Klapisch, France

Occasionally amusing light film about a woman who goes on the hunt for her missing cat and discovers the lives of her neighbours.  For me the highlight was Renee Le Calm who died in 2019 at the age of 100.  She plays the old lady who was supposed to be looking after the cat when it ran away.

 

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Mon Homme (1996) Bertrand Blier, France

This is an odd film with an uneven mix of drama, comedy and fantasy.  A prostitute, like Irma la Douce who believes in supporting her pimp eventually becomes disillusioned.  Anouk Grinberg won Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival and looks like she could be Juliette Binoche’s younger sister.  It features cameos by Michel Galabru, Bernard Fresson and Jean-Pierre Leaud.

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The 2020 British Independent International Film Award went to Nomadland (2020)  Included in the nominees were these foreign language films…

 

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Les Miserables (2019) Ladj Ly, France

 

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Notturno (2020) Gianfranco Rosi, Italy

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