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Cinema of China Pages
Cinema of France Pages
Cinema of Germany Page
Cinema of India Pages
Cinema of Italy Pages
Cinema of Japan Page
Cinema of Mexico Page
Cinema of Russia Page
Cinema of Spain Page
           Death and the Knight playing chess from "The Seventh Seal" [1957] by Ingmar Bergman            on this page:

foreign filmmakers

foreign cinema genres
films noir • samurai • Bollywood

foreign cinema links


on page two:
books on foreign cinema
foreign actors & others

on page three:
selected foreign films, A-Z


"Today, European cinema in the United States has almost evaporated."
— Louis Meinand, New Yorker Magazine (2003)

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Foreign  Filmmakers

NOTE: Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film are not attributed
by A.M.P.A.S. or IMDb to the director or producer, but to the country of origin.

Filmmakers of Asia   •   Filmmakers of Canada   •   Filmmakers of China   •   Filmmakers of France
Filmmakers of Germany   •   Filmmakers of India   •   Filmmakers of Italy   •   Filmmakers of Japan
Filmmakers of Mexico   •   Filmmakers of Russia   •   Filmmakers of Spain

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won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "All About My Mother" [1999]  won Oscar for Best Original Script for "Talk To Her" [2002]    Pedro  Almodóvar of Spain
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

awarded French Legion of Honor in 1997


Santiago  Álvarez  [1919-98; Cuba]
Lacking formal training of any sort, Álvarez was appointed head of the fledgling Cuban Film Institute's now-
legendary newsreel division [Noticiero I.C.A.I.C.] in 1959. Álvarez created 700 films, and under his command
the banal and utilitarian newsreel was transformed into a veritable laboratory of radical innovation.

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Theodoros  Angelopoulos  [1935-2012; Greece]
IMDb listingofficial website {Flash only}Wikipedia

Landscape In The Mist  "Landscape In The Mist" aka "Topio stin omichli"
[Greece 1988, U.S.A. Sept 1990]

Cinematic poetry, a masterpiece of magical realism. The tale of two Greek children who believe
that their father is in Germany and leave home to find him.
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos; starring Tania Palaiologou, Michalis Zeke, Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Kiriakos Katrivanos, Aliki Georgouli & Dimitris Kaberidis
New Yorker Films color DVD [11/2005] for $26.99
New Yorker Films color VHS [11/98] for $14.20
full credits from IMDb

O Thiasos / Travelling Players  "The Travelling Players" aka "O Thiasos" [Greece 1975, U.S.A. April 1976]
Greek history from 1939 to 1952 - war against Italy, occupation by the Nazis, liberation, the Greek civil war - with a troupe of traveling actors providing the backdrop of ancient Greek mythology for comparison. Written & directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos; starring Stratos Pahis, Aliki Georgouli, Petros Zarkadis, Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Kiriakos Katrivanos & Maria Vassiliou
New Yorker Films subtitled color VHS [6/99] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


won Honorary Oscar in 1995    Michelangelo  Antonioni  [1912-2007; Italy]
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writer-director Maria  Luisa  Bemberg  [1922-95; Argentina]
IMDb listingWikipedia

"An Argentine Passion: Maria Luisa Bemberg and Her Films [Feb 2001]
by Carolyn Abbate, Rosa Bosch, John King & Sheila Whitaker /1859843085/


Margot  Benacerraf  of Venezuela
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award-winning 1959 Araya documentary  "Araya" documentary [indep 1959]
A single day in the remote settlement of Araya, the same as it has been for 450 years; print digitally restored in 2009 by Milestone.Co-written & directed by Margot Benacerraf; co-written by Pierre Seghers; Spanish narration by José Ignacio Cabrujas, French narration by Laurent Terzieff; shared the International Critics Prize at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival with Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima Mon Amour"
Milestone Cinematheque widescreen b&w DVD [4/2011] for $20.67
DVD includes 82-minute main film, plus Benacerraf's first film "Reveron" [23 minutes; 1953]; docu-mentary "The Film of Her Life: Araya" by Antoine Mora; two television interviews; audio commentaries; and the new American trailer
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Virgin Spring" [1950]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Through a Glass Darkly" [1961]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Fanny and Alexander" [1982]     Magic Lantern's
Ingmar  Bergman [1918-2007; Sweden] Page

received 9 Oscar nominations [1960-1984]; won in 1960, 1961 & 1984


writer-director Fabián  Bielinsky  [1959-2006; Argentina]
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won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972]    Magic Lantern's
Luis  Buñuel  [1900-83] Page
Buñuel was born in Spain, and made films in Spain, France, U.S.A. & Mexico
Buñuel was praised by Alfred Hitchcock as the best director ever.


Nuri  Bilge  Ceylan of [Turkey
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Magic Lantern's
Claude  Chabrol [1930-2010; France] Page


Youssef  Chahine  [1926-2008; Egypt]
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

"Cairo Station" [1958]
"The Other" [1999]


Charles  Chauvel  [1897-1959; Australia]
IMDb listing [1920-59]Wikipedia

wife Elsa Chauvel [1898-1983]
IMDb listing [1926-59]

biograsphy of Charles Chauvel by wife Elsa Chauvel  
"My Life With Charles Chauvel" The Story of The Man
Who Made Australia's Greatest Pictures" [1973]
by Elsa Chauvel

Shakespeare Head Press hardcover [1973] out of print/used

"In The Wake of The Bounty" [1933] starring Errol Flynn

"Rangle River" [Columbia 1936; re-released 1939]
Range war in the Australian Outback: The foreman asks the school-girl owner of a cattle ranch to return immediately, because of a drought and interference from a neighboring rancher (who has dammed the river that supplies the cattle with water). Directed by Clarence G. Badger; screenplay by Charles & Elsa Chauvel, based on the novel by Zane Grey; starring Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote, George Bryant, Rita Pauncefort, Leonard Cracknell, Cecil Perry, George Stirling, Stewart McColl & Phil Smith; later re-issued as "Men With Whips"; full credits from IMDb

"Forty Thousand Horsemen" [1941]

"The Rats of Tobruk" [1944]

"Sons of Matthew" [1949]

"Jedda" [1955 classic]


Grzegorz  Cisiecki of Belarus & Poland
IMDb listingWikipedia Poland

surreal short film "Smoke {Dym}" [Poland 2007]
IMDb listingwatch film [7:13] on YouTube


Pedro  Costa of Portugal
IMDb listingWikipedia

acclaimed "Ne Change Rien (Change Nothing)" documentary [2009]


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Z" [1969]  won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "Missing" [1982]    Costa-Gavras
IMDb listingWikipedia


Dardenne  Brothers of Belgium
Jean-Pierre Dardenne [b. 1951] in Liège, Belgium • IMDb listing
Luc Dardenne [b. 1954] in Liège, Belgium • IMDb listing
brothers entry at Wikipedia


Carl  Theodor  Dreyer, Jr.  [1889-1968; Denmark]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Carl Th. Dreyer at Masters of Cinema fansite

Films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer book by David Bordwell   "The Films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer" [1981]
by David Bordwell

Univ CA Press pb [6/81] out of print/used
Univ CA Press 10x10 hardcover [6/81] out of print/used
author's official website
The Life and Films of Carl Th. Dreyer book by Jean & Dale D. Drum   "My Only Great Passion: The Life and Films of Carl-Th. Dreyer" [2000]
by Jean & Dale D. Drum

Scarecrow Press 8¾x5¾ pb [7/2000] for $42.00
Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection on DVD   "Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection" DVD box set [2001]
Criterion b&w DVD set [8/2001] 4 disks for $71.99
includes three late (sound) feature films: "Day of Wrath" [1943] starring Lisbeth Movin; "Ordet" aka 'The Word' [1955] starring Birgitte Federspiel; "Gertrud" [1964] starring Nina Pens Rode; and the documentary "Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier" [1995] by Torben Skjødt Jensen


Magic Lantern's
Sergei  Eisenstein  [1898-1948] Page

Russian-born Eisenstein also worked in France & Mexico


Obi  Emelonye of Nigeria
IMDb listingWikipedia {empty}

"The Mirror Boy" [indep 2011]
a huge critical & financial success in the U.K. and throughout Africa
http://mirrorboythemovie.com/

"Last Flight To Abuja" [?] is the first-ever Nollywood disaster film


won the first official Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "La Strada" [1954]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Nights of Cabiria" [1957]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "8½" [1963]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Amarcord" [1973]  won Honorary Oscar in 1993     Magic Lantern's
Federico  Fellini  [1920-93; Italy] Page
won an Honorary Oscar in 1993, after 12 personal Oscar nominations [1947-1977]
(four of his films won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 1954-1973)


won Oscar for Best Director for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" [1975]  won Oscar for Best Director for "Amadeus" [1984]     Milos  Forman of Czech Republic
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won John Huston Award for Artists Rights in 1997

Cuckoo's Nest video  
Cuckoo's Nest movie poster  
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" [United Artists Nov 1975]
The first movie since 1934 to win all 5 top Oscars. Considered Nicholson's best all-time performance, he plays R.P. McMurphy, who tries to avoid jail time by feigning madness, leading to a tragic yet life-affirming end. Directed by Milos Forman; starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Will Sampson, Scatman Crothers, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Sydney Lassick & Vincent Schiavelli; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor (JN), nominated for Best Actor (BD), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score; won DGA, WGA & 6 BAFTA awards; listed on National Film Registry (1993)
Warner Special Edition DVD [9/2002] for $19.99
Warner widescreen DVD [12/97] for $15.99
Warner color VHS [3/2001] for $13.74
Fantasy soundtrack CD [10/93] for $10.97
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" black/Oscar poster from Amazon for $9.99
Cuckoo's Nest book   classic novel [1962] by Ken Kesey [1935-2001]
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)
NAL pb [7/89] for $6.99
Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $24.95
Penguin Audio read by Ken Kesey [12/93] for $11.20
Amadeus video   "Amadeus" [Orion Sept 1984]
First there is the music, then the period ambience, and the story of a mad, immature genius, and his destruction from within and from without. Directed by Milos Forman; script by Peter Shaffer, based on his stageplay; starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge & Jeffrey Jones; nominated for 11 Oscars, winning eight: Best Picture, Best Director, Script Adaptation, Best Actor (Murray Abraham), Best Set Decoration, Best Sound, Best Makeup & Best Costume Design; also won A.C.E. Eddie Award, Best Foreign Language Film Award of the Japanese Academy, 4 BAFTA Awards, César Award for Best For-eign Film, 3 David di Donatello Awards, D.G.A. Award & Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Film
Warner Video widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2009] 2 disks for $13.99
Warner Video widescreen color DVD [12/97] for $15.99
Warner Video color VHS [1/2001] out of prodn/many used
Warner Video widescreen color VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Amadeus soundtrack   eine kleine Mozart [5min:41sec midi file]
Fantasy soundtrack CD box set [12/97] 3 disks for $24.97
Fantasy soundtrack CD [12/92] for $14.99
Fantasy soundtrack cassette [10/90] out of prodn/used
Fantasy soundtrack on vinyl [4/95] out of prodn/used
Fantasy "More Music.." soundtrack CD [6/91] for $14.98
Fantasy "More Music.." soundtrack on vinyl [4/95] out of prodn/used


Gyula  Gazdag of Hungary
IMDb listing

"A Hungarian Fairy Tale" [Hungary 1988]
full credits at IMDb


Magic Lantern's
Jean-Luc  Godard  [b. 1940; France]  Page


Lasse Hallström


Agnieszka  Holland of Poland & Germany
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children's tale "The Secret Garden" [1993]

"Europa Europa"

"In Darkness" [2011] an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
http://www.sonyclassics.com/indarkness/


Shohei  Imamura  [1926-2006; Japan]
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Hiroshi  Inagaki   [1905-80; Japan]
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Joris  Ivens  [1898-1989; Holland/France]
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Miklos Jancso of Hungary
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Miklos Jancso bio entry at Hungary.HU


Aki  Kaurismäki of Finland
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Abbas Kiarostami of Iran
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"Certified Copy" [France May 2010, USA March 2011]
said to be inspired by Rossellini's "Viaggio In Italia (Journey To Italy)" [1954]

"The End" [2012?]
Announced 2/2011: Abbas Kiarostami will direct actress Aoi Miyazaki in this contemporary
relationship drama set in Japan • IMDb listing


Krzysztof  Kieslowski  [1941-96; Poland/France]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy DVD set {aka 'Trois couleurs'}
Miramax color DVD set [3/2003] 3 disks for $29.99

Kieslowski's Three Colors: Blue  "Three Colors: Blue" [France Sept 1993]
The theme is Freedom: After surviving an automobile accident that killed her husband and daughter, a Parisian woman eliminates & destroys elements of her past, until she falls in love with her husband's aide. Produced, co-written & directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski; starring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Riva & Guillaume de Tonquédec; won Cesar Awards for Best Actress (JB), Best Sound, Best Editing, 6 other noms
Miramax subtitled widescreen DVD [3/2003] for $14.99
Virgin Records soundtrack CD [12/93] for $7.97
27"x39" French-language poster available at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia

Kieslowski's Three Colors: White  "Three Colors: White" [France Jan 1994, U.S.A. Feb 1994]
The theme is Equality: A Polish man is divorced by his French wife in Paris, and becomes a beggar; after returning to Warsaw, he becomes successful and plots revenge. Produced, co-written & directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski; starring Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr, Aleksander Bardini, Grzegorz Warchol, Cezary Harasimowicz, Jerzy Nowak, Jerzy Trela & Juliette Binoche; won Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director
Miramax subtitled widescreen DVD [3/2003] for $14.99
Virgin Records soundtrack CD [6/94] out of prodn/used
three poster versions available at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia

Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red  "Three Colors: Red" [France May 1994, U.S.A. Dec 1994]
The theme is Fraternity: A university student-model meets a retired judge who eavesdrops on telephone conversations of people in his neighborhood. Produced, co-written & directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski; starring Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Samuel Le Bihan & Jean Schlegel; Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay & Best Cinematography, won 1 of 6 Cesar noms, 4 BAFTA noms
Miramax subtitled widescreen DVD [3/2003] for $13.99
Virgin Records soundtrack CD [11/94] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia

Three Colours Trilogy book   "The Three Colours Trilogy" [1998]
by Geoff Andrew & Krzysztof Kieslowski

British Film Institute 7½x5½ pb [7/98] for $14.95

"Kieslowski by Preisner" [2004]
includes music from "Red", "White", "Blue", "Double Life of Veronique", "Decalogue" & more
E.M.I. Intl. soundtrack CD [3/2004] for $30.99


León  Klimovsky  [1906-96; Argentina/Spain]
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won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Rashômon" [1950]  won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Derzu Uzala" [1975]  won Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1990    Magic Lantern's
Akira  Kurosawa  [1910-98; Japan] Page
Magic Lantern's Kurosawa/Mifune Films Page


filmmaker & musician  Emir  Kusturica of Serbia
IMDb listingWikipedia

'Kustupedia' Emir Kusturica fansite


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "A Man & A Woman" [1966]    Claude  Lelouch [b. 1937; France]
IMDb listingWikipedia


Sergio  Leone  [1929-89; Italy]
postersIMDb listingWikipedia


Oldrich  Lipský  [1924-86; Czech Republic]
IMDb listingWikipedia

Lemonade Joe parody  "Lemonade Joe: A Horse Opera" [Czechoslovakia 1964]
I remember it as being a silent film, perhaps because this total sendup of the old cowboy silents was filmed in Czech, with subtitles. The hero, a teetotaling salesman for Kola Loca, wears spotless white even after climbing down a chimney, the bad guys wear black – all the cliches. A hilarious spoof, finally available {thogh nopw out of production} on VHS & DVD. Co-written & directed by Oldrich Lipsky
Facets Video b&w DVD [4/2006] out of prodn/used
Facets Video b&w VHS [3/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


Nicolas Lopez of Chile
directed the highest-grossing Chilean films of both 2010 and 2011


Dušan  Makavejev of Serbia
browse Dušan Makavejev on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

Dusan Makavejev, Free Radical DVD box set  
"Dušan Makavejev: Free Radical" DVD Box Set [2009]
Criterion Eclipse widescreen color/b&w DVD [10/2009] 3 disks for $40.49
contains 3 feature films: "Man Is Not A Bird" [1965]; "Love Affair, or The Case of
The Missing Switchboard Operator" [1967]; and "Innocence Unprotected" [1968]
Terror and Joy: The Films of Dusan Makavejev book by Lorraine Mortimer  "Terror and Joy: The Films of Dušan Makavejev" [2009]
by Lorraine Mortimer

Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [2/2009] for $21.37
Univ MN Press 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $75.00


Mohsen Makhmalbaf of Syria
IMDb listingfamily official websiteWikipedia

his talented oldest daughter Samira Makhmalbaf of Syria


Lucrecia Martel of Argentina
no browse Amazon DVD entry • IMDb listingWikipedia


Matila Röhr Nordisk Oy [] in Helsinki, Finland
official website
producer Ilkka Y.L. Matila: IMDb listing
producer Marko Röhr: IMDb listing


Magic Lantern's
Jean-Pierre Melville  [1917-73; France] Page


Jirí Menzel of Czech Republic
IMDb listingWikipedia

comedy "Cottage By The Woods" [1976]
video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb


director George Miller of Australia


director  Kenji  Mizoguchi  [1898-1956; Japan]
IMDb listingWikipedia


João César Monteiro of Portugal
"one of the masters of comical depravity" per New Yorker Magazine

"The Last Dive" [1992]


Andrzej Munk  [1920-61; Poland]
IMDb listingWikipedia

"Eroica" + "Passenger"


Geoff Murphy of New Zealand
IMDb listingWikipedia

worked as Second Unit Director on the "Lord of The Rings" movie trilogy, 2001-2003

"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" [New Zealand 2009]
Tales of Mystery and Imagination feature film inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe  "A film-and-music interpretation of the Gothic poetry and short stories of Edgar
Allan Poe
" 75-minute film with surreal music and often-abstract visuals as back-
ground for an actor reciting "The Raven" and other Poe works.
Produced &
directed by New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy; music composed by Lucian
Johnson, performed by Village of The Idiots
Region 4? DVD available at FilmShop in New Zealand
bare credits at IMDb
watch music video samples [4:18] free online at YouTube


Jan  Nemec of Czech New Wave
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Phillip  Noyce of Australia
IMDb listingWikipedia


Manoel  de  Oliveira  [b. 1908; Portugal]
IMDb listingWikipedia

"A Talking Picture (Un Film Falado)" [2003]
Written & directed by Manoel de Oliveira; starring Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Irene Papas,
Stefania Sandrelli & Leonor Silveira

"Belle Toujours" [2006] /B0015TJGH8/
sequel to Luis Buñuel's "Belle de Jour (Beauty of The Day)" [1967]
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira; starring Michel Piccoli & Bulle Ogier


Magic Lantern's
Yasujiro  Ozu  [1903-63; Japan] Page


Jafar  Panahi of Iran
sentenced to 6 years of house arrest, prohibited from making films for 20 years
IMDb listingWikipedia

"This Is Not A Film" [France Sept 2011]
smuggled out of Iran on a thumb drive embedded in a birthday cake
credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia


Pratibha  Parmar of U.K.
IMDb listingWikipedia


Ivan Passer of Czech New Wave


Patricia  Plattner of Switzerland
IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia


won Oscar for Best Director for "The Pianist" [2002     Roman  Polanski of Poland & U.S.A. & France
postersIMDb listingsite officielWikipedia

http://www.theghostwriter-movie.com/ [2010]


John  Polson of Australia
official homepageIMDb listingWikipedia

founded the Sydney-based Tropfest short film festival [2012 = #20]


Sally  Potter of U.K.
IMDb listingWikipedia


won Honorary Oscar in 1992    Magic Lantern's
Satyajit  Ray  [1921-92; India] Page


won Honorary Oscar in 1975    Magic Lantern's
Jean  Renoir  [1894-1979; France] Page


Raúl  Ruiz  [1941-2011; Chile]
Full name Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino; he created a catalogue of 113 films during his 48-year-long career
browse DVDs of 'Raoul Ruiz' at AmazonIMDb listingWikipedia

Poetics of Cinema book trilogy by Raúl Ruiz   "Poetics of Cinema" [1995] by Raúl Ruiz
Seven chapters derived from Ruiz's lectures; intended as a trilogy
Dis Voir English translation 8¼x6 pb [3/95] for $20.88
"Poetics of Cinema 2" [2006] by Raúl Ruiz
Foreword and nine chapters
Dis Voir English translation 8¼x6¼ pb [2/2007] for $19.00

"The Mysteries Of Lisbon" 2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Mysteries-Lisbon-Blu-ray-Adriano-Luz/dp/B005TF23Z6/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysteries_of_Lisbon

"The Lines of Wellington (As Linhas de Torres Vedras)" [Portugal 2012?]  
Announced 2/2012: Due to Ruiz's death, his intended next project is being filmed by his widow & editor
Valeria Sarmiento. The film is a historical epic about the Battle of Bussaco in 1810 and the French invasion of Portugal,
and features an extensive, star-studded cast including John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert,
Mathieu Amalric & Chiara Mastrioanni • latest info at IMDbofficial movie site


Carlos  Saura of Spain
IMDb listingofficial website {Spanish language; Flash only}Wikipedia


director Fred Schepisi of Australia


Ousmane  Sembéne  [1923-2007; Senegal]
IMDb listingWikipedia

founded biannual FESPACO Pan-African Film & Television Festival in 1969


Slobodan  Sijan of Serbia
IMDb listingWikipedia


Jerzy  Skolimowski of Poland
IMDb listingWikipedia


artist & filmmaker  Jan  Švankmajer of Czech Republic
IMDb listingWikipedia

Polish-language Jan Švankmajer fansite


Oscar-winner  Jan  Sverák of Czech Republic
IMDb listingWikipedia


István  Szabó of Hungary
IMDb listingWikipedia

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1982    "Mephisto" [Hungary 1982]
full credits at IMDb


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Mon Oncle" [1958]    Magic Lantern's
Jacques  Tati  [1907-82; France] Page


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "Day For Night" [1973]    Magic Lantern's
François  Truffaut  [1932-84; France] Page


Andrzej  Wajda of Poland
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

"Ashes and Diamonds" [1958]
"Man of Marble" [1976]
"Man of Iron" [1981]
"Pan Tadeusz" [1998]


Magic Lantern's
Zhang Yimou of China Page


Andrzej  Zulawski of Poland & France
IMDb listingWikipedia

MM's Andrzej Zulawski fansite [est. 11/2006]

L'Important c'est d'Aimer 1975 movie directed by Andrzej Zulawski  "L'Important c'est d'Aimer" (The Important Thing Is To Love) [France Feb 1975]
A fragile woman supporting her failure-obsessed companion to the bitter end meets a photographer weighed down by remorse. Co-written & directed by Andrzej Zulawski, co-written by Christopher Frank, based on his novel; starring Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin, Gabrielle Doulcet, Michel Robin, Guy Mairesse, Katia Tchenko, Nicoletta Machiavelli & Klaus Kinski; won César Award for Best Actress (RS)
Mondo Vision Uncut Numbered Limited Edition widescreen color DVD [6/2009] 2 disks for $44.99
Mondo Vision Uncut Limited Edition widescreen color DVD [6/2009] for $26.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
La Femme Publique 1984 movie directed by Andrzej Zulawski  "La Femme Publique" (The Public Woman) [France May 1984]
A young actress is hired to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 1872 novel "The Possessed"; the film director takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. Co-written & directed by Andrzej Zulawski, co-written by Dominique Garnier, based on her 1983 novel; starring Valérie Kaprisky, Francis Huster, Lambert Wilson, Patrick Bauchau, Giselle Pascal, Roger Dumas & Diane Delor
Mondo Vision Uncut Numbered Limited Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $44.99
Mondo Vision Uncut Limited Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2008] for $29.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia


G e n r e s


Film Noir
Noir Films of Asia at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Noir Films of Europe at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore


Samurai Films
Magic Lantern's Samurai Films Page
'Zatô-Ichi, The Blind Swordsman' Film Series Page
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Foreign  Cinema  Links

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foreign movie poster catalog at AllPosters [dot] com
Foreign Cinema Restaurant [est. 1999] in San Francisco, CA
Foreign Films [dot] com
Complete Index To World Film

Australian Screen (National Film & Sound Archive) website
National Film & Sound Archive of Australia
Australian Aboriginal Movies & Films fansite
Australians In Film
International Film School Sydney in Australia
Melbourne Film Office in Victoria, Australia
Pacific Film & TV Commission of Queensland, Australia
ShowFilm travel & freight consultants of Australia

Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology in Leederville, Perth, Western Australia         New Zealand On Screen [est. 2007] online showcase of New Zealand television, film & music videos

Screen Africa website
Arab Film Distribution [est. 1990] of Seattle, Washington
Shubbak Festival of Arab Culture [biannual #2 = June-July 2013] in London, U.K.
Cinestación [est. 2007] in Santiago de Chile
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Ciné Latinamericano [Dec 2009 = #31] in Havana, Cuba
Cuba Ciné website {parked 4/2009}
Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano [est. 1985] in Havana, Cuba

Filmova Databaze [est. 2003] of Czech Republic

Danish Film Institute
European Film Academy [est. 1988]
European Film Festivals Coordination
Film Academy of Denmark
Greek Movies website {in Greek}

Iranian Movies [dot] com is based in Orange County, California

Latin-American Cinemateca of Los Angeles [est. 1997]
Latin America Film webslog [est. 4/2009]
Binger Filmlabs Development Centre [est. 2008?] in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nigeria Entertainment Festivals & Awards

The Polish Film Institute [est. 2005] in Warszawa

http://www.cinemaforever.com/gallery/Film_Photo_Gallery_Sweden_All_genres.html
The Swedish Film Database

Swedish Film Institute / Svenska Filminstitutet [est. 1963] in Stockholm, Sweden {site in Swedish or English}         Distribuidora Amazonia Films of Venezuela         Europa Film Treasures, 1896 to today

Yahoo! Australia Movies
Yahoo! Brasil Cinema
Yahoo! China Movies
Yahoo! Canada Movies
Yahoo! Deutschland Kino
Yahoo! España Cine
Yahoo! Hong Kong Movies


British Academy of Film & Television Arts [esy. 1947]
Yahoo! U.K. & Ireland Movies
BritMovie website: focusing on Britain's rich cinema heritage
National Media Museum [est. 1983] in Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K.
government film & media agency of London, U.K.
British Universities Film & Video Council [est. 1948] based in London, UK
Federation Against Copyright Theft, Ltd. anti-piracy group [est. 1983] in U.K.


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