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"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian,
married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend."
— Katharine Hepburn [1907-2003]

"So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?" — Christina Aguilera

Selected  Foreign  Films
[ in alphabetical order }

Selected films of:  Asia   •   Canada   •   China   •   France   •   Germany   •   India
Italy   •   Japan   •   Mexico   •   Russia   •   Spain

list of Best Foreign Language Oscar® winners & nominees at Wikipedia

list of Czech submissions for Oscar consideration
Wikipedia's list of Netherland's submissions for Oscar consideration
Wikipedia's list of Poland's submissions for Oscar consideration
Wikipedia's lists of Russian & Soviet Russia's submissions for Oscar consideration
Wikipedia's list of Spain's submissions for Oscar consideration
Wikipedia's list of Sweden's submissions for Oscar consideration

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logo/poster for Martin Scorsese's 'Masterpieces of Polish Cinema' traveling show of 2014

Billed as "The Best of Polish Cinema, Restored"; "There are many revelations in the 'Masterpieces of Polish Cinema' series and whether
you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema,
on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters." — Martin Scorsese
official websiteWikipediawatch trailer [3:20] on YouTube

"Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i Diament)" [Kadr 1958] directed by Andrzej Wajda

"Austeria" [Kadr 1982] directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

"Black Cross (Krzyzacy)" [ZF / Kadr 1960] directed by Aleksander Ford

"Blind Chance (Przypadek)" [Tor 1981] directed by Krzysztof Kie?lowski

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "Camouflage (Barwy Ochronne)" [Tor 1976] directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "The Constant Factor (Constans)" [Tor 1980] directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

"Eroica" [Kadr 1957] directed by Andrzej Munk

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod Klepsydra)" [ZF Silesia / Kadr 1973] directed by Wojciech J. Has

"The Illumination (Iluminacja)" [Tor 1972] directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

"Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)" [Kadr 1960] directed by Andrzej Wajda

"The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni Dzien Lata)" [Kadr 1958] directed by Tadeusz Konwicki

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "Man of Iron (Czlowiek z Zelaza)" [Zebra/Perspektywa 1981] directed by Andrzej Wajda

"Mother Joan of The Angels" (Matka Joanna od Aniolów)" [Kadr 1960] directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

"Night Train (Pociag)" [Kadr 1959] directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "Pharaoh (Faraon)" [Kadr 1965] directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)" [Zebra/Perspektywa 1974] directed by Andrzej Wajda

included in the Blu-ray set #1   "Salto (Jump)" [Kadr 1965] directed by Tadeusz Konwicki

"The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie)" [Kamera ZF/Kadr 1964] directed by Wojciech J. Has

"A Short Film About Killing (Krótki Film o Zabijaniu)" [Tor 1987] directed by Krzysztof Kie?lowski

"To Kill This Love (Trzeba Zabic te Milosc)" [Zebra/Perspektywa 1972] directed by Janusz Morgenstern

"The Wedding (Wesele)" [Zebra/Perspektywa 1972] directed by Andrzej Wajda

Films not part of the 2014 tour
included in the Blu-ray set #1   "Provincial Actors" [1978] directed by Agnieszka Holland

2/2016  Announced 2/2016: The Blu-ray collection "Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" is being released in three parts,
sold only thru the Milestone Films website; the eight-film Blu-ray Box #1 quickly sold out (mailing list available).
•  "Salto (Jump)" directed by Tadeusz Konwicki, 1965
•  "Pharaoh" directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1965
•  "The Hourglass Sanatorium" directed by Wojciech J. Has, 1973
•  "The Promised Land" directed by Andrzej Wajda 1974
•  "Camouflage" directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, 1976
•  "Provincial Actors" directed by Agnieszka Holland, 1978
•  "The Constant Factor" directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, 1980
•  "Man of Iron" directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1981

offer of all three boxes in January 2017 also quickly sold out! but new shipment in July is still available {and selling fast}

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"A Screaming Man"  [Chad (Africa) Sept 2010; Film Movement USA April 2011]
Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun /tt1639901/

"Alexander Nevsky"  [Mosfilm/Russia Nov 1938]
Alexandr Nevskiy 1938 poster  True epic tale of a XIIIth Century Russian prince who rallied the people to form a ragtag army and repel Teutonic invaders at Novgorod.Co-written & co-directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein [1898-1948]; co-directed by Dmitri Vasilyev; co-written by Pyotr Pavlenko; music by Sergei Prokofiev; starring Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov & Andrei Abrikosov
Image Ent. subtitled b&w DVD [10/98] for $21.99
Kultur Video subtitled b&w VHS [6/95] out of prodn/used
Soundtrack Factory soundtrack CD by Sergei Prokofiev [10/2000] for $11.99
full credits from IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia

"All About My Mother"
aka 'Todo Sobre mi Madre'
[Spain 1999]
Written & directed by Pedro Almodóvar; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
full credits from IMDb

"Baran"  [Iran 2001]
Baran movie by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi  Filmed in Iran; Tehran construction worker Lateef's easy 'tea boy' job is given to an Afghan illegal and he resents his new harder assignment; but when he discovers that his replacement is a girl named Baran, he falls in love with her; when all Afghan illegals are fired, Lateef risks everything to rescue her and her family. Co-produced, written & directed by Majid Majidi; starring Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub, Abbas Rahimi, Gholam Ali Bakhshi, Jafar Tawakoli & Christopher Maleki; won 7 awards at Fajr Film Festival
Miramax LionsGate subtitled widescreen color DVD [5/2011] for $14.99
Miramax subtitled widescreen color DVD [10/2002] for $18.95
Miramax subtitled color VHS [4/2003] for $3.29 {sic}
Walt Disney Video subtitled? color VHS [10/2002] for $1.75 {sic}
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Chinese Take-Away" aka "Un Cuento Chino"
[Argentina March 2011, USA June 2012]
Chinese Take-Away comedy feature from Argentina  "This is a superb human comedy." — Paul Byrnes, The Sydney Morning Herald
Filmed in Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles; the lonely owner of a Buenos Aires hardware store collects clippings about strange news from around the world and watches airplanes land; while he is at the airport, a taxicab halts and ejects a blood-covered Chinaman who speaks no Spanish.
Written & directed by Sebastián Borensztein; starring Ricardo Darín, Ignacio Huang, Muriel Santa Ana & Iván Romanelli: won 3 Argentinean Academy Awards (including Best Film), won Goya Award
all-regions letterbox DVD [2011] import/new-used
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [2:20] at YouTube

"Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood"
[Photoplay 1995 mini-series]
Cinema Europe  Produced by Kevin Brownlow & David Gill; narrated by
Kenneth Branagh & Jean-Louis Trintignant
Image Ent b&w/color DVD [5/2000] out of prodn/used
Cinema Guild VHS [3/98] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Circumstance" [Participant Media/Roadside 2011]
Filmed in Persian in Lebanon; written & directed by Maryam Keshavarz; about an upper-class Iranian family’s
struggle with their daughter’s blooming sexual rebellion; full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Closely Watched Trains"
aka "Ostre Sledované Vlaky"
[Czechoslovakia 1967]
by Jirí Menzel; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Colegas (Buddies)" [Brasil 2012]
Colegas/Buddies comedy road movie from Brasil  Award-winning Portuguese-language road movie comedy about three pals with Down Syndrome who escape from their institution in the gardener's old car and pursue their poetic dreams . . .
Co-produced, written & directed by Marcelo Galvăo; starring Ariel Goldenberg, Rita Pokk, Breno Viola, Lima Duarte & Anna Ludmilla
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {redirects}watch official trailer [2:16] at YouTube

"Come Back, Africa" [indep April 1960] /tt0049087/
Documentary about apartheid in South Africa by Lionel Rogosin; digital restoration in 2012

"Descartes" [Ecuador May 2009]
poster for 'Descartes' documentary from Ecuador   80-minute Spanish-language documentary by Fernando Mieles about lost films made in Ecuador • We can only quote here from the blog: "The cinema is immortal, [except for] the anonymous author." and "If cinema is memory, what is left when a film is lost? If the film exists only in the memory of those who could see it, is there a filmmaker who created it? Gustavo Valle circulates through the streets of Guayaquil, a matinee photographer ignored by the history of Ecuadorian cinema, forgotten by those who once rewarded his shorts. His films, lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth, are rebuilt by the memory of those who saw them." First noticed for the title, best guess what it means here is something like: 'If my films exist, then I exist.'
Produced & directed by Fernando Mieles; featuring Gustavo Valle and other Ecuador filmmakers
bare credits at IMDbofficial Spanish-language blogsite
watch official Spanish-language trailer [1:18] online at YouTube

"Divided We Fall"
aka "Musíme si Pomáhat"
[Czech Republic 2000]
by Jan Hrebejk; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"The Dybbuk" [Poland 1937]

"The Elementary School"
aka "Obecná škola"
[Czechoslovakia 1991]
by Jan Sverák; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1984  "Fanny  and  Alexander"  [Sweden 1982]
Written & directed by Ingmar Bergman; full credits from IMDb
"Document" 'making of' film [1987]

"Fill The Void" aka "Lemale et Ha'halal"
[Israel/Sony Pictures Classics 2012] /tt2219514/
Writer-director Rama Burshtein; the only film ever shot by a haredi Orthodox woman about Tel Aviv’s Hasidic community; the
Hebrew-language story follows an engaged Orthodox teenager who is pushed to marry her brother-in-law when her sister dies in childbirth.

"The Firemen's Ball"
aka "Horí, má Panenko"
[Czechoslovakia 1968]
by Miloš Forman; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Goddess of 1967" [Australia]
Rose Byrne(Actor), Rikiya Kurokawa(Actor), Clara Law(Director, Writer)
A Japanese man searches the Internet to find his dream car, a 1967 Citroen DS (Deese/Goddess) - the same make of car driven by Alain Delon in "Le Samourai". Travelling all the way to Australia to purchase it, he finds the seller dead. A gorgeous 17-year-old blind girl with a dark, haunting past volunteers to take him to the proper owner. This unlikely couple embark on a strange and erotic journey into the arid Australian desert, populated by abandoned mining towns and stark, desolate landscapes as the two uncover mystery, adventure, tragedy, and love.

"The Gods Must Be Crazy"
The Gods Must Be Crazy poster  A Kalahari bushman finds a Coke bottle dropped from the sky, but the new technological wonder disrupts his tribe, and so Xixo sets out to return the bottle to the gods. In the sequel, Xixo chases after a fast-moving truck where his children are accidental stowaways. Produced, written & directed by Jamie Uys; starring N!xao as Xixo
5 movie series entry at Wikipedia
combo DVD with both "TGMBC I" & "TGMBC II"
Columbia/TriStar widescreen DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $20.97
"TGMBC" [1980; US release 1984]: full credits from IMDb
Sony Pictures color DVD [6/2004] out of prodn/used
Fox color VHS [9/90] out of prodn/used
"TGMBC II" [1989]: full credits from IMDb
Sony Pictures color DVD [6/2004] for $8.99
Col/TriStar color VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used

"Her Majesty" [New Zealand 2001] /tt0298359/
NZ family film starring Sally Andrews, Anna Sheridan, Mark Clare /B000FUF7BM/

"I Am Curious: Yellow"

"I Am Curious: Blue"

"Jedda" aka "Jedda The Uncivilized"
[Australia May 1955, Columbia/D.C.A. USA Feb 1957]
lobby card for Australian feature film "Jedda" [1955]  The first Australian color feature film, and the first to use Aboriginal actors in lead roles; the tragic story of a young Aboriginal girl (Arunte tribe) who is adopted and raised by a white woman without direct contact with her people. Produced, co-written & directed by Charles Chauvel; starring Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall & George Simpson-Lyttle; nominated for Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
official A.N.F.S.A. movie pageJUK's fansite

"Rosalie's Journey" [2005] by Warwick Thornton
A 23-minute look fifty years later at the life of an Aboriginal woman who was plucked from obscurity as a
teenager to star in filmmaker Charles Chauvel's acclaimed 1955 film "Jedda", a landmark in Australian cinema.

available on DVD as part of "Full Frame Documentary Shorts, Volume 3" DVD Box Set [2005]
Docurama color DVD [4/2005] out of prodn/used

"Kolya" aka "Kolja" [Czech Republic 1996]
by Jan Sverák; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Laila" silent epic [Norway Oct 1929]
digitally-restored Norwegian silent film epic "Laila" [1929]  165-minute b&w film, resurrected & digitally-restored by the Norwegian Film Institute in 2006; a Norwegian girl found in the snow is raised by ethnic Laplanders and when she grows to adulthood is expected to marry her step-brother, who she does not love. Outdoor epic from Danish-German director & noted cinematographer George Schnéevoigt; based on the novel "Fra Finnmarken Skil-dringer" by Jens Andreas Friis; starring Mona Martenson, Henry Gleditsch, Harald Schwenzen, Peter Malberg & Tryggve Larssen
Flicker Alley 145-minute b&w DVD [5/2011] for $29.95
credits from IMDbmovie entry {empty} at Wikipedia
"Lajla: A New Tale of Finmark" [1881 novel] by Jens Andreas Friis
BiblioBazaar 10x7½ pb [1/2009] for $23.99
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2009] for $30.99
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [10/2008] for $33.40

"Laila (Lajla)" sound remake [Europe 1937, USA Feb 1938]
83-minute b&w film directed by George Schnéevoigt • credits from IMDb

"Make Way For Lila" color remake [Europe 1958, USA Feb 1963]
100-minute color film co-written & directed by Rolf Husberg; cinematography by Sven Nykvist; starring
Erika Remberg, Edvin Adolphson, Isa Quensel, Birger Malmsten & Joachim Hansen • credits from IMDb

"The Last Sentence" [Sweden Dec 2012]
aka "Dom Över Död Man (Judgment of/on The Dead Man)"
'The Last Sentence' movie from Sweden  The extraordinary life story of Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who embarked on a one-man battle against Hitler and the looming threat of Nazism • Co-written & directed by Jan Troell; co-written by Klaus Rifbjerg, based on the book by Kenne Fant; starring Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog, Björn Granath, Kenneth Milldoff, Lennart Hjulström, Peter Andersson, Birte Heribertson, Lia Boysen, Maria Heiskanen, Johanna Troell, Ĺsa-Lena Hjelm, Marina Nyström, Hanna Holmqvist, Göran Parkrud, Pasi Ilvesviita, Jan Tiselius, Ingvar Kjellson, Per Gřrvell, Michael Segerström, Christer Fjällström, Lars Melin, Frederik Nilsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Jan Holmquist, Henric Holmberg, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt, Matti Hirvonen, Filip Kucera, Peter Schreck, Adam Lundgren
Music Box Films b&w DVD w/English subtitles [10/2014] for $22.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 11/2012 Swedish-language trailer [1:30]5/2014 trailer w/English subtitles [2:26]

"Living In Bondage" [Nigeria 1992] /tt0489511/
Produced & co-written by Kenneth Nnebue; directed by Chris Obi Rapu

"Lost and Found" [Red Tie Films for 2011? release]
romantic comedy by director Gor Kirakosian; starring Jamie Kennedy & Angela Sarafyan; being promoted as
“the first-ever all Armenian-financed major motion picture”; location filming in California & Armenia

"Loves of A Blonde"
aka "Lásky Jedné Plavovlásky"
[Czechoslovakia 1966]
by Miloš Forman; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Man of Marble" [1977]

"Man of Iron" aka "Czlowiek z Zelaza"
[Poland July 1981, United Artists Classics USA Oct 1981]
Man of Iron by Andrzej Wajda  Sequel to "Man of Marble" [1977]; filmed during the brief thaw in censorship in Poland, and between the formation of Solidarity in August 1980 and its suppression in December 1981. A TV journalist is assigned to slander the young worker credited with starting the workers's strike in the shipyards at Gdansk; uses flashbacks comprised of actual newsreel footage. Directed by Andrzej Wajda; script by Aleksander Scibor-Rylski; starring Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda & Marian Opania, with Lech Walesa {as himself}; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, won Palme d'Or & Ecumeni-cal Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival
M.G.M. Video widescreen color DVD [5/2010] for $19.98
M.G.M. Video color VHS [9/98] for $2.98 {sic}
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"My Sweet Little Village"
aka "Vesnicko má Stredisková"
[Czechoslovakia 1986]
by Jirí Menzel; nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

"Mysteries of Lisbon"
[Portugal Oct 2010; Music Box Films USA Aug 2011]
Mysteries of Lisbon epic film from Portugal  Portuguese-language theatrical film runs 4 hours & 17 minutes and covers 30 years time; an epic adaptation of the classic 19th century novel by Portuguese author Camilo Castelo-Branco by longtime director Ruiz (his 111th film!). Directed by Raúl Ruiz; starring Adriano Luz, Maria Joăo Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, Afonso Pimentel, Léa Seydoux, Julien Alluguette, Joăo Luis Arrais; won two Prix Louis Delluc awards, won Silver Seashell for Best Director at San Sebastián, won Critics Award for Best Film at Săo Paulo
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitedistributor website
Portuguese TV 6-episode mini-series [aired May 2011]
series credits at IMDbofficial series site

"1915: The Movie" [indep April 2015]
A theater director rehearses a surreal modern play about the Armenian genocide of 100 years ago.
full credits at IMDbwatch 3/2015 official trailer [2:30] at YouTube

"Nollywood Babylon" documentary
[National Film Board of Canada Oct 2008, Lorber USA July 2009]
Nollywood Babylon documentary film about Nigeria movie business  Nigeria's film industry, nicknamed 'Nollywood', has grown to become the third-largest in the world; very-low-budget movies that often include tribal mythology and magic are made quickly and sold to the eager public in the teeming markets & bazaars of Lagos, Nigeria and other cities across Africa.
Produced, written & directed by Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal; featuring star team Aki & Paw-Paw, producer Helen Ukpabio & filmmaker Lancelot Idowu Imasuen
Lorber Films color DVD [7/2010] for $26.99
full credits from IMDbN.F.B.C. official movie site

"Not Quite Hollywood" documentary
[Madman Australia Aug 2008, Magnet USA July 2009]
Not Quite Hollywood, The Wild Untold Story of Ozploitation documentary film   "The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!" Fast-moving 103-minute examination of Aussie genre filmmaking of the 1970s and early 1980s. Written & directed by Mark Hartley; interviews & clips include Alan Arkin, Broderick Crawford, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Wendy Hughes, Olivia Hussey, Stacy Keach, George Lazenby, Christopher Lee, James Mason, director George Miller, George Peppard, Donald Pleasence, director Fred Schepisi, Quentin Tarantino, Rod Taylor, John Waters, Simon Wincer & Susannah York; won Best Documentary Award at Australian Film Institute
Magnolia Home Ent. 93-minute color DVD [10/2009] for $13.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Octubre (October)"
[Peru Oct 2010 / New Yorker Films USA May 2011]
Octubre movie from Peru   Described as 'a deadpan dark comedy'. Clemente is given a baby by his prostitute lover, who then disappears; a neighbor takes care of the baby and Clemente's house, while he hunts for the baby's mother. Produced & directed by Daniel & Diego Vega Vidal; starring Bruno Odar & Gabriela Velásquez; winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb

"Orient Express" [Romania Sept 2004]
'Orient Express' movie from Romania  An aging prince interacts distantly with his subjects, but they still have an effect on each others' lives . . .
Co-written & directed by and starring Sergiu Nicolaescu; co-written by Ioan Cărmăzan & Corneliu Dragomir-escu, based on a novel by Tudor Teodorescu-Braniste [1899-1969[; also starring Gheorghe Dinica, Dan Bitt-man, Maia Morgenstern, Daniela Nane, Alina Chivulescu, Diana Dumbrava, Imola Kézdi, Ioana Moldovan, Marina Procopie, Dan Puric, Cristian Sofron, Valentin Teodosiu, Florin Zamfirescu, Vlad Zamfirescu
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb
watch full movie with no subtitles [1:53:34] online at YouTube

"Past Life" [Israel 2016, USA 2017] about holocaust /tt5787384/

"Pelle the Conqueror" [Denmark 1988]
by Bille August; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale"
[Finland/Oscilloscope Dec 2010]
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale movie from Finland  An 'archeological' dig in northern Finland unearths the real Santa Claus; when local children begin mysteriously disappearing, a reindeer hunter and his young son capture Santa and attempt to sell him to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig; Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their leader from captivity – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. Written & directed by Jalmari Helander
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Samson and Delilah" [Australia May 2009, USA Oct 2010]
written & directed by Warwick Thornton; won Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, other awards
full credits at IMDb

"The Shop On Main Street"
aka "Obchod na Korze"
[Czechoslovakia 1965]
co-directed by Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Sydney Unplugged" [Australia 2012?]
Director John Polson & producer Gary Hamilton are filming an ode to their home city of Sydney, Australia which will include 12 short stories,
each from a different director; segment directors include Toni Collette, Russell Crowe, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Anthony LaPaglia,
Ray Lawrence, David Michod, Alex Proyas, Liev Schreiber, Ivan Sen, and Rachel Ward

"Talk To Her" aka "Hable Con Ella" [Spain 2002]
Written & directed by Pedro Almodóvar; full credits from IMDb

"The Time That Remains" [France Aug 2009]
Palestinian film about the history of the nation of Israel; co-produced, written & directed by Elia Suleiman
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {in French}

"Volver" [Spain 2006]
Written & directed by Pedro Almodóvar; full credits from IMDb

"Wake In Fright" aka "Outback" [Australia 1971, restored 2009]
psoter for restored 1971 Wake In Fright movie from Australia  Filmed in Bondi, Broken Hill and New South Wales in Australia; considered an important 'lost film' until the negatives were found in Pittsburgh; restored and reshown at Cannes in 2009; Drafthouse Films will re-release in USA October 2012, with home video & VOD release in the first quarter of 2013; the story of a new school teacher in an isolated outback town and his downward spiral of self-destruction. Directed by Ted Kotcheff; based on the 1961 novel by Kenneth Cook; starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay; nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1971; won Autour de la Sélection Heritage Film Award in 2009
Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"War and Peace"
aka "Voyna i Mir"
[Soviet Union 1968]
by Sergei Bondarchuk; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"Whale Rider" [New Zealand 2002] /tt0298228/
adapted & directed by Niki Caro, from a novel by Witi Ihimaera

"The Wind Journeys" [Colombia 2010]
Directed by Ciro Guerro

"The World of Sholom Aleichem" TV broadcast [Dec 1959]
World of Sholom Aleichem live TV drama  {Yiddish culture is not a country, but it is certainly foreign.} Three stories broadcast as an episode of "The Play of The Week": "A Tale of Chelm" stars Zero Mostel & Nancy Walker; "Bontsche Schweig" stars Jack Gilford & Lee Grant; and "The High School" stars Morris Carnovsky & Gertrude Berg
Directed by Don Richardson; adapted by Arnold Perl & Y.L. Peretz from Perl's 1953 Off-Broadway play, which was based on stories of Sholom Aleichem
Entertainment One b&w DVD [9/2011] for $13.49
Tapeworm b&w VHS [1/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Z"  [Algeria-France Dec 1969]
won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film  won Oscar for Best Editing    Costa-Gavras's "Z" poster  A liberal politician is murdered during a peace demonstration, and right wing leaders try to cover up their involvement and also try to hide the murder itself. A chronicle of the overthrow of the demo-cratic government of Greece, told as a combination of thriller & murder mystery. Directed by Costa-Gavras; script by Jorge Semprún, based on the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos; music by Mikis Theo-dorakis; starring Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin, Charles Denner, François Périer & Pierre Dux; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film & Best Editing, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Script Adaptation
Fox Lorber widescreen color DVD [7/2002] for $18.99
Fox Lorber widescreen color VHS [11/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Vassilis Vassilikos novel "Z" {French edition)  
novel by Vassilis Vassilikos [1967]
Thunder's Mouth Press 8½x5½ pb [5/91] out of print/used
Ballantine pb [9/69] out of print/used

"Zero Motivation" [Israel June 2014]
smash hit movie 'Zero Motivation' from Israel  "A unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark, and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost." Written & directed by Talya Lavie; starring Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar & Shani Klein; won six Israeli Film Academy 'Ophir' Awards: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Casting; won Best Narrative Feature Award at Tribeca Film Festival
Region 1 DVD not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

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