The 5 best foreign language films you’ve probably never heard of…
Our team are, unsurprisingly, TV and film fanatics. Forever discussing our favourites, the latest and greatest, and the nostalgic oldies. With a team as diverse as ours in nationalities and backgrounds, it’s an amazing way to discover new content outside of your go-to or what Netflix suggests! So we decided to share our team’s picks - let us know if you agree with our choices, or have others to offer on Twitter.
Here’s Tess’ pick of the 5 best foreign language films and you can find a complete list of Academy Award winning foreign language films here >
A train robbery, feuding gangsters, a brass band and a hoard of wild animals - what more could you want? Famous for his vivid and immersive films, Kusturica has crafted a great comedy and beautiful love story full of amazing shots of the Balkan countryside.
Directed by the same man behind the foreign film staple, Amelie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet has pulled together a band of outsiders for an uplifting tale of near death experiences, retribution and friendship.
Whenever I read Godard’s famous quote “all you need for a movie is a girl and a gun” I immediately think of this film. Two of the most prolific French new wave actors of their generation star together on the run from hitmen to the Mediterranean coast.
The heartbreaking story of a failing marriage and an aging father, this film tugs on the heart-strings and painfully demonstrates how impossible choices can tear people apart.
Mixing French and Japanese cinema styles, this film is a testament to how much colour can exist in black and white. Following the story of a French actress sent to Japan for a role in an anti-war production, this film captures perfectly captures nostalgia for bygone days.
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