Friday Survey - Foreign Films
Recommend films from the following countries/regions:
5). Area of your choice.
Answer any or all. Have fun.
Between the Parasite win at the Oscars and the popularity of the Dark series from Germany people are not letting subtitles be a turn off to seeing good material. I hope this trend continues. Edit: Fun Fact - When Mad Max was first released in the U.S. it had subtitles because no one could understand their Aussie accents.
The Man From Snowy River
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Das BootAug 2, 2020, 4:15pm PDT
Thx for doing this Kevin. Sorry I miss some weeks. I think it's important to keep some traffic coming to the site.Aug 2, 2020, 4:15pm PDTEdited
This is going to be a bit of a slog folks.
1). Australia - Walkabout (71) started the Aussie New Wave of the mid 70's.
Peter Weir wrote/directed Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave, Gallipoli.
Bruce Beresford made Don's Party, Getting of Wisdom, and Breaker Morant.
Fred Schepisi made Devil's Playground and Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.
George Miller wrote/directed the Mad Max films
All but Miller went on to make successful American films. Eventually Miller did Babe: Pig in the City, and Happy Feet.
2). France - Breathless and I really like Truffaut's Small Change which follows the lives of various children in a small town in 1976.
3). Japan/Korea - Kurosawa's best films Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Sanjuro. (In the FML baseball league my team is called the Sanjuro Ronins.)
And before Parasite, Bong Joon Ho did The Host, Snowpiercer, and Okja.
4). Scandinavia - Let the Right One In, Insomnia (97), both were remade into American films, Trollhunter.
5). My choice - Ireland - The Commitments, The Guard, Brooklyn, Philomena, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and as always, Secret of the Roan Inish.Aug 3, 2020, 1:38pm PDT
Can't say I have seen a lot of Australian films but I did like the first Mad Max film.
I recently watched Eyes Without a Face and really enjoyed that. Another good one is The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Highly recommend Train to Busan from Korea.
Let the Right One In was a good film. Never saw the American remake.
Monsoon Wedding is an excellent film from India.Aug 3, 2020, 5:27pm PDT