Foreign Cinema

A scene from "Song of the Phoenix", China
Ting Ting XuDecember 29, 2016

Song of the Phoenix is the late Chinese filmmaker Wu Tianming's last directorial work. The film revolves around an elderly Suona performer who...

A scene from When The Woods Bloom (India)
Michele ManelisDecember 28, 2016

This film is a a harrowing tale about the cultural divide in Kerala, a troubled province located on India’s picturesque Malabar coast, When The...

A scene from "The People Vs Fritz Bauer, Germany
Michele ManelisDecember 27, 2016

Set in 1957, The People Vs. Fritz Bauer is about a German Jewish attorney general in pursuit of Nazis to bring justice for their atrocities during...

A scene from Operation Chromite (Korea)
Serge RakhlinDecember 26, 2016

Operation Chromite , directed by John H. Lee, is based on the real events of the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in the 1950s. But it...

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Nellee HolmesDecember 23, 2016

It is a beautiful summer day on the West coast of Denmark. Apart from the roar of the sea and the gulls’ screech there is an unnatural silence....

Serge RakhlinDecember 22, 2016

The cinema industry (if one can use this word) of Saudi Arabia is minuscule. It only produces a couple of feature motion pictures and a few...

Serge RakhlinDecember 21, 2016

Call Me Thief is the debut feature by South African director Daryne Joshua. The screenplay is based on the true story of John W. Fredericks, a...

A scene from "Home Guards", Hungary
Serge RakhlinDecember 17, 2016

The best motion pictures always reflect the times people live in. And our times are pretty troubled ones. We see the rapid growth of nationalism,...

A scene from "Indivisible", Italy
Silvia BizioDecember 15, 2016

Two twin sisters - excellent singers – never leave each other’s side. Nor could they, since they are Siamese twins, attached at the hip....

A scene from "House of Others", Georgia
Janet R. NepalesDecember 14, 2016

House of Others, the directorial debut of Rusudan Glurjidze, is a haunting family drama about two families living in an abandoned village in...