Films are made in every language in every country. The most well-known movies are the ones that come out of Hollywood. However, many foreign films also win accolades for their superb acting standards and story-lines, and in fact for all the aspects of movie-making.
Do you watch foreign films? What is the best foreign film you have ever seen and why do you think it is the best?
All the time - predominately French or Asian (Korean/Chinese but occasionally Japanese too). I'll say Life is Beautiful, the Italian film, but not sure if I'm committed to that choice. I may come back with a different answer soon...great question.
The Intouchables - a French film about a quadriplegic and his " reluctant" caregiver. I probably wouldn't have gone to see this film normally but I won tickets and was so pleased I had the opportunity. There was a good mix of humour, together with a slightly serious side and a great story. My husband & I both agreed it was one of the best movies we had seen for quite a while.
I enjoyed "Joyeux Noel", the true story of a small group of World War One soldiers who stopped for a brief truce on Christmas Eve, to share a moment with each other before fighting each other again. It drove home the pointlessness of the fighting. I have always remembered that film.
I really enjoyed watching "Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger" which came a while ago. The graphics at the time were quite a novelty.
I enjoy watching foreign films, and although choosing a favourite is a nearly impossible task, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Claudia Llosa's 'Milk of Sorrow'. The images and sound in this film were stunning.
I have seen many foreign film's, non came even close to my liking.
There is a very different culture, for each country...so what they would do for gestures, seems to fall flat with me.I can not seem to be able to relate!
Drives me nuts?...no matter how hard I try.
I will stick to Hollywood- and the like. I'm very hard to please.