One of the final scripts by Akira Kurosawa but directed by Kei Kumai after Kurosawa's death, this is beautifully filmed, very symbolic, and a more Japanese look at geisha than Memoirs of a Geisha.
Movie Genre: Foreign
You'll need 6 extra hours to devote to this Italian family epic, well worth it. Two idealistic brothers and one incident that sends them on divergent paths resulting in a tale of love and loss that will grip you.
While the acting caused me some pain, the story is moving and shattering, really bringing home the tragedy of the war in Iraq. The symbolism runs deep in this Kurdish film about children behaving in adult roles under both Saddam and Bush.
This is a wild ride through the Budapest underground, a dark, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, world of subway riders, ticket controllers, and other odd birds.
This Spanish melodrama captures the intensity of adolescent passions, sexual, religious, and otherwise.
Billed as a comedy but not very funny, this French film portrays family and social dynamics in a way that you've either experienced or witnessed.
This movie doesn't move very quickly so you need to be in a patient mood to appreciate its depth and charm. Based on a true story, four young children are abandoned by their mother in Tokyo and figure out ways to get by while people right and left turn a blind eye. The child actors are...
Such a magical, beautiful film. Two men travel to a remote part of China in search of jade and find themselves and life instead.
This is a sweet German film about Schultze who goes from a somewhat somber polka playing life in Germany to a life of Zydeco love in Louisiana.
Nominated for and winner of several film awards, this difficult film puts you inside the Berlin bunker with Hitler, Goebbels, Eva Braun, and other Nazis during the last few days of their lives. It's hard to swallow and yet compelling to watch.
A fabulous fable for the whole family with a fascinating look at modern life in the South Mongolian Gobi Desert make this a film worth watching.
This is a sweet film about the budding friendship between two men, a Swedish researcher sent to Norway to study the kitchen use patterns of Norwegian bachelor farmers and a Norwegian bachelor farmer.
Recommended by friends as a film that should be on Michelle's picks...this is a delightful German film about the love of Martha for food and eventually family and friends.
Sweet, sad and charming, this film portrays a family during the end of East v. West in Germany. It's mostly about a boy's endless devotion to his mother amidst her ceaseless devotion to East German socialism.
This beautiful Korean film about two Buddhist monks brings the stories of nature and change, humanity and redemption to life without preaching.
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