October 14, 2021

Around The World In 50 Films

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Broaden your horizons on a whirlwind tour of films from 50 different countries. This is not a list of the most important films in the world. It is a list of great films worth watching. In fairness there are some ludicrous movies mixed in for entertainment value but if you have never see Who Killed Captain Alex, or The Man That Saves The World you really need to.
America — Harold and Maude — Directed by Hal Ashby in 1971
Argentina — La Cienaga — Directed by Lucrecia Martel in 2001
Australia — The Babadook — Directed by Jennifer Kent in 2014
Austria — The White Ribbon — Directed by Michael Haneke in 2007
Belgium — Man Bites Dog — Directed by Benoît Poelvoorde and Rémy Belvaux in 1992
Brazil — Central Station — Directed by Walter Salles in1998
Canada — The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open — Directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn in 2019
Chile — The Dance of Reality — Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky in 2013
China — King of Masks — Directed by Wu Tian-Ming in 1995
Colombia — Embrace Of The Serpent- Directed by Ciro Guerra in 2015

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Czechoslovakia — Closely Watched Trains -Directed by Jiří Menzel in 1966
Denmark — Babbette’s Feast — Directed by Gabriel Axel in 1987
Egypt — Cairo Station — Directed by Youssef Chahine in 1958
England — The Dresser -Directed by Peter Yates in 1983
Estonia — November — Directed by Rainer Sarnet in 2017
Ethiopia — The Fig Tree — Directed by Alamork Davidian in 2018
Finland — The Match Factory Girl — Directed by Aki Kaurimaki in 1990
France — Baxter — Directed by Jérôme Boivin in1989
Germany — Run Lola Run — Directed by Tom Tykwer in 1998
Greece — Alps — Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos in 2011

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Hong Kong — House of Flying Daggers — Directed by Zhang Yimou in 2004
Hungary — The Turin Horse — Directed by Bela Tarr in 2011
India — Jallikattu — Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery in 2019
Indonesia — The Raid — Directed by Gareth Evans in 2011
Iran — White Meadows — Directed by Mohammed Rasoulof in 2009
Ireland — My Left Foot — Directed by Jim Sheridan in 1989
Israel and Palestine — 5 Broken Cameras — Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi in 2011
Italy — 8 ½ — Directed by Federico Fellini in 1963
Japan — Woman In The Dunes — Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahra in 1964
Lebanon — Caramel — Directed by Nadine Labaki in 2007

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Macedonia — Honeyland — Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska in 2019
Mexico — I Dream in Another Language — Directed by Ernesto Contreras in 2017
New Zealand — The Piano -Directed by — Jane Campion in 1993
Nigeria — 666 (Beware the End Is at Hand) — Directed by Ugo Ugbor in 1987
North Korea — Pulgasari — Directed by Shin Sang-ok in 1985
Norway — The Bothersome Man — Directed by Jens Lien in 2006
The Philippines — Perfumed Nightmare - Directed by Kidlat Tahimik in 1977
Poland — Camera Buff — Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski in1979
Portugal — Horse Money — Directed by Pedro Costa in 2014
Russia — October: Ten Days That Shook the World — Directed by Sergei Eisensteinin 1927

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Serbia — The Load — Directed by Ognjen Glavonić in 2018
South Korea — Old Boy — Directed by Park Chan-wook in 2003
Spain — The Spirit of the Beehive — Directed by Víctor Erice in 1973
Sweden — Songs From The 2nd Floor — Directed by Roy Anderson in 2000
Taiwan — Child of Peach — Directed by Chung-Hsing Chao, Chun-Liang Chen in 1987
Thailand — The Boxer’s Omen — Directed by Kuei Chih-Hung in 1983
Turkey — The Man That Saves The World — Directed by Çetin İnanç in 1982
Uganda — Who Killed Captain Alex — Directed by Nabwana I.G.G in 2010
Viet Nam — The Scent of Green Papaya — Directed by Tran Anh Hung in 1993
Zambia — I Am Not A Witch — Directed by Rungano Nyoni in 2017

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