FFN is an effort to get some culture from around the world – and have an excuse to stay in and eat popcorn, ice cream, and beer. Subtitled, never dubbed.
Upcoming Film Ideas
Dostana – Bollywood, recommended by Taylor
The Black Book
The Wind Rises – heart-wrenching WW1
More Studio Ghibli
More French, they have been good.
Der Untergang – 3 star for the Germans. Film about the final months of Hitler. Includes famously-memed scene of Hitler exploding on his generals.
Coco avant Chanel – 3.5 stars for the French. Another great French film. The life of Gabrielle Chanel.
The Resistance Banker – 3.5 stars for the Dutch. WW2 Amsterdam Resistance finance.
Mongol – 4 stars for the Russians / Kazaks. About the rise of Ghengis Khan
Amélie – 4 stars for the French
Spirited Away – 3 wild stars for the Japanese, Studio Ghibli
Bullhead – 1 star for the Belgians. Traumatic scene not outweighed by the movie quality.
Edge of Deomcracy – documentary about Brazilian politics. Re-watch in person to keep track of characters. Where did the footage come from??
Man of the Year – 2 stars for the Brazilians. Nate’s favorite to learn Portuguese.
The Bird Cage – 3.5 stars for the French.
Force Majeure – 3 stars for the Swedish. Interesting. Deep? Funny?
The Farewell – 3 stars. Pretend Grandma isn’t dying. Chinese culture.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon – cool fight scenes. Chinese.
La Sombra y La Tierra – 2.5 stars for the Colombians.
Dangal – 3.5 stars for the Indians for female wrestling!
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night –
Ratatouille – not really foreign but takes place in Paris.
Hero – 3.5 stars for Zhang Yimou
Raise the Red Lanterns – 3.5 stars, Delaware Hayes classic for Zhang Yimou.
To Live – Nate’s favorite Zhang Yimou. 4 stars. What a period in history for the Chinese.
The Fall of the American Empire –