FFN is an effort to get some culture from around the world – and have an excuse to hang out on Wednesday night. Subtitled, never dubbed.
Upcoming Film Ideas
The Black Book – Dutch
The Wind Rises – Japanese, heart-wrenching WW1
More Studio Ghibli
More French, they have been good.
Das Boot – German
More Zhang Yimou – Chinese director who has been banned multiple times in China.
Wolf Warrior Two – recent Chinese propaganda movie.
Past Films with Rating (out of 4 Stars)
Dostana – 2.5 stars for Bollywood. Funny and entertaining.
Der Untergang – 3 star for the Germans. Film about the final months of Hitler. Includes famously-memed scene of Hitler ranting to 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. Chick flick, but good.
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 Democracy – 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 – 3.5 stars, 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. Watched for kids present.
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 –