City of God (2002)

City of God

Cidade de Deus (2002) Director: Fernando Meirelles Language: Portuguese Country: Brazil If you run you’re dead… if you stay, you’re dead again. Based on true events and characters who live in the overlooked and poverty stricken slums in the shadows … Continue reading

Amores Perros (2000)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico

Amores Perros (2000)

Amores Perros (2000)

what is love? love’s a bitch.

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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Awards

BAFTA Awards – Best Foreign Film
Cannes Film Festival – Best Feature, Critics Week Grand Prize
AFI Fest – Best Feature Film
ALMA Awards – Outstanding Foreign Film
Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Film
Bogota Film Festival – Best Film, Best Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Chicago International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Actor
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize – Best Foreign Language Film
Edinburgh International Film Festival – New Director’s Award
Havana Film Festival – Best First Work
London Critics Circle Film Awards – Director of the Year
Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Director

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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Language: French, Italian
Country: Italy, Algeria

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Revolt that Stirred the World!

The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the events that occurred in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence.

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Awards

BAFTA Awards – UN Award
Kinema Junpo Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion

In 2010, the film was ranked #6 in Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema”

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Mountain Patrol (2004)

Kekexili (2004)
Director: Chuan Lu
Language: Mandarin, Tibetan
Country: China

Mountain Patrol (2004)

Mountain Patrol (2004)

One man will risk everything to save innocence

The Tibetan Mountain Patrol, a self-sponsored outcast regimen established to eliminate illegal slaughtering of endangered Tibetan Antelopes by impoverished local and out-of-province peasants, intimately engages with a half-Tibetan journalist from Beijing in a desolate depiction of human nature in the outskirts of Kekexili.

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Awards

Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Picture, Best Cinematography
Golden Rooster Awards – Best Film
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Asian Film
Huabiao Film Awards – Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director

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21 Grams (2003)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Language: English
Country: United States

21 Grams

21 Grams

How much does life weigh?

They say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death… everyone. The weight of a stack of nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird…

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Awards

Florida Film Critics – Best Actor, Best Actress
World Soundtrack Awards – Discovery of the Year (Gustavo Santaolalla)
Independent Spirit Awards – Best Director

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Das Boot (1981)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Language: German, English
Country: West Germany

Das Boot

Das Boot

When the hunters become the hunted

The story is told from the viewpoint of Lt. Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer), who has been assigned as a war correspondent on the German submarine U-96 in October 1941.

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Awards

Bavarian Film Award – Best Cinematography, Best Director
Golden Reel Award – Best Sound Editing
National Board of Review – Top Foreign Film

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Amélie (2001)

Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Language: French, Russian
Country: France

Amélie

Amélie

One person can change your life forever

Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

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Awards

Amanda Awards – Best Foreign Feature Film
BAFTA Awards – Best Screenplay ( Original ), Best Production Design
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Czech Lions – Best Foreign Language Film
César Awards – Best Director, Best Film, Best Music Written for a Film ( Yann Tiersen ), Best Production Design ( Aline Bonetto )
Empire Awards – Best Actress ( Audrey Tautou )

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Beaufort (2007)

בופור
Director: Joseph Cedar
Language: Hebrew
Country: Israel

Beaufort

Beaufort

Israel’s difficult decision 

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in the last days of the Israeli
occupation of the buffer zone in Southern Lebanon.

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Awards

Berlin International Film Festival (Silver Bear) – Best Director

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Come and See (1985)

Idi i smotri (1985)
Director: Elem Klimov
Language: Belarusian, Russian, German
Country: Soviet Union

Come and See (1985)

Come and See (1985)

The Lost of Innocence in the Cruelties of War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.

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Awards

Moscow International Film Festival – Golden Prize

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The Lives of Others (2006)

Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Language: German
Country: Germany

The Lives of Others (2006)

The Lives of Others (2006)

Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets

In the German Democratic Republic in 1984, secret Stasi officer Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler is assigned by his superior, Anton Grubitz, to spy on successful playwright Georg Dreyman.

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Awards

Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina – Best Foreign Film
BAFTA Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
British Independent Film Awards – Best Foreign Independent Film
Central Ohio Film Critics Association – Best Foreign Language Film
Chlotrudis Awards – Best Original Screenplay
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize – Best Foreign Language Film
César Awards – Best Foreign Film
European Film Awards – Best Actor, Best Film, Best Screenwriter

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