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

Osama (2003)

Director: Siddiq Barmak
Language: Dari, Pashtu, English
Country: Afghanistan

Osama

Osama

Afghan boys don’t cry

In Afghanistan, during the Taliban regime, women are forbidden to work and to walk on the streets without the company of a male. The teenager girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widow mother and grandmother. There is no man in her family, since her father and her brother were killed in previous Afghan wars, and the family has no means of survival.

Osama Photo Gallery

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Awards

Golden Globes – Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film Festival – Cannes Junior Award, Golden Camera – Special Mention
Cinemanila International Film Festival – Best Actress – Marina Golbahari
Golden Trailer Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Molodist International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Young Actor – Marina Golbahari

Osama Trailer

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Ladri di biciclette (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Language: Italian
Country: Italy

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Watch the Boy

A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Bicycle Thieves Photo Gallery

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Awards

Academy Awards – Most Outstanding Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes – Best Foreign Film
Bucharest Film Festival – Golden Wolf for Best Film
New York Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
BAFTA – Best Film
Bodil Awards – Best European Film
Cinema Writers Circle Awards – Best Foreign Language Film

Bicycle Thieves Trailer

The Colors of the Mountain (2010)

Los colores de la montaña (2010)
Director: Carlos César Arbeláez
Language: Spanish
Country: Colombia

The Colors of the Mountain (2010)

The Colors of the Mountain (2010)

From the Minds of Children

One of the more delicate and sophisticated films to deal with warring factions in South American countries to come along in a long time.

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Awards

Bogota Film Festival – Best Colombian Film
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival – Best Screenplay

The Colors of the Mountain Trailer

The Color of Paradise (1999)

Rang-e khoda (1999)
Director: Majid Majidi
Language: Persian, Azerbaijani (only a few words)
Country: Iran

The Color of Paradise (1999)

The Color of Paradise (1999)

A Poetic Beauty

The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation.

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Awards

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Uruguayan Film Critics Association – Best Film

The Color of Paradise Trailer

Turtles Can Fly (2004)

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand (2004)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Language: Kurdish
Country: Iran, Iraq

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Turtles Can Fly Poster

Life in Iraq, as seen through children’s eyes

The film is set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of the US invasion of Iraq.

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Awards

Berlin International Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Peace Film Award
San Sebastián International Film Festival – Best Film
Chicago International Film Festival – Special Jury Award
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Audience Award
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Best Film
Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children – Golden Butterfly

Turtles Can Fly Trailer