You know how to read (otherwise this all looks ridiculous to you) and you love to watch films, but for some reason or another you rarely put those together. Welcome to Foreign Friday where we respect your intellect enough to expect that you can do both at the same time. Venturing outside the comforts of your own home (but not literally, because that couch and Netflix are just so comfortable) to find the international fare to wet your cinematic appetite. This week features a police story that is nothing like the world of Law & Order; come along to Romania for Police, Adjective.
You know that you should watch more foreign films, but you have no idea where to start. It’s going to be okay, Foreign Friday is here to be your leader. Let LonelyReviewer do the necessary digging to let you know not only what’s out in the cinematic world, but also if it’s any good. Sit down, relax and get ready to read some subtitles. This week we take a casual stroll to the Great White North, that’s right; we’re going to Canada with the sweetly moving Monsieur Lazhar.
The blockbuster season got you hating on English-language films? I get it. August tends to be filled with some pretty lackluster fare. That’s where Foreign Friday comes in, offering up a smattering of international cinema to break up the monotony. Ask a little bit more of yourself and read some subtitles. No swords or blood here, this week we will be on the search for some laughs, stopping in not one, but two countries, hopping between France and Finland with Let My People Go!.
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so you guys must be in love with Foreign Friday. After a couple weeks devoid of repertory foreign film writing (although we did talk about a couple new foreign releases last week), we are back to address your international appetites. With our return we head to the land of katanas, robes and topknots. That’s right, it’s time for a samurai film. Come with me to Japan as we explore honor and tradition with Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.
Put on your reading glasses and get ready to get after some subtitles because it’s Foreign Friday. This may be the week to really test just how far you are willing to go for a film. Sometimes you just have to be willing to throw out any preconceived notions and let a film take you away as you hold on for dear life. Let’s just say, things are going to get a little weird. This week we return to France who provides us a decadent and surrealist journey with Holy Motors.
The nine-to-five been getting you down? Feeling a little too domestic? Foreign Friday is here to add that touch of the international to your week. Our trips so far have been a bit dramatic; some sci-fi here, a little action, maybe something depressing and dark. This week we have lightened things up. So come along as we take a visit to South Korea for the coming-of-age film “Punch”.