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  1. 02 Jan '11 00:55
    I apologise for want of a better title, i am interested in essentially ethnic style films, with subtitles. If you can post any film titles that you think are worth watching please let me know, two that i have enjoyed recently were ,

    Atanarjuat (the fast runner), an Inuit film based on ancient mythology

    Red river (Jiarui Zhang) set in a border town between China and Vietnam, tells the story of a young girl who is mentally impaired because of what happened to her father and how the war affected ordinary people.

    Any other so called ethnic films (i cannot think of a better description) i would appreciate any references 🙂
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    02 Jan '11 02:58
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I apologise for want of a better title, i am interested in essentially ethnic style films, with subtitles. If you can post any film titles that you think are worth watching please let me know, two that i have enjoyed recently were ,

    Atanarjuat (the fast runner), an Inuit film based on ancient mythology

    Red river (Jiarui Zhang) set in a border ...[text shortened]... alled ethnic films (i cannot think of a better description) i would appreciate any references 🙂
    They just call them 'foreign films' in the US.
  3. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    02 Jan '11 03:09
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I apologise for want of a better title, i am interested in essentially ethnic style films, with subtitles. If you can post any film titles that you think are worth watching please let me know, two that i have enjoyed recently were ,

    Atanarjuat (the fast runner), an Inuit film based on ancient mythology

    Red river (Jiarui Zhang) set in a border ...[text shortened]... alled ethnic films (i cannot think of a better description) i would appreciate any references 🙂
    You should engage with 'dantriola'...unfortunately he has no time for the public forum but he's the man for all things 'film'. French film is my limit I'm afraid..
  4. 02 Jan '11 04:05
    Originally posted by rwingett
    They just call them 'foreign films' in the US.
    yes, its like saying that Cantonese is a foreign language, foreign to whom? anyhow, any foreign films would do 🙂
  5. 02 Jan '11 04:09
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    You should engage with 'dantriola'...unfortunately he has no time for the public forum but he's the man for all things 'film'. French film is my limit I'm afraid..
    yes French films would do. I once took some teenagers to the Glasgow Film theatre (small independent theatre mostly showing non mainstream movies) to see the surrealist 1930s version of beauty and the beast (La Belle et la Bête), Jean Cocteau. They sat threw it with minimal complaint.
  6. 02 Jan '11 04:13
    Another (i am going to call it not foreign language but regional language) film that i liked was Aguirre, the Wrath of God, with Klaus Kinski, a film about the conquistadors fight to survive their lust for Gold, i recommend it to anyone, a fine film.
  7. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    02 Jan '11 06:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yes French films would do. I once took some teenagers to the Glasgow Film theatre (small independent theatre mostly showing non mainstream movies) to see the surrealist 1930s version of beauty and the beast (La Belle et la Bête), Jean Cocteau. They sat threw it with minimal complaint.
    Sometimes it's hard finding French films with English subtitles, especially when seeking such films in the U.S. I've suggested a few to friends only for them to find with Spanish or Portuguese dubbing and likewise similar with subtitle...anything other than original. I immediately suggested finding a more 'local' French Canadian source but that didn't seem to be as obvious as it appeared to me..

    I'd thoroughly recommend Pierre Etaix and delights such as 'The Suitor' ('Le Soupirant'😉 and 'Yoyo' from the 60's...there is a a box set that includes five works of comedy and real insight into the French psyche and culture seen through this all too overlooked genius..
    How is your French by the way, I'm unsure if an English subtitled version was eventually found but I'll check if you like.. 🙂 Here is the link I sent to a friend a few months ago when the box set became available:
    http://www.arteboutique.com/detailProduct.action?product.id=453721

    EDIT: I nearly missed that comment of yours and the kids sitting through that film, ''They sat threw it with minimal complaint''...do I sense a degree of dry humour there 😛
  8. 02 Jan '11 18:17
    This past year have given us quite a few excellent foreign films. Immediately I think of

    Lebanon
    A Prophet
    The White Ribbon
  9. 02 Jan '11 22:17 / 1 edit
    Rabbit-Proof Fence,

    beautiful film of three Aborigine girls that escape forced captivity in the 1930s and try to make it back home through the outback.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    05 Jan '11 14:54
    The title of this thread made me think of this:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107376/

    Latcho Drom, the historical journey of gypsy people told by the subtle differences and similarities in gypsy music from India until Spain.
  11. 06 Jan '11 00:51
    Originally posted by Palynka
    The title of this thread made me think of this:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107376/

    Latcho Drom, the historical journey of gypsy people told by the subtle differences and similarities in gypsy music from India until Spain.
    thanks for that, its gonna be awesome!

    http://stagevu.com/search?for=Latcho+Drom&in=Videos
  12. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    06 Jan '11 03:36
    My Long March:

    http://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/film-from-the-peoples-republic-of-china-my-long-march/

    GRANNY.
  13. 06 Jan '11 05:04
    Originally posted by Palynka
    The title of this thread made me think of this:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107376/

    Latcho Drom, the historical journey of gypsy people told by the subtle differences and similarities in gypsy music from India until Spain.
    awesome film, well worth a viewing!
  14. 06 Jan '11 06:33
    Originally posted by badmoon
    This past year have given us quite a few excellent foreign films. Immediately I think of

    Lebanon
    A Prophet
    The White Ribbon
    i tried Lebanon, it was way too gory for me 🙁
  15. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    06 Jan '11 10:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    awesome film, well worth a viewing!
    Glad you liked it, robbie. I find it wonderful, but it's a movie that can be hard to view in one sitting unless you're really in the mood for gypsy music in all its forms.

    Edit - And if you like the music check out Taraf de Haiduks, a Romanian band of gypsy musicians who play traditional Romanian music.