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What are some of your favorite foreign films?
I'm looking for some recommendations for foreign films from the Mediterranean area like Spain and Italy. If you know of any good ones let me know.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
La Dolce Vita
A Pure Formality (Awesome movie seriously)
Los Abrazos Rotos
Talk To Her
The Devil's Backbone
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you want Italian films, watch some Fellini films like 8 1/2 and Amarcord. And La Dolce Vita is supposed to be an excellent movie as well, but I have yet to see it.
Also, Bernardo Bertolucci is great. His debut, The Grim Reaper, is quite interesting, as is Last Tango in Paris (it's in English though). I've also heard great things about 1900, but I can't get a hold of a copy :(
Also, Michelangelo Antonioni is pretty impressive. He came to Hollywood in the mid-60s and made Blow-Up, which is a classic. In '75 he made The Passenger with Jack Nicholson, which is a great movie. I think his first film was L'Aventura (The Adventure), which is an interesting mystery/romance film.
And even earlier there was Ladri di Biciclete (1948 I think) or Bicycle Thieves (sometimes translated as Bicycle Thief) a film by Vittorio De Sica.
I think my absolute favorite foreign film is Truffaut's Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (Shoot The Piano Player), it's an excellent film with a good bit of comedy. Truffaut's most well known film, The 400 Blows is worth a watch as well.
However, I don't really know anything about Spanish cinema, sorry.