Less a movie and more a set of images trying to say… something, or maybe a bunch of different things, it ran afoul of Czech communist censors but has since found its audience.
Tag Archives: Non-English language movies
THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… (1953)
A story of the dynamics between the sexes in Belle Epoque France, highlighted by the spectacular visuals of director Max Ophuls.
SCENER UR ETT ÄKTENSAP (1973)
HBO is currently airing an English-language remake of this very intimate take by Ingmar Bergman on the dissolution of a marriage, originally a Swedish TV miniseries that was successfully edited down for an international release.
THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)
A very realistic movie about guerrilla warfare that basically invented a new style of movie-making.
A landmark of “modernist” cinema, but don’t expect it to, y’know, have a story or make any attempt to explain anything.
Federico Fellini’s exaggerated childhood memories form the basis for this story of a year in the life of a 1930s Italian small town.
DET SJUNDE INSEGLET (1957)
Ingmar Bergman’s allegorical classic about the absence of God during a plague really, really hit home with me on this viewing. Wonder why?
LATE SPRING (1949)
An aggressively minimalist postwar Japanese family drama from Yasujiro Ozu, about a daughter who just wants to take care of her aging father, even though everyone else wants her to get married to literally anyone.
AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)
A descent into madness with conquistadors searching fruitlessly for El Dorado, that Werner Herzog dragged a full movie crew down the Amazon to shoot.
In which a king sacrifices basically everything that matters for the sake of his own pride, manifested through giving Indian classical music parties, as you do.