Your name in lights above it
I know they're gonna love it
I'm assuming that it's a joke answer.
Might be Delicatessen though
The Red Balloon is wonderful, though has no dialogue in it.
I still need to watch The Bicycle Thieves
Also, Goodbye Lenin. That's great.
then That Obscure Object Of Desire
maybe The Woman In The Dunes
michael mcdonald baking singing makes it
surely the greatest foreign film of all time
is it any good?
a (French) film called The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life. Simply stunning. It was funny, moving, bittersweet but overall just brilliant.
Far better than any of the Three Colours.
thought it was a bit shit really
One of them was a short about a man who's son drowns after falling into frozen lake. Check those out.
But, yeah, Dekalog is incredible. Well worth 10 hours of anyone's time. Although A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love are better expanded it has to be said. Both devastating.
could've been good
White and Red are fucking great.
kung fu hustle's better
I'm sure cementimental will be in here in a second to say how that doesn't compare to his other less well known films anyway
Russian Ark from a technical standpoint is fucking incredible
Breathless (A bout de souffle) is brilliant as well
There's more that i'm forgetting, will get back to you.
it's pretty foreign
wouldn't say it's exactly my favourite movie though but yeah, it's the best
Let The Right One In
The Lives Of Others
I keep it with your letter
and also The Devil's Backbone. I massively preferred it to Pan's Labyrinth, I think it's a pretty much perfect film for me.
I do like Let The Right One In though. Keep meaning to read the apparently completely horrible book.
but it felt unsatisfying, and weirdly short. The Devil's Backbone is an earlier film about the same director, and explores the same theme (ie that the real violence of war is actually a lot more terrifying than the supernatural) and it's a ghost story set in an orphanage and it's absolutely great.
I've not seen that one, but I love that sort of ghost story, recommend me some more!
The Awakening is sort of similar; decent but not quite as good. I suppose The Others would be the obvious one to mention in this list as well
and officially Spanish isn't it? Despite the actors all speaking English.
I shall watch it this weekend :)
saw les diaboliques for the first time last night too which could very well be a future contender for me. loved it.
also got a massive soft spot for battle royale 'cause i saw it when i was about 14 and thought i was a right badass as I swaggered in to school the next day having just seen a (at the time) rare and hyper violent adult film. :(
Battle Royale is so much fun.
Gets me every time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana-bi
takeshi kitano's pretty cool
and another called Respisro
I'm going to recommend this:
Such a sweet and funny film.
in a year with 13 moons
Few people ever seem to have seen it, though. Think i'm a bit too indie for you lot, tbh.
This scene sticks in my head the most: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBnmBEDF52g
Japanese one about a bus driver and a teenage brother and sister who are the only survivers when the bus they're on being hijacked by a deranged killer. The bus driver ends up taking care of the brother and sister and taking them on a road trip... it's long and brooding, but absorbing. And quite profound.
Also nominated - The White Ribbon. Intense-orama. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KJKvvvxY74
Oh, and Dogtooth is great. I don't have a favourite.