Foreign-language Films

Adam’s Rib (Rebro Adama; 1991; Russia) - Human comedy emphasizing the human
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Yume; 1990) - Summing up a legend’s life lessons
Andrei Rublev (1966; Russia) - No solution for the sorrows of Mother Russia
Big Parade, The (Da yue bing; 1986; China) - A step forward before a pulling back
Boxer Rebellion (Ba guo lian jun; 1975; China) - History viewed from the Chinese side
Carmen (1983; Spain) - Reimagining her in a flamenco style
Carmen (1984; France) - Just smoulders when it should sizzle
Colonel Chabert (1994; France) - Surviving after the long walk home
Colonel Redl (Oberst Redl; Germany, 1985) - Driven by his contradictory demons
Dear Inspector (Tendre Poulet; 1977; France) - Love can be a multi-tasking thing
Dim Sum - A Little Bit of Heart (Chinese; 1985) - Negotiating family’s formal obligations
Empress Dowager, The (Qīng Guó Qīng Chéng; 1975; China) - A new standard in Hong Kong cinema
Farewell My Concubine (Ba wang bie ji; 1993; China) - Beginning the great Asian drama
Flight of the Eagle (Ingenjör Andrées Luftfärd;1982; Sweden) - Swedes compete for bragging rights
Fourth Man, The (De vierde man; 1983, Dutch) - Portrait of the artist as a disaster area
Garde à vue (Under Suspicion; 1981, France) - Pursuing a resolution by year’s end
Girl with the Red Hair, The (Het Meisje Met Het Rode Haar; 1981; Dutch) - Defending justice outside a classroom
Happy New Year (La Bonne Année; 1973; France) - Love not factored into his crime plan
Heroes Two (Fang Shi Yu yu Hong Xiguan; 1974; Hong Kong) - One for the kung-fu cognoscenti
Hidden Fortress, The (Kakushi toride no san-akunin; 1958; Japan) - Discovering the source of a new hope
I Am Curious Yellow (Jag ä nyfiken - en film i gult; 1967; Sweden) - Swedish activist challenges U.S. censorship
King Lear (Korol Lir; 1971; Russia) - The Screen's greatest Lear speaks Russian
Last Tango in Paris (Ultimo tango a Parigi; 1972; France) - Art less interesting than the commerce
Last Tempest, The (Ying tai qi xue; 1976; China) - Distraction fatal to reformer’s cause
Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob, The (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob, 1973; France) - Finding farce in the era's big issues
Magicians of the Silver Screen (Báječní muži s klikou; 1978; Czechoslovakia) - History with grace, charm, humour
Men From the Monastery (Shao Lin zi di; 1974; Hong Kong) - Letting loose an historic anger
Molière (France; 1978) - Ponderous tribute to a comic genius
My Sweet Little Village (Vesničko má středisková; 1985; Czechoslovakia) - Making the most of the mini-dramas
Nasty Girl, The (Das schreckliche Mädchen; 1990; Germany) - Finding humour in serious situations
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht; 1979; Germany) - Damsel is the ultimate stakeholder
Official Story, The (Los Desaparecidos; 1985; Argentina) - Truth put ahead of blissful ignorance
Rhapsody in August (Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî ; 1991; Japan) - Simple truths painfully illuminated
Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje; 1977, Dutch) - National service an ambiguous choice
Spirit of the Beehive, The (El espiritu de la colmena; 1973, Spain) - Living in the land of a monster-god
State of Siege (État de siège, 1972; France) - A.I.D. comes with an unexpected price
Tampopo (1985; Japan) - Satisfying a variety of life’s appetites
That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes; 1982; France) - Swiftly paced intellectual adventure
Threepenny Opera, The (Die Dreigroschenoper; 1963; Germany) - Effort at mass marketing misfires
Tilaï (The Law; Burkina Faso; 1990) - Exposing generational conflicts
Twenty Six Days from the Life of Dostoyevsky (Dvadtsat shest dney iz zhizni Dostoevskogo; 1981; Russia) - Literary lion finds steno's spunk a tonic
Wannsee Conference, The (Die Wannseekonferenz; 1984; Germany)) - Historical horror in a civilized setting
Wartime Romance (Voenno-polevoy roman; 1983; Russia) - Glimpsing another sort of fog of war
We the Living (Noi Viva, Addio Kira!; 1942; Italy) - Experiencing the world according to Rand
Woman Demon Human (Ren gui qing; 1987; China) - Feminism behind the mask of tradition
Z (1969; France) - Facing death bravely, living life courageously