Foreign Language Films

Possibly Alice's strongest collection are the Foreign Language Films. Here you can totally immerse yourself in a veritable feast of titles from around the globe. We have divided this section into regional categories. There are many great films to be discovered within and they make for a preferred alternative to the steady input of Hollywood fodder that generally permeates our screens. Right: The wonderful "Manon Des Sources" ("Jean de Florette" Part 2)

The Vanishing (1988)

Director: George Sluizer
Starring: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Johanna Ter Steege

A sleek psycho-chiller with an absorbing plot about the vanishing without a trace of a young woman at a gas station, and the terrifying battle of wits... Read more

The Virgin Spring (1960)

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

This stunning work stars Max Von Sydow in an exploration of a father's revenge for the rape and murder of his daughter. The highly contrasting black a... Read more

The Wannsee Conference (1984)

Director: Heinz Schirk
Starring: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Brockman, Gunter Spoerrie

An acclaimed film that re-enacts the fateful January 1942 meeting of the Nazi party and top German Officials that set in motion 'The Final Solution'.... Read more

The Way We Laughed (1998)

Director: Gianni Amelio
Starring: Francesco Guiffrida, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Contartese, Rosaria Danze, Fabrizi...

A.k.a. "Cosi Ridevano". The epic story of two brothers who emigrate to the northern Italian city of Turin, to escape the poverty of their Sicilian hom... Read more

The Wedding Banquet (1993)

Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein

Gay Taiwanese-American Winston Chao tries to fool his parents via a fake wedding, with unexpected complications. This grand comedy knowingly and poign... Read more

The White Masai (2005)

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
Starring: Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester

A truly incredible love story based on Corinne Hofmann's autobiography about her journey to Kenya and her culture-shock romance with a Masai warrior.... Read more

The White Sheik (1951)

Director: Federico Fellini
Starring: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bova, Leopoldo Trieste

Fellini's first film as director chronicles the adventures of a provincial couple honeymooning in Rome and the wife's involvement with a cartoon hero,... Read more

The Widow Of Saint-Pierre (1999)

Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica

1850 Saint-Pierre, a forgotten small island near Canada. Neel Auguste is found guilty and condemned to death, but in Saint-Pierre there is neither gui... Read more

The World (2004)

Director: Jia Zhang-ke
Starring: Zhao Tao, Chen Taisheng, Jue Jing, Zhong-wei Jiang, Yi-qun Wang

Set in the massive theme park outside Beijing where famous world landmarks are recreated, this beautiful allegorical film (and ironic given the endles... Read more

Theorem (1968)

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Terence Stamp, Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti

Terence Stamp plays the mysterious Christ or Devil figure who stays briefly with a wealthy Italian family, seducing them one by one. He then goes as q... Read more