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)

Bad Education (2004)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Lluis Homar, Javier Camara, Daniel Gimenez Ca...

From acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar ("Talk to Her") comes an outrageous tale of desire, revenge and murder. Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martinez) gets... Read more

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Director: Grigori Chukhrai
Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Aloysha is a frightened young soldier fighting the Germans when, more by good luck than good management, he disables two enemy tanks. As a reward he... Read more

Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa, Keiko Ogasawara

Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa, and recounting an ancient Japanese custom whereby, in times of hardship, the young inhabitants of a remote vi... Read more

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)

Director: Dai Sijie
Starring: Xun Zhou, Chen Kun, Liu Ye

Set in China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s, the story follows Luo (Chen Kun) and Ma (Liu Ye), two young men from the city who are sent t... Read more

Bandit Queen (1994)

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpai

Based on the true-life of Phoolan Devi, a lower-class woman who was sold at age 11 by her family as a child bride but later escaped. Challenging her c... Read more

Baran (2001)

Director: Majid Majidi
Starring: Hossein Abedini, Mohammad Amir Naji, Zahra Bahrami, Hossein Rahimi, Hossein Mahj...

From the acclaimed director of "Children of Heaven" comes the uplifting tale of the relationship between 17-year-old worker Lateef and the illegally... Read more

Barefoot Gen / Barefoot Gen 2 (1983)

Director: Kazuo Oga

The powerful and tragic autobiographical story of manga artist Keiji Nakazawa, just six years old when an atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of H... Read more

Barsaat - A Sublime Love Story (2005)

Director: Suneel Darshan
Starring: Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood hunk Bobby Deol is the object of two women's affection in this masala remake of 'Sweet Home Alabama'. Arav leaves his beautiful wife (Priya... Read more

Bartali (2006)

Director: Alberto Negrin

Based on a true-story, this made-for-television feature follows the career of Italian cycling star Gino Bartali known as the Iron Man. When his brothe... Read more

Basque Ball (2004)

Director: Julio Medem

This fascinating and thought-provoking documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia) explores the unique language and traditions of... Read more