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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)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Clarkso...

Set in the titular Spanish city, Woody Allen's romantic drama features the new Allen favourite Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall as American tourist... Read more

Village of Dreams (1999)

7.1/10
Director: Yoichi Higashi
Starring: Keigo Matsuyama, Kyozo Nagatsuka, Mieko Harada, Shogo Matsuyama

An enchanting, blissful look at the magic and terror of childhood. Identical twin brothers, now successful artists, recall the summer of 1948 when the... Read more

Viruddh (2005)

7.1/10
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jon Abrahams, Sanjay Dutt, Anusha Dhandekar

What begins as a heart-warming family drama soon turns into an indictment of corruption in Indian politics and one father's struggle to clear his son'... Read more

Vive L'Amour (1994)

7.5/10
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang
Starring: Lee Kang-Sheng, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chao-jung Chen

Three city folk unknowingly share a city apartment in Taipei. May is the real estate agent using it for romantic liaisons while it's on the market, A... Read more

Vodka Lemon (2003)

6.8/10
Director: Hiner Saleem
Starring: Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian

Kurdish filmmaker Hiner Saleem earned critical comparisons to Fellini, Kusturica, Iosseliani, and Kaurismaki with this breakout comedy. A whimsical, f... Read more

Voices of Iraq (2004)

6.4/10

This ground-breaking documentary saw 150 digital cameras given out to the people of Iraq. They filmed their daily lives and documented their views an... Read more

Volver (2006)

7.6/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lam...

Pedro Almodovar's 16th feature film stars Penelope Cruz as a hard-working janitor, supporting a daughter and a layabout husband in Madrid. Her own mo... Read more

Waiting For Happiness (2002)

6.8/10
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Starring: Khatra Ould Adder Kader, Nana Diakite

Foregoing complex plotting for spell-binding mood and provocative symbolism, this French/Mauritanian drama set in the northern African country traces... Read more

Walk On Water (2004)

7.4/10
Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Carolina Peters, Gidon Shemer

Eyal is a Mossad assassin sent to kill an aging Nazi war criminal. The target's grandaughter is living on a kibbutz in Israel and her brother is abou... Read more

Warm Spring (2002)

6.6/10
Director: Wulan Tana
Starring: Tian Chengren, Zhang Yan, Hao Yang, Yu Weijie

Directed by Wulan Tana this poignant drama is the tale of young orphan Xiao Hua, who after fleeing the clutches of an abusive foster parent, finds a s... Read more