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)

Water (2005)

Director: Deepa Mehta
Starring: Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, Jon Abrahams, Sarala , Manorama

The long-awaited and controversial third instalment of Deepa Mehta's Elemental Trilogy, the film production was shut down in 2000 by Hindu fundamental... Read more

Weatherwoman Returns (1996)

Director: Tomoaki Hosoyama
Starring: Kei Mizutami

More loopy action as Keiko and her workmates are under threat from rival station TV Trendy, run by the evil Megumi, who is always one step ahead of th... Read more

Western (1997)

Director: Manuel Poirier
Starring: Sergi Lopez, Sacha Bourdo, Elisabeth Vitali

An intelligent and sensitive road-movie about two foreigners spending three weeks together hitch-hiking through northern France. Crackling with traged... Read more

What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1984)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Angela De Andres-Lopez, Luis Hostalot, Carmen Maura, Veronica Forque

The exquisite Carmen Maura stars as a put-upon housewife and cleaning woman hooked on no-doze who ends up selling one of her sons to a dentist and kil... Read more

What Time Is It There? (2002)

Director: Tsai Ming-Liang
Starring: Lu Yi-Ching, Chen Shiang-Chyi, Lee Kang-Sheng

A disconnected young watch vendor on the streets of Taipei becomes obsessed with both a dual-time wristwatch that belonged to his late father and the... Read more

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Director: Mikio Naruse
Starring: Hideko Takamine

A delicate, devastating study of a woman's life, a Ginza barmaid who fears that, as she faces her 30th birthday and the loss of her job, she will have... Read more

When Father Was Away on Business (1985)

Director: Emir Kusturica
Starring: Moreno D'e Bartolli, Miki Manojlovic

Celebrated Balkan filmmaker Emir Kusturica won his first Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour, for this exuberant portrait of 1950s Y... Read more

Wild Zero (2000)

Director: Tetsuro Takeuchi
Starring: Guitar Wolf, Drum Wolf, Bass Wolf, Masashi Endo, Kwancharu Shitichai

When aliens start turning the population into flesh-eating zombies, only rock fan Ace and his favourite band, Guitar Wolf (and they're a real band!) h... Read more

Wim Wenders' Documentaries: Tokyo-Ga / Notebook on Cities and Clothes / Room 666 (1982)

Director: Wim Wenders

This collection of three documentaries from the iconic German filmmaker includes: 'Tokyo-Ga' (1985) - Using the work of acclaimed Japanese director Ya... Read more

Wim Wenders' Road Movies: Alice In The Cities (1973) / Wrong Move (1975) / Kings Of The Road (1976)

Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Rudiger Vogler, Yella Rottlander, Lisa Kreuzer, Hanna Schygulla, Hanns Zischler

This trilogy of road movies from acclaimed German director Wim Wenders, starring Rudiger Vogler, form a commentary on the adoption of American culture... Read more