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)

Weekend (1967)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

A mind-expanding anti-Western diatribe about one woman's road to guerrillahood is among Godard's more fully realised works, with a long traffic-jam se... 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, Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, 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

What Women Want (2011)

Director: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Andy Lau, Gong Li

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Based on the Hollywood blockbuster. 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

While At War (2019)

Director: Alejandro Amenabar

July 18, 1936. Salamanca, Castilla and León (center to Spain). The Spanish army declares the state of war in the city, hoping to extend it to the rest... 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

Wildland (2020)

Director: Jeanette Nordahl
Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen

Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outside of the home,... Read more