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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)

Windhorse (1998)

7/10
Director: Paul Wagner
Starring: Dadon, Jampa Kelsang, Richard Chang, Lu Yu

This compelling first feature from Academy Award-winning documentarian Paul Wagner tells the story of three young Tibetans and their search for freedo... Read more

Window To Paris (1995)

7.4/10
Director: Yuri Mamin
Starring: Agnes Soral, Serguei Dontsov, Victor Mikhailov

An unusual fantasy from Russia about a group of St. Petersburg residents who find a strange 'spatial ladder' in the closet of a deceased neighbor that... Read more

Wintersleepers (1997)

Director: Tom Tykwer
Starring: Ulrich Matthers, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

From the director of 'Run Lola Run', focusing on the lives of five people caught in a snowbound mountain town. "Disturbing, scary and erotic... Tom Ty... Read more

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma

A popular actress (perennial Almodovar favourite, Carmen Maura) is driven to distraction when her lover leaves for another woman. She's certain she ca... Read more

Would I Lie To You, Again? (2001)

Director: Thomas Gilou
Starring: Richard Anconina, Bruno Solo, Jose Garcia, Gilbert Melki, Gad Elmaleh, Daniel Pr...

A more than worthy sequel to the 1997 comedy that reunites the original cast as Jewish businessmen in the rag trade. Unfortunately business is on the... Read more

Would I Lie To You? / Would I Lie To You, Again? (1997)

Director: Thomas Gilou
Starring: Richard Anconina, Vincent Elbaz, Bruno Solo

'Would I Lie To You?' Jobless, broke and down and out in Paris, Eddie Vuibert (Richard Anconina) is going nowhere fast. After a local fabric-seller co... Read more

Woyzeck (1978)

7.2/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Wolfgang Reichmann, Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes

The tragedy of a simple soldier who is humiliated by everyone around him and is finally driven to murder; fashioned into a brilliant, compelling piece... Read more

WR - Mysteries Of The Organism (1971)

6.9/10
Director: Dusan Makavejev
Starring: Milena Dravic, Jagoda Kaloper, Tuli Kupferberg

WR is Dr Wilhelm Reich, eulogized here in the documentary section as one who advocated orgasm as a means of releasing inhibition, includes such bizarr... Read more

Xala (1975)

6.8/10
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Starring: Thiero Leye, Seun Samb

Xala ('Impotence') is a Senegalese social comedy, filmed in the Wolof language. A rich, corrupt business executive marries for the third time for the... Read more

Yeelen (1987)

Director: Souleymane Cisse
Starring: Balla Moussa Keita, Issiaka Kane, Soumba Traoure

Conceivably one of the finest films to come out of Africa, this stunning adaptation of an oral legend from Mali is set amidst the powerful Mali Empire... Read more