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Top 10 foreign film theatrical releases - first half of 2005

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:05 am
by trevor826
In date order.

Reconstruction - Christoffer Boe 2003

Vodka Lemon - Hiner Saleem 2003

Good Morning Night, Buongiorno, notte - Marco Bellocchio 2003

Turtles Can Fly, Lakposhtha hm parvaz mikonand - Bahman Ghobadi 2004

The Holy Girl, La Nia santa - Lucrecia Martel 2004

Koktabel - Boris Khlebnikov, Aleksei Popogrebsky 2003

Don't Move, Non ti muovere - Sergio Castellitto 2004

Head On, Gegen die Wand - Fatih Akin 2004

Maria Full of Grace - not a true foreign film but it'll have to do. Joshua Marston 2004

Untold Scandal, Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa - Je-yong Lee 2003

So far some good films but not as much choice as the same period of 2004, I haven't had the opportunity to see any films in the cinema during June because of my foot. I have high hopes for the second half of 2005 but not from any of our multiplex's.

What are your choices?

Cheers Trev.

Re: Top 10 foreign film theatrical releases - first half of 2005

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:55 pm
by A
All new releases I've seen this year in order of preference. The bold ones are favorites.

1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (USA / Wes Anderson) ***1/2 / ****
2. Nobody Knows (Japan / Hirokazu Koreeda) ***1/2 / ****
3. Tony Takitani (Japan / Jun Ichikawa) ***1/2 / ****
4. Lesquive (France / Abdellatif Kechiche) ***3/4 / ****
5. House of flying daggers (China, Hong Kong / Yimou Zhang) ***3/4 / ****
6. The Aviator (USA / Martin Scorsese) ***1/2 / ****
7. Uzak (Turkey / Nuri Bilge Ceylan) ***1/4 / ****
8. Nicht ohne Risiko ( Germany / Harun Farocki) ***1/4 / ****
9. Agnes und seine Brder (Germany / Oskar Roehler) *** / ****
10. Finding Neverland (USA, UK / Marc Forster) *** / ****
11. Turtles can fly (Iran, France, Iraq / Bahman Ghobadi) *** / ****
12. Maria Full of Grace (USA, Colombia / Joshua Marston) **3/4 / ****
13. Closer (USA / Mike Nichols) **1/2 / ****
14. Udalionnyy dostup (Russia / Svetlana Proskurina) **1/2 / ****
15. The Syrian Bride (Israel, France, Germany / Eran Riklis) **1/4 / ****
16. Barefoot (Germany / Til Schweiger) **1/4 / ****
17. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (USA / George Lucas) ** / ****
18. Melinda and Melinda (USA / Woody Allen) ** / ****
19. Immortal (France / Enki Bilal) seen last year, but probably *1/2 / ****
20. AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (USA,UK, and others / Paul W.S. Anderson) *3/4 / ****
21. Blade: Trinity (USA / David S. Goyer) 1/4* / ****

So far, from the few films I've seen a great year. Already 5 favorites, from 16 films I intended to see (5 were "accidental" viewings, sometimes with a friend ), and I think it will get even better.