These are my favorite films in a language other than English that I have seen in 2003. Of course, depending on where you live, some of them may have opened in 2002, or not at all.
I. RUSSIAN ARK(Russia) and THE SON(Belgium)
II. ARO TOLBUKHIN(Spain/Mexico/Hungary), HERO(China) and MONDAYS IN THE SUN (Spain)
III.DIVINE INTERVENTION(Palestine/France)and IRREVERSIBLE(France).
IV. MAROONED IN IRAQ(Iran), JAPON(Mexico), BALSEROS(Spain), CHIHWASEON(S.Korea), LAVOURA ARCAICA(Brasil), CITY OF GOD(Brasil), MAN WITHOUT A PAST(Finland), THE VIRGIN OF LUST(Mexico), LES DIABLES(France)
HONORABLE MENTION: Respiro(Ita),Remembering the Turning Gate(S.Kor),A Lucky Day(Arg), Fairy Tales to Put Crocodiles to Sleep(Mex), Eden(Pol), Nowhere in Africa(Ger),Fausto 5.0(Sp)