Awards season is fast-approaching for Hollywood, and we’ve singled out the most talked-about and critically praised foreign films of 2011!
The Artist – (France) This year’s surprise favorite – a French silent film set in 1920′s Hollywood. Audiences can’t help themselves from cheering at the end.
In a Better World – (Denmark) The 2011 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Film is set in Denmark and a refugee camp in Sudan, about the lives of two families intersect after their young sons bully each other.
The Skin I Live In – (Spain) Pedro Almodovar’s latest project features a scientist who invents indestructible skin and his relationship with the woman who acts as his guinea pig.
In The Land of Milk and Honey – (US/Bosnia) Angelina Jolie’s controversial directorial debut is about a female Bosnian POW who falls in love with her captor.
A Separation – (Iran) Debuting to critical praise, A Separation focuses on an Iranian middle-class couple who separate, and the intrigues which follow when the husband hires a lower-class caretaker for his elderly father.
The Flowers of War – (US/China) Amidst much controversy, Christian Bale stars in this historical movie set during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937, about a Westerner who finds refuge with a group of women in a church and poses as a priest to lead the women to safety.
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