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)

101 Reykjavik (2000)

Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Victoria Abril, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Hanna Maria Karlsdottir, Baltasar Kormaku...

A young man's sexual impulses go haywire when he discovers that the woman he has just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover. Set a... Read more

15 (2003)

Director: Royston Tan
Starring: Melvin Chen, Melvin Lee, Erick Chun, Vynn Soh, Shaun Tan

Singapore too squeaky clean for street kids? Director Royston Tan would disagree, as would his cast of real-life delinquents, many of whom are now mi... Read more

1900 (1976)

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini, Laura Bett...

Aka "Novecento". This sweeping chronicle of 20th century Italy focuses on the sons of two contrasting families; the landowner's son (Robert De Niro) a... Read more

1971 (2007)

Director: Amrit Sagar
Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Ravi Kishan, Manav Kaul, Deepak Dobriyal, Kumud Mishra, Chittaranj...

Set against the backdrop of a POW camp in Pakistan, Amrit Sagar's directorial debut follows six Indian prisoners, awaiting release after their capture... Read more

2 Seconds (1998)

Director: Manon Briand
Starring: Charlotte Laurier, Dino Tavarone, Jonathan Bolduc, Suzanne Clement, Yves Pelleti...

Champion of the mountain bike circuit, Laurie (Charlotte Laurier) is, after ten years, still at the top of her game. At the start of a crucial race sh... Read more

20 30 40 (Twenty Thirty Forty) (2004)

Director: Sylvia Chang
Starring: Sylvia Chang, Rene Liu, Lee Sinje

Sylvia Chang wrote, directed and starred in this story of three women at different stages of their lives. She is the forty-something of the triumvira... Read more

2046 (2004)

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Takuya Kimura, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye W...

Wong Kar-wai's lush companion to 2000's festival hit 'In The Mood For Love', sees Tony Leung return as Hong Kong writer Chow, who has given up journal... Read more

3 Extremes (2004)

Director: Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, Fruit Chan
Starring: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-...

Three of Asia's hottest directors join forces for this horror triple. Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, Korea's Park Chan-wook and Japan's Takashi Miike each co... Read more

3 Extremes 2 (2002)

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr
Starring: Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Eugenia Yua...

Another collection of three chilling shorts from innovative Asian directors. From Korea Ji-woon Kim's, 'Memories' is about a woman (Hye-su Kim) who w... Read more

3-Iron (2004)

Director: Kim Ki-duk
Starring: Lee Seung-yeon, Jae Hee, Kwon Hyuk-ho

Breaking into mansions while the homeowners are away, an enigmatic drifter repays his hosts' unwitting hospitality by performing small chores in the r... Read more