February Creativity: Day Twenty….Watch Foreign Films

Stoked about this day’s post! My ALL TIME FAVORITE foreign film is Pan’s Labyrinth:

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Title: Pan’s Labyrinth
Year: 2006
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Country of Origin: Spain
Genre: Science Fiction-Fantasy / Horror

But being that this month is all about doing NEW things, I felt it was time to put my foreign film ‘feelers’ out to see what other greatness there is awaiting my vision!!

I am so blessed to have a plethora of family and friends at my disposal…and a large section of those wonderful friends happen to be a wonderful mix of nationalities 🙂 So naturally I picked their brains for some great foreign films to watch on this oh-so-awesome February Creativity day 🙂 These are some of the films suggested to me, by them. You can click on the images to watch the trailers or see their ratings:

  le_scaphandre_et_le_papillon,2Title: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell & The Butterfly)
Year: 2007
Director: Julian Schnabel
Country of Origin: France
Genre: Biography / Drama

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Title: Fa Ueung Nin Wa (In the Mood for Love)
Year: 2000
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Genre: Romance / Drama

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 Title: Le Pacte de Loupe (The Brotherhood of the Wolf)
Year: 2001
Director: Christophe Gans
Country of Origin: France
Genre: Action & Adventure / Drama / Horror

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 Title: El Orfanato (The Orphanage)
Year: 2007 Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Country of Origin: Spain
Genre: Mystery-Suspense / Horror / Drama

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Title: Der Untergang (Downfall)
Year: 2004
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Country of Origin: Germany
Genre: Biography / War / Historical Drama

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Title: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks)
Year: 2008
Director: Dany Boon
Country of Origin: France
Genre: Comedy

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Title: Om Shanti Om
Year: 2008
Director: Farah Khan
Country of Origin: India
Genre: Bollywood / Musical / Drama / Romance

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Title: Idi I Smotri (Come and See)
Year: 1985
Director: Elem Klimov
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Genre: War / Historical Drama

In the end I decided to go with a Turkish film. One, I have never seen a turkish film…Two, I LIVE in Turkey so I thought I should represent…and Three, I was in the mood for a romance…..Four, I’ve always wanted to learn Sign Language….So my choice was this one, Thank you

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Title: Başka Dilde Ask (Love in Another Language)
Year: 2009
Director: Ilksen Basarir
Country of Origin: Turkey
Genre: Drama / Romance

Even though the ending caught me off guard it was a very intriguing movie. I love the actors. They a re great. Plus it doesnt hurt that they are attractive :))) I love how there are mini plots (lke the neighbors) happening. All in all I enjoyed the film. Now onto the rest of the list!

I really enjoy foreign films….I suppose they could spark some creativity if it is a culture that you dont know much about.

Have a great day!

Stay tuned…TOMORROW: Count Your Blessings!
To see the full list go HERE.