Modern Foreign Masters Festival

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During these movie nights we show one masterpiece by each of the greatest modern foreign masters of cinema.
The location is the Peninsula (Bay Area, California, USA, America, Earth).
If you are interested in attending, please contact me.


Oct 3, 2008: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal): Viagem ao Principio do Mundo/ Journey to the Beginning of the World (1997) [Reviews]
Oct 10, 2008: Mani Ratman (India): Nayakam (1987)
Oct 17, 2008: Zhang-Ke Jia (China, 1970): Sanxia Haoren/ Still Life (2006) [Reviews]
Oct 24, 2008: Emmanuel Carrere (France): La Moustache (2006) [Reviews]
Oct 31, 2008: Tsai Ming-Liang (Taiwan): What Time Is It There? (2001) [Reviews]
Nov 8, 2008: Michael Haneke (Austria): Code Unbekannt/ Cone Inconnu/ Code Unknown (2001) [Reviews]
Nov 22, 2008: Krzysztof Kieslowski (Poland): Dekalog/ Decalogue I & VII (1988) [Reviews]
Dec 13, 2008: Michael Haneke (Austria): Funny Games (1997) [Reviews]
Dec 24, 2008: Krzysztof Kieslowski (Poland): Dekalog/ Decalogue I & II (1988) [Reviews]
Jan 2, 2009: Theo Angelopoulos (Greece): Eternity and a Day (1998) [Reviews]
Jan 18, 2009: Hou Hsiao-Hsien (China, 1947): Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge/ The Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) [Reviews]
Jan 25, 2009: Peter Greenaway (Britain): The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) [Reviews]
Feb 1, 2009: Herzog (Germany): Fitzcarraldo [Reviews]
Mar 8, 2009: Antonioni (Italy): L'Avventura [Reviews]
Mar 23, 2009: Chen Kaige (China): Ji-ng Ke-ci Qin Wang/ The Emperor and the Assassin (1989) [Reviews]
Jun 19, 2009: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany, 1973): Das Leben der Anderen/ The Lives of Others (2006) [Reviews]
Jul 14, 2009: Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 1968): 4 Luni 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile/ 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) [Reviews]
Sep 11, 2009: Fatih Akin (Germany): Auf der Anderen Seite/ The Edge of Heaven (2008) [Reviews]
Oct 11, 2009: Fatih Akin (Germany): Gegen die Wand/ Head On (2004) [Reviews]
Dec 20, 2009: Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania): Heremakono/ Waiting for Happiness (2002) [Reviews]
Feb 20, 2010: Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): Mies Vailla Menneisyytta/ The Man Without a Past (2002) [Reviews]
Feb 28, 2010: Pedro Almodovar (Spain): Matador (1986) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 7, 2010: Arnaud Desplechin (France): Rois et Reine/ Kings and Queen (2002) [Reviews]
Jun 12, 2010: Bela Tarr: A Torinoi Lo/ The Turin Horse (2011) [reviews] Gallery
Jul 23, 2010: Chen Kaige (China, 1952): Ba Wang Bie Ji/ Farewell my Concubine (1993) [reviews] Gallery
Aug 15, 2010: Majid Majidi (Iran, 1959): Bacheha-ye-Aseman/ Children of Heaven (1997) [reviews] Gallery
Sep 2, 2010: Peter Greenaway (Britain, 1942): The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover (1990) [reviews] Gallery
Dec 12, 2010: Mike Leigh (Britain, 1943): Naked (1993) [reviews] Gallery
Jan 9, 2011: Ken Loach: Kes (1969) [reviews] Gallery
Feb 10, 2011: Wong Kar-wai (China, 1958): A Fei Jingjyuhn/ Days of Being Wild (1991) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 20, 2011: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Aleksandra (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Jun 5, 2011: Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Die Innere Sicherheit/ The State I Am In (2000) [Reviews] Gallery
Aug 2, 2011: Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): The Weeping Meadow (2005) [reviews] Gallery
Sep 24, 2011: Miklos Jancso (Hungary): Csillagosok Katonak/ Red and White (1968) [Reviews] Gallery
Oct 16, 2011: Cristi Puiu (Romania, 1967): Aurora (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Nov 18, 2011: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad, 1961): The Screaming Man (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 23, 2012: Mike Leigh (Britain, 1943): Vera Drake (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 5: Carlos Reygadas (Mexico, 1971): Luz Silenciosa/ Silent Light (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 20, 2012: Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Tuzolto Utca 25/ 25 Firemen St (1973) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 30, 2012: Bela Tarr (Hungary, 1955): Werckmeister Harmoniak/ Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 15, 2012: Michael Haneke (Austria, 1942): Cache` (2005) [Reviews] Gallery
May 5, 2012: Joon-Ho Bong (Korea, 1969): Mother (2009) [Reviews] Gallery
Jun 4, 2012: Cristi Puiu (Romania, 1967): Moartea Domnului Lazarescu/ The Death of Mr Lazarescu (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
Jul 12, 2012: Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): Qing Shao Nian Nuo Zha/ Rebels of the Neon God (1993) [Reviews] Gallery
Aug 3, 2012: Wong Kar-wai (China, 1958): 2046 (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Aug 11, 2012: Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, 1975): Police Adjective (2009) [Reviews] Gallery
Sep 10, 2012: Chan-wook Park (Korea, 1963): Boksuneun Naui Geot/ Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002) [Reviews] Gallery
Oct 3, 2012: Lee Chang-dong (Korea, 1954): Shi/ Poetry (2009) [Reviews] Gallery
Oct 12, 2012: Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 1966): La Mujer Sin Cabeza/ Headless Woman (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Nov 14, 2012: Zhang Yimou (China, 1951): Ju Dou (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
Nov 23, 2012: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Misterios de Lisboa/ Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
Nov 30, 2012: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Le Temps Retrouve/ Time Regained (2000) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 12, 2012: Chan-wook Park (Korea, 1963): Old Boy (2003) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 15,2012: Hong-jin Na (South Korea, 1974): Hwanghae/ The Yellow Sea (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 20, 2012: Michael Haneke (Austria, 1942): Der Siebente Kontinent/ The Seventh Continent (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 27, 2012: Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Gespenster/ Ghosts (2005) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 31, 2012: Jafar Panahi (Iran, 1960): Ayneh/ The Mirror (1997) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 4, 2013: Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Oh Soojung/ Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 5, 2013: Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Kangwon-do ui him/ The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 7, 2013: Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 1966): La Nina Santa/ The Holy Girl (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 11, 2013: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Vale Abraao/ Abraham Valley (1993) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 16, 2013: Kar-wai Wong (China, 1958): Ashes of Time (1994) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 20, 2013: Chen Kaige (China, 1952): Bian Zou Bian Chang/ Life on a String (1991) [reviews] Gallery
Jan 24, 2013: Bela Tarr (Hungary, 1955): Satantango/ Satan's Tango (1994) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 25, 2013: Michael Haneke (Austria, 1942): Le Temps du Loup/ Time of the Wolf (2003) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 27, 2013: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot/ Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 31, 2013: Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Yeojaneun Namjaeui Miraeda/ Woman is the Future of Man (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 1, 2013: Chang-dong Lee (Korea, 1954): Milyang/ Secret Sunshine (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 3, 2013: Alexei Popogrebsky (Russia, 1972): Kak ya Provel Etim Letom/ How I Ended This Summer (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 8, 2012: Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Yella (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 12, 2013: Pedro Almodovar (Spain, 1949): La Ley del Deseo/ The Law of Desire (1986) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 18, 2013: Jafar Panahi (Iran, 1960): This Is Not a Film (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 26, 2013: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 1970): Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 30, 2013: Olivier Assayas: Clean (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 5, 2013: Benoit Jacquot (France, 1947): A Toute de Suite/ Right Now (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 11, 2013: Lisandro Alonso: Liverpool (2008) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 22, 2013: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad, 1961): Daratt/ Dry Season (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 23, 2013: Majid Majidi (Iran, 1959): Beed-e Majnoon/ The Willow Tree (2005) [reviews] Gallery
May 5, 2013: Peter Greenaway (Britain, 1942): A Zed And Two Noughts (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
May 8, 2013: Jacques Audiard (France, 1952): De Battre Mon Cour S'Est Arrete'/ The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) [Reviews] Gallery
May 10, 2013: Bela Tarr (Hungary, 1955): Panelkapcsolat/ Prefab People (1982) [Reviews] Gallery
May 30, 2013: Ari Folman (Israel, 1962): Waltz with Bashir (2008) [Reviews] Gallery
June 7, 2013: Ki-duk Kim (Korea, 1960): Bin-jip/3-Iron (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
July 12, 2013: Marco Tullio Giordana (Italy, 1950): La Meglio Gioventu'/ The Best of Youth (2003)
Aug 25, 2013: Michael Haneke (Austria, 1942): Amour/ Love (2011)
Sep 15, 2013: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 1970): Sang Sattawat/ Syndromes and a Century (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
Oct 23, 2013: Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): Le Havre (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
Nov 2, 2013: Ki-duk Kim (Korea, 1960): Time (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 22, 2013: Claire Denis (France, 1948): L'Intrus/ The Intruder (2005) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 19, 2014: Carlos Reygadas (Mexico, 1971): Post Tenebras Lux (2012) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 23, 2014: Ken Loach: The Angel's Share (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 28, 2014: Yong-Kyun Bae (Korea, 1951): Dharmaga Tongjoguro Kan Kkadalgun/ Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For The East (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 30, 2014: Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Barbara (2012) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 2, 2014: Chang-dong Lee (Korea, 1954): Oasis (2002) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 8, 2014: Matteo Garrone: Reality (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 14, 2014: Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 1966): La Cienega/ The Swamp (2001) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 26, 2014: Peter Greenaway (Britain, 1942): Drowning by numbers (1988) [Reviews] Gallery
Feb 28, 2014: Ki-duk Kim (Korea, 1960): Pieta (2012) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 12, 2014: Andrej Tarkovsky (Russia): Nostalghia (1983) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 20, 2014: Denis Villeneuve: Prisoners (2012) [Reviews] Gallery
Mar 24, 2014: Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Emma (1973) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 1, 2014: Johnnie To (China, 1955): "Du Zhan/ Drug War" (2012) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 6, 2014: Alfonso Cuaron (Mexico, 1961): Gravity (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 13, 2014: Johnnie To (China, 1955): Hak Sewui/ Election (2005) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 16, 2014: Zhang Yimou (China, 1951): Hong Gaoliang/ Red Sorghum (1987) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 17, 2014: Paolo Sorrentino: La Grande Bellezza/ The Great Beauty (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
April 19, 2014: Chen Kaige (China, 1952): Huang Tudi/ Yellow Earth (1984) [Reviews] Gallery
April 21, 2014: Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): Dong/ The Hole (1998) [Reviews] Gallery
April 25, 2014: Edward Yang (China, 1947): Qing mei zhu ma/ Taipei Story [Reviews] Gallery
May 1, 2014: Zhang-Ke Jia (China, 1970): Tian Zhu Ding/ Touch of Sin (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
May 4: Tsui Hark (China, 1950): Do ma Daan/ Peking Opera Blues (1986) [Reviews] Gallery
May 6: Tsui Hark (China, 1950): Di yi Lei Xing Wei Xian/ Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind (1980) [Reviews] Gallery
Jun 28, 2014: Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Our Sunhi (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
July 2, 2014: Hirokazu Kore-eda: Soshite chichi ni naru/ Like Father Like Son (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
July 11, 2014: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Mother and Son/ Mat i Syn (1997) [Reviews] Gallery
July 20, 2014: Johnnie To (China, 1955): Cheung Foh/ The Mission (1999) [Reviews] Gallery
July 31, 2014: Sion Sono (Japan, 1961): Ai no Mukidashi/ Love Exposure (2008) [Reviews] Gallery
September 17, 2014: Johnnie To (China, 1955): PTU (2003) [Reviews] Gallery
September 24, 2014: Hirokazu Kore-eda: Kiseki/ I Wish (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
September 29, 2014: Sion Sono (Japan, 1961): Ekusute/ Hair Extensions (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
October 12, 2014: Takashi Miike (Japan, 1960): Katakuri-ke no Kofuku/ The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) [Reviews] Gallery
October 18, 2014: Takashi Miike (Japan, 1960): Shinjuku kuroshakai - Chaina Mafia Senso/ Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) [Reviews] Gallery
October 30, 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 1959): Iklimler/ Climates [Reviews] Gallery
November 2, 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 1959): Uzak/ Distant [Reviews] Gallery
November 5, 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 1959): Three Monkeys [Reviews] Gallery
December 3, 2014: Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine, 1964): Schastye Moyo/ My Joy (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
December 5, 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 1959): Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
December 14, 2014: Lav Diaz (Philippines, 1958): The Century of Birthing (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
December 15, 2014:Jens Lien (Norway, 1967): The Bothersome Man [Reviews] Gallery
December 16, 2014: Joon-Ho Bong (Korea, 1969): Gwoemul/ The Host (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
December 18, 2014: Chantal Akerman (Belgium, 1950): Je tu il Elle (1974) [Reviews] Gallery
December 19, 2014: Satoshi Kon: Papurika/ Paprika (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
December 20, 2014: Alejandro Jodorowsky: Holy Mountain (1973)[Reviews] Gallery
December 21, 2014: Michel Gondry (France, 1963): The Science of Sleep (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 27, 2014: Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Szeralnus Film/ Love Film (1970) [Reviews] Gallery
Dec 30, 2014: Chantal Akerman (Belgium, 1950): Jeanne Dielman (1975) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 1, 2015: Gyorgy Palfi: Taxidermia (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
January 5, 2015: Michael Haneke (Austria): The White Ribbon (2009) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 7, 2015: Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania): Bamako (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 14, 2015: Zhang-Ke Jia (China, 1970): Shijie/ The World (2004) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 18, 2015: Zhang-Ke Jia (China, 1970): Zhantai/ Platform (2000) [Reviews] Gallery
Jan 20, 2015: Takashi Miike (Japan, 1960): Ichi the Killer (2001) [Reviews] Gallery
March 17, 2015: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Faust (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
March 23, 2015: Joon-Ho Bong (Korea, 1969): Memories of Murder/ Sarineui Chueok (2003) [Reviews] Gallery
March 31, 2015: Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 1972): Wonderful Town (2007) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 6, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Party (1996) [Reviews] Gallery
April 7, 2015: Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): Jiaoyou/ Stray Dogs (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
April 9, 2015: Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
Apr 10, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): O Estranho Caso de Angelica/ The Strange Case of Angelica (2010) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 11, 2015: Andrej Zvjagintsev: Vozvrashcheniye/ The Return (2003) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 12, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): O Pasado e o Presente/ The Past and the Present (1971) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 13, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Benilde (1974) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 14, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Francisca (1981) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 15, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): O Meu Caso/ Mon Cas/ My Case (1987) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 16, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): O Convento/ The Convent (1995) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 17, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Os Canibais/ The Cannibals (1988) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 18, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Le Soulier De Satin/ The Satin Slipper (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 19, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Non Ou a Ve Gloria de Mandar/ No or the Vain Glory of Command (1990) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 20, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): A Divina Comedia/ Divine Comedy (1991) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 21, 2015: Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal, 1908): Inquietude/ Anxiety (1998) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 24, 2015: Aki Kaurismaki: Tulitikkutehtaan Tytto/ Match Factory Girl (1989) [Reviews] Gallery
Apr 27, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Tres Tristes Tigres/ Three Sad Tigers (1969) [Gallery]
Apr 30, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Dialogos de Exilados/ Dialogues of Exiles (1974) [Gallery]
May 2, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Nadie Dijo Nada/ Nobody Said Anything (1971) [Gallery]
May 5, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Comedie de l'innocence/ Comedy of Innocence (2000) [Gallery]
May 7, 2015: Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): Laitakaupungin Valot/ Lights in the Dusk (2006) [Reviews] Gallery
May 8, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): O Territorio/ Territory (1981) [Gallery]
May 9, 2015: Andrej Zvjagintsev: Leviathan (2014) [Reviews] Gallery
May 10, 2015: Andrej Zvjagintsev: Elena (2011) [Reviews] Gallery
May 11, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): La Ville Des Pirates/ The City of Pirates (1983) [Gallery]
May 14, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort/ Three Lives and Only One Death (1996) [Gallery]
May 15, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Genealogies d'un Crime/ Genealogies of a Crime (1997) [Gallery]
May 16, 2015: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): Combat d'Amour en Songe/ Love Torn in a Dream (2000) [Gallery]
June 1, 2015: Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico, 2011): Miss Bala [Reviews] Gallery
January 14, 2016: Wisit Sasanatieng (Thailand, 1963): Fah Talai Jone/ Tears of the Black Tiger (2000) [Gallery]
January 28, 2016: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Sud Sanaeha/ Blissfully Yours (2002) [Gallery]
February 12: Ramin Bahrani: Man Push Cart (2005) [Gallery]
February 24: Kornel Mundruczo: In White God (2015) [Gallery]
March 1: Jafar Panahi: Taxi (2015) [Gallery]
March 7: Sebastian Schipper: Victoria [Gallery]
April 7: Miguel Gomes : Arabian Nights (2015) [Gallery]
May 7: Asghar Farhadi: Darbareye Eli/ About Elly (2009) [Gallery]
May 14: Ciro Guerra: Embrace of the Serpent [Gallery]
May 21: Laszlo Nemes: Saul Fia/ Son of Saul (2015) [Gallery]
May 28: Francois Ozon (France, 1967): Souse le Sable/ Under the Sand (2000) [Gallery]
Jun 18:
7.4 Yorgos Lanthimos: The Lobster (2015) [Gallery]
Jun 27, 2016: Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, 1940): Zire Darakhatan Zeyton/ Through the Olive Trees (1994) [Gallery] [Gallery]
Jul 16, 2016: Tsui Hark (China, 1950): Butterfly Murders [Gallery] [Gallery]
Aug 1, 2016: Jaromil Jires: Valerie a Tyden Divu/ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) [Gallery] [Gallery]
Aug 10, 2016: Jafar Panahi (Iran, 1960): Badkonake Sefid/ White Balloon (1995) [Gallery] [Gallery]
Aug 26, 2016: Jerzy Skolimowski: 11 Minutes (2016) [Gallery]
Sep 10, 2016: Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil, 1983): Boi Neon/ Neon Bull (2015) [Gallery]
Sep 22, 2016: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Whispering Pages (1993) [Gallery]
Sep 28, 2016: Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): To Vlemma tou Odyssea/ Ulysses' Gaze (1995) [Gallery]
Oct 5, 2016: Takashi Miike (Japan, 1960): Dead or Alive (1999) [Gallery]
Oct 10, 2016: Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Rak Ti Khon Kaen/ Cemetery of Splendour (2015) [Gallery]
Oct 24, 2016: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Francofonia (2016) [Gallery]
Nov 2, 2016: Radu Jude: Aferim (2015) [Gallery]
Nov 13, 2016: Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Bizalom/ Confidence (1979) [Gallery]
Nov 21, 2016: Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): The Golden Boat (1990) [Gallery]
Nov 24, 2016: Lorenzo Vigas: Desde Alla/ From Afar (2015) [Gallery]
Nov 26, 2016: Francois Ozon (France, 1967): Swimming Pool (2003) [Gallery]
Dec 1, 2016: Aleksandr Sokurov (Russia, 1951): Otets I Syn/ Father and Son (2003) [Gallery]
Dec 5, 2016: Chang-dong Lee (Korea, 1954): Bakha Satang/ Peppermint Candy (1999) [Gallery]
Dec 10, 2016: Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991) [Gallery]
Dec 17, 2016: Chen Kaige (China, 1952): King of Children (1987) [Gallery ]
Dec 24, 2016: Bela Tarr: Karhozat/ Damnation (1989) [Gallery]
Jan 1, 2017: Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia, 1945): Neokonchennaya Pyesa Dlya Mekhanicheskogo Pjanino/ Unfinished Place for a Player Piano (1976)
Jan 6, 2017: Majid Majidi (Iran, 1959): Avaze Gonjeshk Ha/ Song of Sparrows (2008) [Gallery]
Feb 12, 2017: Takashi Miike (Japan, 1960): Audition (1999) [Gallery]
Mar 12, 2017: Leos Carax: Holy Motors (2012) [Gallery]
Apr 12, 2017: Jacques Audiard (France, 1952): A Prophet (2009) [Gallery]
May 12, 2017: Julian Schnabel: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) [Gallery]
Jun 10, 2017: Liang Ying: Bei Yazi De Nanhai/ Taking Father Home (2005)
Jun 22, 2017: Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1943): Profundo Carmesi/ Deep Crimson (1996)
Jun 29, 2017: Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1943): El Castillo de la Pureza/ Castle of Purity (1972)
Jul 5, 2017: Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1943): La Reina de la Noche/ Queen of the Night (1994)
Jul 25, 2017: Sang-soo Hong: Haebyonui Yoin/ Woman on the Beach (2006)
Aug 3, 2017: Johnnie To (China, 1955): Fong Juk/ Exiled (2006)
Aug 13, 2017: Guillermo DelToro: Pan's Labyrinth (2006) [Gallery]
Aug 24, 2017: Alejandro Jodorowsky: Dance of Reality (2013)
Sep 5, 2017: Maren Ade: Toni Erdmann (2016)
Sep 11, 2017: Chang-dong Lee (Korea, 1954): Chorok Mulgogi/ Green Fish (1997). [Gallery]
Sep 16, 2017: Sang-ho Yeon: Train to Busan (2016)
Sep 26, 2017: Johnnie To (China, 1955): Mad Detective (2007)
Oct 1, 2017: Mia Hansen: L'Avenir/ Things to Come (2016)
Oct 7, 2017: Abbas Kiarostami (Iran, 1940): Certified Copy (2010)
Oct 15, 2017: Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, 1975): Comoara/ The Treasure (2015)
Can i nominate a film for future viewing?.

The idea is to watch foreign films by directors who have won prestigious international awards. If you don't know who made the film that you would like to nominate, most likely it does not qualify. If you do know her/his name, then you may first want to check her/his biography. But if you have to check her/his biography, that's another bad sign. We would prefer if you worked backwards: think of a director who has won international awards, and then nominate one of her/his best films (regardless of how popular it is among your coworkers, neighbors, etc).

Generally speaking, we are skeptic of recent films. If a film is good, it will still be good ten years from now. Given that you probably haven't seen many of the films made over the last ten years, why would you want to watch a recent film and not the dozens that you missed over the last ten years? Most likely because you are influenced not by the quality of that film but by the buzz (i.e., you may be basing your nomination on how much the local distributor spent on publicizing that film in your area).

We recommend that, before nominating a film, you check NOT the marketing that the local distributor has done but the reviews published in reliable publications.

The worst reference: "my cousin's girlfriend's coworker's housemate says that it's a good film" :-)

Films made in the USA are relatively easy to catch in movie theaters, so they are very low priority, no matter how good (and, IMHO, if you mainly watch Hollywood movies, you are missing the majority of the good films).

It is a bad idea to nominate a film from your home country.

You are very welcome to assign priorities to the films that have already been nominated and are listed on this page. We try to alternate nationalities, but otherwise the order is either chronological (when the nomination was accepted) and/or based on what is available for rental.

Nominations are accepted only from people who have attended several of these evenings. If you have never attended one evening and you want to nominate a film, most likely you are just looking for company to watch that one film. This is meant as a club for cinema buffs not for lonely people (although the former often belong to the latter category!)


Nominated for future evenings:

PierPaolo Pasolini: Teorema
Garin Nugroho: Opera Jawa (2006)
Joao Rodrigues: The Ornithologist
Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): Oki's Movie (2010)
Sang-soo Hong (Korea, 1960): The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996)
Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia, 1945): Svoy Sredi Chuzhikh Chuzhoy Sredi Svoikh/ At Home Among Strangers (1974)
Nikita Mikhalkov: Raba Ljubvi/ Slave of Love (1975)
Nikita Mikhalkov: Oci Ciornie/ Dark Eyes (1987)
Daniel Sanchez Arevalo (Spain, 1970): Azul Oscuro Casi Negro/ Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)
Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Redi Ezredes/ Colonel Redl (1984)
Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Apa/ Father (1966)
Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Sunshine (1999)
Istvan Szabo (Hungary, 1938): Hanussen (1988)
Takeshi Kitano (Japan, 1947): Hana-bi/ Fireworks (1999)
Jacques Rivette (France, 1928): La Belle Noiseuse/ The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Jacques Rivette (France, 1928): Ne Touchez pas la Hache/ The Duchess of Langeais (2007),
Lav Diaz (Philippines, 1958): Norte the End of History (2013) [Reviews] Gallery
Lav Diaz: Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino/ Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)
Lav Diaz: Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga engkanto/ Death in the Land of Encantos (2007)
Jacques Audiard (France, 1952): Sur mes Levres/ Read My Lips (2001)
Pablo Trapero; El Clan
Bruno Dumont: La Vie de Jesus / The Life of Jesus (1997)
Bruno Dumont: Li'l Quinquin (2014)
Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): He Liu/ The River (1996)
Ming-liang Tsai (Taiwan, 1957): Aiqing Wansui/ Vive l'Amour (1994)
7.2 Ming-liang Tsai: Afternoon (2016)
Francois Ozon (France, 1967): Gouttes d'Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes/ Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)

Raul Ruiz (Chile, 1941): L'Oil qui Ment/ Dark at Noon (1993)
Paolo Sorrentino: L'Amico di Famiglia/ Family Friend (2006)
Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 1968): Beyond the Hills (2012)
Johnnie To (China, 1955): Romancing in Thin Air (2012)
Edward Yang (China, 1947): Kong bu fen zi/ Terrorizers [Reviews] Gallery
Ken Loach: Riff-Raff (1991)
Lisandro Alonso: La Libertad (2001)
Lisandro Alonso: Jauja (2014)
Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Toter Mann / Something To Remind Me(2002)
Christian Petzold (Germany, 1960): Wolfsburg (2003)
Edward Yang (China, 1947): A Confucian Confusion (1995)
Edward Yang (China, 1947): Mahjong (1996)
Chantal Akerman (Belgium, 1950): Nuit et Jour (1991)
Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1943): Principio y fin/ The Beginning and the End (1993)
Arturo Ripstein (Mexico, 1943): La Mujer del Puerto/ The Woman of the Port (1991)
Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico, 1977): Tropic of Cancer (2004)
Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico, 1977): The Inheritors (2008)
Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): O Megalexandros/ Alexander the Great (1980)
Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): Dust of Time (2008)
Theo Angelopoulos (Greece, 1935): Taxidi Sta Kithira/ Voyage to Citera (1984)
Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): Hamlet Goes Business (1987) [Reviews]
Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): I Hired A Contract Killer (1990) [Reviews]
Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, 1957): Pida Huivista Kiinni Tatjana/ Take Care of your Scarf (1993) [Reviews]
Henrik Ruben Genz: En som Hodder/ Someone Like Hodder (2003)
7.2 Grimur Hakonarson: Hrutar/ Rams
7.2 Eskil Vogt: Blind (2015)
Jane Arden: Anti-Clock (1979)
David Cronenberg: A History of Violence (2005)
7.8 Lucrecia Martel: Zama (2017)
7.3 Jane Campion: Top of the Lake - China Girl (2013)
7.3 Guillermo Del Toro: The Shape Of Water (2017)
7.2 Ama Lily Amirpour: The Bad Batch (2016)
7.2 Kleber Mendonca Filho: Aquarius (2016)
7.3 Cristi Puiu: Sieranevada (2016)
Dardenne: Unknown Girl
Johnnie To: Life Without Principle
Alejandro Jodorowsky: Poesia sin Fin/ Endless Poetry (2016)
Joshua Oppenheimer: The Act of Killing (2012)
Pawel Pawlikowski: Ida (2013)
Hou Hsiao-hsien: The Assassin (2015)
7.4 Lav Diaz: The Woman Who Left (2016)
7.2 Michel Franco: Chronic
Emanuele Crialese: Nuovomondo/ Golden Door (2006)
Nacho Vigalondo: Timecrimes (2007)
Tsui Hark: Wong Fei-hung/ Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Tsui Hark: Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)
Jacques Rivette (France, 1928): Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau/ Celine and Julie Lose Their Minds (1974)
Johnny To: The Heroic Trio (1993)