Foreign films worth checking out—October 4, 2013
Are you a movie buff? If so Hastings Public Library has a great selection of movies for you to check out. Our collection includes TV series, documentaries, Westerns, and my topic for today’s article Foreign films. When looking at foreign films some people may be scared off by the fact that many of them are not dubbed into English and therefore must be view using subtitles. I was once one of those people but then I watch a few and found out that other countries are making some really great movies. The library is constantly building our foreign film collection, but there are already many for you to choose from.
For fans of horror and suspense movies try High Lane, this film comes from France and is about a group of friends who go on a mountain climbing vacation. Their vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter collapsing bridges, bear traps, and a crazed mountain man that begins picking off the friends one by one.
For fans of science fiction try Extraterrestrial. This movie from Spain, about Julio who wakes up in a stranger’s bed during an alien invasion.
A Separation, is a film from Iran that won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2012. This very well made film is about a married couple that is faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Musical fans might try Hipsters. This film from Russia is set in the 1950’s during the Cold War where a group of teenagers who do not want to conform to Soviet practices, adopt American nicknames dress in bright clothes and revel in the forbidden world of jazz music.
From Germany, try Good Bye Lenin. This film is about Alex, who must lie to his socialist mother who has just woken up from an eight month coma and has a week heart about the fact that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed.
There are many other great foreign films for you to choose from at the library.