February 4, 2020 at 9:32 pm #1203330431
I’m just wondering, if we exclude Parasite, an obvious favourite, what is everyone’s picks for their favourite Foreign Language Film of 2019?
For me, it’s probably Portrait of a Lady on Fire, but I did enjoy Les Mis.
Best Screenplay: Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hitman)
Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan ("Never Rarely Sometimes Always")February 4, 2020 at 9:41 pm #1203330439
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, with Pain and Glory in a close second.February 4, 2020 at 10:20 pm #1203330455
Pain and GloryFebruary 4, 2020 at 10:50 pm #1203330463
I Lost My Body. Also from France
I just love movies. And awards.February 4, 2020 at 11:05 pm #1203330469
Portrait of a lady on fire is my first choice. A close second would be Sibel from Turkey but I don’t know if it was released in the US or in any other country except France since it’s a French-Turkish production.February 5, 2020 at 12:17 am #1203330528
Two animated ones: I Lost My Body and Weathering With You.
Other than those, I enjoyed Pain and Glory, and the Swedish-Georgian film And Then We Danced was beautiful.February 5, 2020 at 12:55 am #1203330563
Portrait of a Lady on Fire was the best foreign language film of 2019 IMO, including Parasite.February 5, 2020 at 1:19 am #1203330578
I Lost my Body or BeanpoleFebruary 5, 2020 at 1:56 am #1203330597
Well, Parasite was classes above all, but I also liked Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Pain and Glory. Les Miserables was also nice.February 5, 2020 at 2:00 am #1203330608
Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Of the nominated films Les Miserables. And of the submitted films Queen of Hearts (Denmark).February 5, 2020 at 2:01 am #1203330612
If Parasite wasn’t in the running Pain and Glory would easily win. Oh well.February 5, 2020 at 2:05 am #1203330614
In my opinion, not just the best foreign-language film of 2019, but also the best film of 2019: Portrait of a Lady on Fire.February 5, 2020 at 2:47 am #1203330645
Excluding the nominated ones, I’d say Atlantis (the movie that won Venice’s Horizons this year, not to be confused with Atlantics by Mati Diop), The Edge of Democracy, and Martin Eden.February 5, 2020 at 3:04 am #1203330658
Hungary’s Those Who Remained.
One of the most beautifully written films of the year. Abigél Szõke should’ve been a worthy Best Actress nominee.February 5, 2020 at 8:53 am #1203331011
Considering that, by and large, a “foreign language” film usually tops my list each year, and that non-English films dominate my lists, and also that Parasite does not even crack my top 20 non-English language films of the year, this is pretty easy!
Asako I & II
Ash Is Purest White
Hotel by the River
I Was at Home, But
The Image Book
Knife + Heart
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Wild Goose Lake
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