The highly prestigious Cannes Film Festival got over few months back, and it is now gearing up for the next year. We are all familiar with the Hollywood films which release worldwide but don’t get a chance to to watch these Foreign-language films which stands for the cinematic integrity as its main purpose. It would be worth to have a look at five of the best Foreign-language films which were officially selected at the Cannes, having delighted the critics and cinema-lovers the world over .
Winner of the Palme d’Or this year, this film made waves on an international level. The intense erotic drama of a teenage girl who falls in love with a slightly older woman. A shattering masterpiece about sexual awakening, heartbreak and self discovery.
A Touch of Sin:
This Chinese crime-film was among the main contenders for the Golden Palm at Cannes and was predicted as the one to take away the award. Nevertheless, it won the best screenplay prize at Cannes. This movie stands out as a brilliant and thoughtful explanation of violence and corruption in contemporary China.
Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie):
The poignant portrait of an adolesecent prostitute, this is another gem from Cannes this year. A tale about a 17 year-old girl who lives a double life as a prostitute and a high-class call girl. It has the extremely sensitive yet accurate performance by its leading lady, Marine Vacth.
The Great Beauty (La Grande Belezza):
This visually-splendid and imaginary entertaining film takes a closer look in the complex world of Rome’s artistic and intellectual elite class. One of the moving portraits of a society rotting below its luscious surface .
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi who won the best Foreign-language film at Oscars the previous year (A Separation), has once again made a brilliant film which secured its lead actress Berenice Bojo, the Best Actress trophy at Cannes. Again focussing his attention on the subject of divorce and the complexities around it, this is an essential heartfelt movie on the human condition.