Digital filmmaking and Netflix have made foreign cinema accessible to everyone around the world. While you’ve heard about countless classics from overseas, here are six modern masterpieces that will please the cinephile in all of us.
Cinema Paradiso, Italy, 1988
Winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1989, Cinema Paradiso is a much beloved Italian drama about a boy and his passion for movies.
Oldboy, South Korea, 2003
Park Chan-wook brings Greek tragedy to Korean neo-noir with Oldboy, a mystery thiller that follows a man on a quest to find the man and tmotivation which imprisoned him for 15 years. The 2004 Cannes director awarded it the Grand Prix.
Blue Is the Warmest Colour, France, 2013
Abdellatif Kechiche’s coming-of-age film explores themes of social class and sexual identity by following the relationship of a young lesbian couple. The film unanimously won Cannes’ Palme d’Or in 2013.
Lagaan, India, 2001
If you like sports films, be sure to watch Lagaan, a modern Bollywood classic about a cricket match held between the British Raj and a small village in India.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Germany, 1972
This West German film tells the story of Spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre and his search for El Dorado. While it was a commercial failure in its home country, the film became a cult hit overseas.
City of God, Brazil, 2002
Loosely based on real events, City of God is a good movie to watch with the upcoming Summer Olympics, offering a glimpse of the city’s darker underbelly. The film follows rival gangs that live in the film’s namesake neighborhood of Rio.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.