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.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
As one of the more traveled islands in the South Pacific with an increasingly gay-friendly community and culture of its own, Tahiti is an easy option for your next getaway. You may already know all about the island’s beauty and attractions, but there are a couple specific destinations worth a visit.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.