Tag: Foreign

Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included

| February 14, 2014

Eugenio Derbez (Jack & Jill, Girl in Progress) has created his masterpiece… his magnum opus if you will. Although, Eugenio hasn’t done very many notable titles, Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate) puts him on the map in a serious way. I say that he created this film and what I mean is that he directed, acted […]

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Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

| January 17, 2014

The complicated significance of blood connections is compellingly presented in director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s latest effort Like Father, Like Son. The film follows Ryota (played by Fukuyama Masaharu), a successful businessman whose constant striving for excellence dominates every motivation of his life, particularly in his household where the academic expectations for his son Keita have grown […]

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The Attack

The Attack

| November 12, 2013

A prominent Arabic surgeon living in Tel Aviv is shaken to his core when police tell him they believe his wife was a suicide bomber responsible for an explosion that killed and injured many people at a restaurant.  Despite the massive amounts of evidence against his wife Siham (Reymonde Amsellem), Amin (Ali Suliman) is unswayed […]

Aliyah

Aliyah

| October 10, 2013

I’m having a hard time imagining who would want to see this film.  The story is about Alex (Pio Marmai), who works as a drug dealer in Palestine, but wants to move to Israel to help his cousin open a restaurant.  Moving to Israel isn’t so simple for Alex since he has to learn to […]

Clandestine Childhood

Clandestine Childhood

| May 5, 2013

Clandestine Childhood is a story of strength in a world that is teetering on the edge of chaos. The beautiful, simplistic cinematography captures the world through the eyes of a child. Set in Argentina in 1975, Clandestine Childhood is the story of a young boy named Juan whose parents are activists during the Dirty War. […]

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