Featured: Movies

Here’s a list of foreign films to watch while you try to stay cool.

Biutiful

Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful. Rated R

 

 

The Class

François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Rated PG-13

 

 

The Girl Who Played with Fire

A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Blomkvist, Salander’s friend and Millennium’s publisher, is alone in his belief of Salander’s innocence. Rated R

 

I Am Love

The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. Rated R

 

 

In a Better World

The lives of two Danish families will become entwined when their sons develop an extraordinary but risky friendship. Unfortunately, loneliness, frailty, and sorrow lie in wait. Rated R

 

 

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Danijel is a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla is a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees. They two knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker. Rated R

 

 

The Lives of Others

A 1984 East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Capt. Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman’s record is spotless. Rated R

 

The Orphanage

Laura decides to purchase her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. The new environment awakens the imagination of Laura’s son. His ongoing fantasy games played with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Rated R

 

 

Pan’s Labyrinth

A dark fantasy thriller about a young girl who enters a mysterious labyrinth and finds herself at the center of the ferocious battle between good and evil. Rated R

 

 

 

The Skin I Live In

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Rated R

 

 

Trollhunter

A group of students investigate a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. Rated PG-13

 

 

 

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