Unseen Foreign Film nominees

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Postby Reza » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:39 am

roddydc5 wrote:Re: Portrait of Chieko. Was it streamed, or were you able to download it? Did it have English subtitles? The only copy I have ever heard of was a very poor print at Pacific Archives in Berkeley. Not even the production company has released it since it's original showing. It's very strange that a film that was nominated for best foreign language has disappeared!


The link was to someone's private collection on his blog. Yes had subtitles.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby roddydc5 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 pm

Re: Portrait of Chieko. Was it streamed, or were you able to download it? Did it have English subtitles? The only copy I have ever heard of was a very poor print at Pacific Archives in Berkeley. Not even the production company has released it since it's original showing. It's very strange that a film that was nominated for best foreign language has disappeared!

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 pm

Precious Doll wrote:
I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)


Precious have you managed to find and watch:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)

A Cage of Nightingales

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:37 pm

roddydc5 wrote:Congrats on finding all these films. The only film on your list that I haven't seen or found is Portrait of Chieko 1967. Where were you able to find it? Thanks


Someone had put up a link to it on Facebook on some movie page. It was eventually removed.

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Postby roddydc5 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:17 pm

Congrats on finding all these films. The only film on your list that I haven't seen or found is Portrait of Chieko 1967. Where were you able to find it? Thanks

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Postby Reza » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 am

I lucked out finally as managed to find the following films:

Samurai - The Legend of Musashi (1955 Japan)
Harp of Burma (1956 Japan)
La Venganza (1958 Spain)
Paw (1959 Denmark)
Macario (1960 Spain)
Immortal Love (1961 Japan)
Placido (1961 Spain)
The Red Lanterns (1963 Greece)
Raven's End (1964 Sweden)
Dear John (1965 Sweden)
Loves of a Blonde (1966 Czechoslovakia)
Three (1966 Yugoslavia)
El Amor Brujo (1967 Spain)
I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967 Yugoslavia)
Portrait of Chieko (1967 Japan)
The Fireman's Ball (1968 Czechoslovakia)
Adalen '31 (1969 Sweden)
The Battle of Neretva (1969 Yugoslavia)
The Brothers Karamazov (1969 Soviet Union)
Dodes'ka-Den (1971 Japan)
The House on Chelouche Street (1973 Israel)
L'Invitation (1973 Switzerland)
Lacombe, Lucien (1974 France)
Letters from Marusia (1975 Mexico)
Jacob, the Liar (1976 East Germany)
The Glass Cell (1978 West Germany)
White Bim Black Ear (1978 Soviet Union)
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980 Soviet Union)
Muddy River (1981 Japan)
Three Brothers (1981 Italy)
Alsino and the Condor (1982 Nicaragua)
The Flight of the Eagle (1982 Sweden)
When Father Was Away on Business (1985 Yugoslavia)
My Sweet Little Village (1986 Czechoslovakia)
Hanussen (1988 Hungary)
Before the Rain (1994 Macedonia)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994 Taiwan)
All Things Fair (1995 Sweden)
Children of Heaven (1998 Iran)
Divided We Fall (2000 Czech Republic)
Everybody Famous! (2000 Belgium)
The Man Without a Past (2002 Finland)
The Twilight Samurai (2003 Japan)
Zelary (2003 Czech Republic)
As It Is in Heaven (2004 Sweden)
The Chorus (2004 France)
Tsotsi (2005 South Africa)
Paradise Now (2005 Palestine)
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005 Germany)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2009 Germany)
Waltz with Bashir (2009 Israel)
The Milk of Sorrow (2010 Peru)
Biutiful (2011 Mexico)
Outside the Law (2011 Algeria)
No (2013 Chile)
The Missing Picture (2014 Cambodia)
Tangerines (2014Estonia)
Timbuktu (2014 Mauritania)
Mustang (2015 France)
A Man Called Ove (2016 Sweden)
Tanna (2016 Australia)
Toni Erdmann (2016 Germany)
A Fantastic Woman (2017 Chile)
Capernaum (2018 Lebanon)
Never Look Away (2018 Germany)
Shoplifters (2018 Japan)

Now to find time to watch them.
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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 am

Movie Detective have added A Cage of Nightingales (1945) nominated for a screenplay Oscar to their catalogue. And it will have optional English subtitles.
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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:28 am

Movie Detective now have El Amour Brujo (aka Bewitched Love) (1967) which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film available on their website.
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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 am

Movie Detective have another nominee available, though its not listed on their site (an email requesting invoice to pay is needed to obtain the film). The film is Arms and the Man (1958) German title 'Helden'.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:04 am

Precious Doll wrote:I saw Whatever Happened to Santiago on its initial cinema release. I am not aware of any subsequent home video release for that title.


I just found an online link. Will be watching it soon.

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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:15 am

Movie Detective has the very rare Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) up for sale.
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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:12 am

I saw Whatever Happened to Santiago on its initial cinema release. I am not aware of any subsequent home video release for that title.

I saw Three a number of years ago on DVD. I managed to find a copy on eBay with English subtitles. There happens to be a copy of Three (original title Tri) on eBay at the moment but it appears to be a Spanish disc with no English subtitles.
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Postby Movielover » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Precious Doll (and anyone else who can answer this),

You have a list of films you are waiting to see. I notice that the Yugoslavian film Three is not on this list nor is the Puerto Rican film What Happened to Santiago, which means you have somehow tracked them down and seen them. How did you get a hold of these films? They are elusive to me.

Of the ten films you list, I will soon be seeing El amor brujo (the Beleta version) at NYU's Bobst Library. They have a copy there you can view in house. I also saw Sandakan No. 8. There was a video rental store in NYC (not sure if it was Kim's or Baywear) that carried it, and I was able to see it.

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Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 am

Reza wrote:Finally caught up with Spain's first foreign film Oscar winner - "Volver a empezar". Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" & Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" are both to this film what "Lara's Theme" is to Dr Zhivago. Was it the music that won over Academy members because the film is such a minor piece of fluff? And deathly slow. Jarring comic scenes clash with the warm but bittersweet sequences depicting an old man's return to his hometown after years as he connects with an old flame and an old buddy. Antonio Ferrandis as the old man is extremely good though.

I haven't seen three of the other nominees for that year (1982) but the french entry - Bertrand Tavernier's "Coup de Torchon" - is a way better film with wonderful performances by Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran.


Very weak line-up, though it is surprising in retrospect that the Academy didn't award the Tavernier film. I do remember seeing To Begin Again, released in cinemas because of its win and thinking WTF - how did that win. I would have voted for Alsino and the Condor, a crudely made but rather topical film in its day. Flight of the Eagle is very minor Troell and though I found Private Life rather dull it had it admirers back in its day.

I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Finally caught up with Spain's first foreign film Oscar winner - "Volver a empezar". Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" & Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" are both to this film what "Lara's Theme" is to Dr Zhivago. Was it the music that won over Academy members because the film is such a minor piece of fluff? And deathly slow. Jarring comic scenes clash with the warm but bittersweet sequences depicting an old man's return to his hometown after years as he connects with an old flame and an old buddy. Antonio Ferrandis as the old man is extremely good though.

I haven't seen three of the other nominees for that year (1982) but the french entry - Bertrand Tavernier's "Coup de Torchon" - is a way better film with wonderful performances by Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran.


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