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April 7, 2020

Favorite Foreign Films

Some favorite films (or movies which is the term I'm more used to). Click on the link for info.


01| Love Letter (Japan/1995) > link
Nostalgic, beautiful, and dreamy and the soundtrack is wonderful.


02| Sound of Colors (Hong Kong/2003) > link
This is based on one of Jimmy Liao's books (Jimmy Liao is one of my favorite artists) and it is definitely different from the book but the visual is wonderful especially in the beginning of the film.


03| Castle in the Sky (Japan/1986) > link
One of my early favorite animation, I didn't even know the original was in Japanese until later but there's something about this film that makes one feel a bit nostalgic.


04| Christmas in August (Korea/1998) > link
About a man who is dying but continues to live quietly. I think it's quite provoking and certainly makes one think about life and death.


05| Over the Rainbow (Korea/2002) > link
A film that happily have lots of rain and weather references and how we see things through memories.


06| Il Mare aka Siworae (Korea/2000) > link
A woman communicates with a man in the past. I liked it when I saw it but now I can't remember why but I still think it's one of the better time travel films.


07| Howl's Moving Castle (Japan/2004) > link
The movie is definitely better than the Diana Wynne Jones' book that is based on in my opinion. I like the characters better here and it's more fun too.


08| Love Undercover (Hong Kong/2002) > link
A pretty silly film but so much fun to watch.


09| Babette's Feast (France/1987) > link
I saw this a while back so I don't remember all that clearly but I really loved it then.  I would like to see it again some day.


10| Tokyo story (Japan/1953) > link
This is a glance into a ordinary, everyday life about family, love and loss. I enjoy its quietness and subtle emotions. It's probably too deep for my understanding but I think it's a great film.

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10 comments:


  1. loved Howl's Moving Castle, but I pretty much love everything Miyazaki :)

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    1. @ mshatch: Me too! I have most of Miyazaki's movies and it's why I have two of his movies on this list.

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    1. @ Christine: You're welcome. I love sharing.

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  3. I never really watch foreign movies, so...

    I don't know any of these movies.

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    1. @ Hot guys: It's okay. We all have different tastes.

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  4. All of these look really good. :)

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    1. @ Lark: I'm bias but yes, they are all good!

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  5. Thank you for sharing Lissa. Some beautiful films here. A few a didn’t know ... my playlist, like my book pile keep growing and growing ... Oh, well , a day at a time. Have an inspiring Spring. Take care, stay safe.

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    1. @ Susan B: I hope you get to see some of these movies and if not, well, that's okay.

      Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day.

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