Review: Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo)

Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) is a Spanish film currently streaming on Netflix. It’s the exquisitely beautiful and exquisitely painful story of a woman who searches out her mother 30 years after her mother abandoned her. Continue reading “Review: Sunday’s Illness (La enfermedad del domingo)”

Review: To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs)

To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs) is a French film now on Netflix. I found the main character irritating in numerous ways, but stuck with it to the end to see what she would finally do. What she finally did was irritating, too. Continue reading “Review: To Each, Her Own (Les goûts et les couleurs)”

Review: Thi Mai (Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam)

Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam comes from Spain. It’s a lighthearted story about an trip to Vietnam for an adoption. Continue reading “Review: Thi Mai (Thi Mai, rumbo a Vietnam)”

Review: Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers is a Scottish production about two sisters who go to Cuba to scatter their father’s ashes. It was released in 2012 and recently made its way to streaming services. Continue reading “Review: Day of the Flowers”

Review: I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile)

I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile) is a French comedy that flips the patriarchy on its head and lands one very confused fellow in a world that seems upside down to him. Continue reading “Review: I Am Not an Easy Man (Je ne suis pas un homme facile)”

Watch This: Trailer for Ava

Ava is a coming of age story from Sadaf Foroughi, an Iranian born, Montreal based filmmaker.  It looks like a gorgeous film. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Ava”

Review: From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres)

From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres) is the story of Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard), a passionate romantic living in a mundane world. It’s in French with English subtitles. Continue reading “Review: From the Land of the Moon (Mal de Pierres)”

Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series

I’ve reviewed a number of foreign language films and TV shows here on Old Ain’t Dead. This is a summary post helping you find them all up to today’s date. I’ve categorized them by language. Some of these may have gone from the various streaming services, check the date of the review if it isn’t where I say it is. Continue reading “Recommended Foreign Language Films and TV Series”

Review: On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) is a Hungarian film. It is one of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. The film is a strange and almost poetic love story. It’s laced with ethereal beauty and bloody gore. Continue reading “Review: On Body and Soul”

Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)

My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) is a Georgian language film from writer and director Nana Ekvtimishvili about a woman who just wants to be left alone by her family. Continue reading “Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)”