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More Foreign Films
November list by Nanette Alderman
49 Angels
49 Angelsspanish, 2016, not rated

In 2009, scores of children mysteriously died in a warehouse fire in Hermosillo, Mexico. This documentary seeks to bring justice to the victims.

The Film Critic
The Film Criticspanish, 2013, not rated

A playful yet heartfelt take on the rom-com genre, it follows a world-weary film critic who prefers to think in French and eschews romantic clichés, until he finds himself living one. When a chance meeting throws him into the jarring world of gorgeous thrill-seeker, he starts to question his meticulous, intellectual routine and realizes there's more to his story than he ever dreamed.

japanese, 2016, not rated

Life for Toshio, his wife, and their younger daughter Hotaru carries on as usual until he hired the mysterious Mr. Yasaka, an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison, in his workshop.

Iron Protector
Iron Protectormandarin, 2016, not rated

After the death of his clan master, Wu-Lin leaves the village for the City of Stone-cold to protect the daughter of the richest family in the city, Fei-Fei. When the city's most dangerous gang attempts to kidnap Fei-Fei, Wu-Lin is forced to fight them alone and discovers an even more sinister power is taking over the city.

Jab Harry Met Sejal
Jab Harry Met Sejalhindi, 2017, not rated

After losing her engagement ring while touring Europe, a woman and her tour guide retrace their steps in order to find it.

The Midwife
The Midwifefrench, 2017, not rated

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

Mokafrench, 2016, not rated

Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money, and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she's learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous that it seems. Diane will have to face another woman, friendly and mysterious.

The Ornithologist
The Ornithologistportuguese, 2016, not rated

Solitary ornithologist Fernando embarks on a search for an elusive species of stork but is quickly swept away by raging rapids. Rescued by a pair of Chinese pilgrims, Fernando ends up lunging headlong into an eerie and dark forest.

Pop Aye
Pop Ayethai, 2017, not rated

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man'schildhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside.

Raeeshindi, 2017, not rated

A story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary ambition, armed with a sharp business acumen and determination. The main character goes on to become the single most powerful man in his state. Then he meets his biggest challenge in the form of Majmudar: a no-nonsense cop with a passion for solving crimes.

The Tower
The Towergerman, 2017, not rated

Based on the acclaimed novel, it is a searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade; It reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall as seen through the eyes of the Hoffmann family and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden.

The Women's Balcony
The Women's Balconyhebrew, 2017, not rated

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.