FOREIGN FILM + TV DRAMA RECOMMENDATIONS

Posted by admin  /   November 23, 2012  /   Posted in Recommended Screenwriting, Uncategorized  /   5 Comments

Hi There,

I had a lot of reaction to my BLOG two weeks ago about French film ‘The Day I Saw Your Heart’.

There seem to be strong feelings out there about the lack of decent ‘mainstream’ movies (and TV drama?) compared to so many of the foreign films and TV shows .

SO this week – to go alongside my list of BRITISH TV Drama of Oct 25th – here is a list of the best FOREIGN films and TV shows I can remember seeing in the last few years. Foreign isn’t strictly accurate – I’m talking about anything that’s not out of the UK or US.

I’m sure you will have strong views about your own favourite ‘foreign’ films and TV shows – I thoroughly recommend all these films \ shows – but they are the tiny tip of a very large iceberg.

It would be great to hear your recommendations!

FILMS

FRANCE

The Day I Saw Your Heart

In The House – look out for this in the UK March 2013

Hidden

Rebellion

The Class

Untouchable

GERMANY

Downfall

The Lives of Others

The White Ribbon

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Educators

Goodbye Lenin

Alice In the Cities – in fact most Wim Wenders films are worth seeing.

AUSTRIA

Michael – chilling but brilliantly compelling story-telling

ITALY

The White Space

BRAZIL

Adrift

CHILE

No

TV DRAMA

(All!) SCANDANAVIA

The Bridge

Borgen

The Killing

Sebastian Bergman

 

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Until next week,

Best wishes

Phil

PHILIP SHELLEY

www.script-consultant.co.uk

Nov 23rd 2012

 

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