8 Foreign Films We Can’t Wait to Watch at This Year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival

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8 Foreign Films We Can’t Wait to Watch at This Year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival

Before they’re gone.

| November 9, 2017

SWEET COUNTRY by Warwick Thornton (Australia)

“Sweet Country” tells of an aboriginal farmer, Sam (Hamilton Morris), who goes on the run after killing a white man in self-defense. Just watch the trailer and dare tell us that you did not feel the racial tension as scorching as a hot summer day. The film also bagged the Special Jury Prize at the recent Venice Film Festival.


L’AMANT DOUBLE (THE DOUBLE LOVER) by François Ozon (France)

Is it a love story? Is it a thriller? Will E.L. James rethink her writing career? The trailer is toying with our heads. Ozon (“Swimming Pool,” “Frantz”) combines sex and duplicity, with one critic calling it “the kinkiest movie at Cannes.” Don’t bring younger siblings or your children in the cinema. We warned you.


THELMA by Joachim Trier (Norway)

Described as “beguiling,” “visceral” and “unsettling,” Joachim Trier’s new film is about a girl (Eili Harboe) who moves to Oslo to study, falls in love with another girl, and discovers she has supernatural powers. Let’s just say this is not your typical LGBT film.


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME by Luca Guadagnino (Italy)

Perhaps the most-awaited out of all the foreign films announced, “Call Me by Your Name” marks the final installment in Guadagnino’s “Desire Trilogy,” which started with “I Am Love” and followed by “A Bigger Splash.” This movie needs no introduction as you’ve seen the trailer five million times already. For those wandering in the cinema blind, the film is about the pains of young love, between two boys, set against the majestic Italian landscape in the 1980s.


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