Adult Film Recommendations (age 16+)
Below is a list of some of our favorite films from series past, as well as some recent international films that we've loved, but weren't able to show. Click on the film name for a streaming link to the film (usually Amazon, Netflix, Vimeo, or YouTube, which are sometimes offered for free if you subscribe to the service or with a trial subscription), or you may be able to find them on alternate streaming servicess or for free on Kanopy through your local library.
Belmont World Film Faves
Venice Film Festival award winner. The first film to cover the events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire that resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority, co-written by the late Mardik Martin (Raging Bull).. Tahar Fahim (A Prophet) stars as a husband and father who is initially deported by the Turkish authorities from his native village and forced into punishing labor in the desert.
Divided We Fall
The Edge of Heaven
The Fish Fall in Love
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The King of Masks
The Road Home
In order to get out of a financial crisis an out-of-luck high school teacher starts recruiting and training streakers and setting up bets on how long a streaker can stay on the soccer field. If you want to laugh your head off, watch this first!
Travelers and Magicians
Films We've Loved, But Haven't Been Able to Show
Agnus Dei (aka The Innocents)
Directed by Anne Fontaine
(France, Poland | 2016)
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
(Israel | 2017)
Oscar Submission Best Foreign Language Film. A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.
Embrace of the Serpent
Directed by Ciro Guerra
(Colombia | 2016)
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Directed by Ruben Ostland
(Sweden | 2014)
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival. During a skiing holiday in the French Alps a model Swedish family is caught in avalanche during lunch. The husband makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
GirlhoodA high school girl joins an all-girl gang in the projects of Paris and is slowly turned out of her shell by three sassy friends. As she falls further under their bravado and volatile energy, she begins making brave and foolish choices.
Directed by Céline Sciamma
(France | 2015)
Directed by Fatih Akin
(Germany | 2005)
Double award winner at the Berlin Film Festival. A passionate and erotic love story between two self-destructive individuals, who are forced into a marriage of convenience, only to find that love can be a reason to live.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
(Canada | 2010)
Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. International actress Lubna Azabal plays a dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, who leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. The siblings then travel to the Middle East separately, where they each uncover a startling family history and have revelations about themselves.
Directed by Ziad Doueiri
(Lebanon | 2017)
Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds a Lebanese Christian, and a Palestinian refugee in court.
Directed by Gustavo Pizzi
(Brazil | 2018)
A couple live with their four children on the outskirts of Rio de Janiero. Their teenage son has had a great season in handball and is offered the opportunity to play for a team in Germany. His departure is a shock to everyone in the family, but his mother has a particularly difficult time dealing with the impending separation from her oldest child.
On Body and Soul
Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
(Hungary | 2017)
Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. When two slaughterhouse workers discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.
The Secret in Their Eyes
Directed by Juan Jose Campanella
(Argentina | 2009)
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Winner. A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. When Campanella is not busy directing episodes of Law & Order, he directs movies.
Directed by Ruben Ostland
(Sweden | 2017)
Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Palme D’or winner at the Cannes Film Festival. This satirical look at the contemporary art world focuses on a museum curator, who struggles with various personal issues, including the theft of his mobile phone and being a divorced father of two. When a controversial promotional video for an art installation is published without his knowledge, it threatens his career and sparks a debate about freedom of expression and political correctness. Features Elizabeth Moss and Dominic West.
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar
(Jordan | 2015)
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee. In 1916, Theeb lives with his Bedouin tribe in a remote part of the Ottoman Empire. When his older brother has to escort a British officer across the desert, Theeb tags along for the adventure.
Directed by Christian Petzold
(Germany | 2018)
In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, a man assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with a young woman searching for her missing husband.
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