Other foreign films

The films we get to see here in Australia are fairly homogeneous. The stock of movies shown are largely American, British, and to a lesser extent Australian. Independent cinema groups are doing their bit to promote films from other countries by running foreign film festivals – still, these are predominantly French, Spanish, German.

So I do enjoy watching a film that comes from outside these bounds, and recently have seen films from Iran, Turkey and Russia. Each showed contemporary life in those cultures and dealt with familiar familial and societal issues.

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