Thursday Movie Picks: Oscar Edition - Best Foreign Language Winners
Wanderer's final Oscar theme for the year is one of my favorite categories - Best International Film! I've used a lot of my favorite winners of the course of the year, so I decided I'm going to talk about a few underrated winners in my opinion. Here's what I came up with.
1) Cinema Paradiso - I didn't watch this movie until a few years ago, and it was so good I don't understand how it's not consistently raved about. It's a love letter to movie lovers and has one of the best final scenes ever. In fact, I should be watching this again right now.
2) Departures - When I did the Best Picture round table on Fisti's old blog years ago, I think I was way more into Japan's winner than everyone else was. I just think it's such an interesting concept - A man returning to his home town to work in a traditional Japanese morgue.
3) In A Better World - This Danish winner is ultimately about tolerance and that grey area when bad people do bad things to you. I picked this one because at the time, I was really annoyed Greece's Dogtooth didn't win, but after watching this, I couldn't really be *that* mad anymore. Dogtooth is better, but this is still very good.