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We have films from all over the world. This list is by no means complete or inclusive of all the amazing directors from various countries. The links below provide a partial list of our films. Some films are easier found under the name of the director (type director’s last name in author field in ALICE Catalog).

A list to get you started:

Feature Films — China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan)

  • Major filmmakers:  Wong Kar Wai, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, John Woo, Xie Jin, Edward Yang, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Zhangke Jia, Ai Weiwei, Jiang Wen, Ang Lee

Feature Films — France

  • Major filmmakers:  Jean Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Francois Truffaut, Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Audiard, Michel Gondry, Luc Besson, Michael Hanake, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Feature Films — Germany

  • Major filmmakers:  Michael Hanake, Christian Petzold, Margarethe von Trotta, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, F.W. Murnau, Leni Riefenstahl

Feature Films — Great Britain

  • Major filmmakers:  Michael Apted, Richard Attenborough, John boorman, Kenneth Branash, Stephen Frears, Peter Greenaway, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Emeric Pressburger, Nicholas Roeg, John Schlesinger

Feature Films – India

  • Major filmmakers:  Raj Kapoor, Mira Nair, Satyajit Ray, Mehboob Khan, Dibakar Banerjee, Basu Chaterjee, Deepa Mehta,

Feature Films — Iran

  • Major filmmakers:  Bahman Ghobadi, Jafar Panahi, Majid Majidi, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Feature Films — Italy

  • Major filmmakers:  Roberta Beningi, Paulo Passolini, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti.

Feature Films — Japan

  • Major filmmakers:  Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, Mikio Naruse, Takita Yojiro, Hirokazu Koreeda, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Koji Wakamatsu, Nagisa Oshima, Shohei Imamura

Feature Films — Spain

  • Major filmmakers:  Pedro Almadovar, Isabel Coixet, Julio Medem, Juan Pablo Rebella,  Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Juan Jose Campanella, Lucretia Martel, Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura

Feature Films – Thailand

  • Major filmmakers:  Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rattana Pestonji, Nonzee Nimibutr, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng

Websites with international focus:

List of Academy Award Winners and Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Award for Best Film