30 Days in May - Berken's 30 Countries Challenge

Did you see Berken's Challenge yet? 30 Days in May, 30 first time watches from 30 different countries.

Finally completed on 31st May, I sort of cheated a little, but then who didn't?

I had a great time with this challenge, I was inspired to actually watch the many films I'd already bought but not watched over the past few years (Breaking the Waves aside) and actually saw a lot more non-English language films outside of this challenge than I had done in the previous 12 months combined.

There were real disappointments amongst the final 30 but also 4 of my favourite 6 films were from directors entirely new to me which can only be a good thing. I have developed a new love of Eastern European cinema which has caused my wife to complain about the bleak content, so thanks for ruining my marriage Berken ;)

Now arranged in order of preference (links to reviews in the notes)

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  • Wake in Fright

    1

  • Police, Adjective

    2

  • Dogtooth

    3

  • Lorna's Silence

    4

  • Soldier of Orange

    5

  • Autumn

    6

  • The Celebration

    7

  • Caché

    8

  • Home

    9

  • Melancholia

    10

  • Reprise

    11

  • Yojimbo

    12

  • Alice in the Cities

    13

  • The Man from Nowhere

    14

  • Cairo Time

    15

  • Tears for Sale

    16

  • Tokyo Sonata

    17

  • The Girlfriend Experience

    18

  • Surveillance

    19

  • Julia

    20

  • Tetro

    21

  • Days of Glory

    22

  • Little Red Flowers

    23

  • Children of Glory

    24

  • Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams

    25

  • The Unknown Woman

    26

  • Three Businessmen

    27

  • The Singer

    28

  • Jamon Jamon

    29

  • Summer Window

    30