World Cinema Series 2013

I suppose one could say that the World Cinema Series is back by popular demand. When I posted the wrap up, I realized that there really were quite a lot of contributions and just because I wasn’t highly active, that didn’t mean others were equally inactive.

There were comments and questions about whether or not it would take place again. And so the World Cinema Series is back.

The rules are really simple. The idea is to watch movies from as many different countries as possible. It’s also possible to pick a lot of subtitled movies from one country like some of you have done last year. However in order to make points and win a prize, you would have to cover as many countries a possible.

Like last year, the person who covers the most countries will win a DVD or a 25$ amazon voucher.

I will collect all the reviews on the World Cinema Series 2013 page. Please leave your links below.

I hope for as many participants as possible and to discover a lot of great movies. And I also hope I will manage to review more than last year myself.

I would also like to post at least bimonthly wrap up posts.

Like last year, Richard from Caravana de recuerdos is hosting a similar event, the Foreign Film Festival. You are free to submit your reviews to both events.

Intro posts

Novroz (Poychrome Interest)



The Wall – Die Wand (2012) – Caroline (Beauty is a Sleeping Cat)


No (2012) – Fariz (Vampibots)


The Flowers of War – Novia (Polychroem Interest)

Red Cliff (2008) – Ruth (Flixchatter)


Those Who Remain – Ceux qui restent (2007) – Guy (His Futile Preoccupations)

Holy Motors (2012) – Ruth (Flixchatter)

The Untouchable (2011) – Novia (Polychrome Interest)


Three Penny Opera – Richard (Caravana de recuerdos)

Lola rennt – Run, Lola, Run (1998) – Akbar Saputra (Me on The Movie)

The Untouchables (2010) – Ruth (Flixchatter)

Funny Games (1997) – Novia (polychrome Interest)

The Edge of Heaven (2007) JoV (JoV’s Book Pyramid)


King – Dhitz (Across Dhitz Universe)

Belenggu (2013) – Akbar Saputra (Me on The Movie)


About Elly (2009) – Fariz (Vampibots)


Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (2011) – Dhitz (Across Dhitz Universe)

Twilight Samurai – Novroz (Polychrome Interest)

Detroit Metal City – Novroz (Polychrome Interest)

Shinjuku Incident (2009) JoV (JoV’s Book Pyramid)


Perfect Number – Novroz (Polychrome Interest)


Headhunters (2011) – Ruth (Flixchatter)


When Pigs Have Wings – Le Cochon de Gaza (2011) – JoV (JoV’s Book Pyramid)

South Korea

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…. Spring (2003) – Akbar Saputra (Me on The Movie)


Bolano cercano – Richard (Caravana de recuerdos)


The Beatles – Help – Novia (Polychrome Interest)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Novia (Polychrome Interest)

The 39 Steps – TBM (50 Year Project)

Her Majesty Mrs Brown (1997) – Ruth (Flixchatter)


The Scent of Green Papaya – TBM (50Year Project)

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  4. I don’t know yet what I’ll be reviewing but I’d love to take part once again, Caroline. I’m hoping to see Like Water for Chocolate soon, so that might be one of the movies 🙂

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  9. Hi, Caroline. Before I submit my posts, I would like to ask a question: may I submit my previous posts or should I write a new one? Actually I have watched two or three foreign movies previously (like months ago) and reviewed them too, so I wonder if I could include those ones or if I have to watch another one and write a new review on it. Thank you 🙂

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      • Caroline,
        I watch a lot of world cinema movies but I have been rather purist in blogging about it. So I only talk about movies which are adapted to the film! but with the discovery of your world cinema challenge, that will change. Big thanks. 🙂

        • That’s great. And you could even win a voucher if you cover a lot of countries. 🙂
          I just received a collection of Indian movies I’d like to watch soon. Fire, Earth and Water

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  16. I finally have a third movie review up, Caroline–I think you jinxed us with that slacker talk! In any event, some words on Vidas Secas, Brazil, 1963, can be found at

    Have you seen the 2012 Romanian film Beyond the Hills? That’s my favorite movie I’ve seen so far this year although I didn’t write about it for some reason. Most other movies I’ve seen this year have been only marginal at best (not exciting enough to want to write about). Cheers!

    • Thanks, Richard.
      Yes, I jinxed it somehow, didn’t I?
      I don’t know if yu saw my review of THe Wall starring one of your “darlings” Martina Gedeck?
      I’m even slacking on my movie blog a s most movies I watch these days are so boring or otherwise disappointing.
      I haven’t seen Beyond the Hills but will look for it.

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