Where to start...
Agree with 'Maria full of Grace' above, grim but gripping. Also agree with 'Jean de Florrette' and 'Manon des Sources' and finally 'Let the right one in' is a touching and atmospheric story
Surprised no one has mentioned 'Betty Blue', utterly compelling and tragic film, amazing central role by Beatrice Dalle
Iranian films 'gabbeh' and '10' both fantastic films, the colour and landscapes in gabbeh are breathtaking.
'Kurdish/Armenian 'Vodka Lemon', love the cinematography and black humour.
'Ammos Perros' and 'Babel' both epic
'Hidden', I think this is my favourite thriller, gripping, atmospheric and intense Austrian film
Turkish film 'Uzak', its slow but gripping social realism
'The Story of the weeping camel' is incredibly moving and beautifully shot, great landscapes
'Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring', wonderfully shot
'Divine Intervention', love this thought provoking, quirky, slow paced Palestinian film with one very memorable political scene influenced by the Matrix
Serbian film 'Underground', complex, very funny, slapstick, tragic, surreal...
'The White Diamond' by Herzog, this very refreshing docu-film's real life characters make this so entertaining...
Tamil film 'The Terrorist', based on a true story is everything that's great about world cinema, the lead actress role is mesmorising