City of God
I'd never watched a foreign language film before, not because I'm narrow-minded but because the thought of having to concentrate on reading the subtitles instead of feasting on the detail of the film really did not appeal to me. There have been many foreign films I've wanted to watch. However as part of my film studies course at college we have to study "world cinema." We started with "City of God". I can only say: What a film! The subtitles didn't put me off at all and the story was original and appealing! I have one downer. Film studies is, of course, a lesson... and notes are required in lesson. So I lean down and start taking notes, on looking back up I see I've missed half of the conversation.... and it's hard to catch back up to be honest! But I shall be watching more foreign films! First on the list Girl with the dragon tattoo and Pan's Labyrinth. Other suggestions?