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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Non-English Language Movies
I've been mostly watching Non-English TV series rather than movies the past year, so I had to search for movies that I've watched in the past and have never picked on this blog before. Which makes them quite hard to write anything about since I haven't seen some of these movies between 10 to nearly 20 years so there's not that much that I do remember to say a whole lot.
Tilda Swinton plays a Russian woman who is married to a rich Italian family and she speaks Italian and Russian throughout the film. I have no idea how successful she is in speaking the two languages but I thought that it was impressive considering I think she speaks neither of them in real life. I also remember it had great costuming and cinematography. Whenever I watch Succession, especially its poster and opening credits, I am reminded of I Am Love.
This may be called The Spanish Apartment, because that is the setting, but it was mostly filmed in French and I think this had been one of the first few Non-English European films I had seen. I had also thought it must be so cool to be an international student hanging with other other international students in a cosmopolitan city. Anyway this is part of a trilogy. I have seen this and its sequel Russian Dolls, which I remember less. I'd like to watch all of the movies back to back one day.