Foreign Language Films – OHIO University Libraries

 

We have films from all over the world. This list is by no means complete or inclusive of all the amazing directors from various countries. The links below provide a partial list of our films. Some films are easier found under the name of the director (type director’s last name in author field in ALICE Catalog).

A list to get you started:

Feature Films — China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan)

  • Major filmmakers:  Wong Kar Wai, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, John Woo, Xie Jin, Edward Yang, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Zhangke Jia, Ai Weiwei, Jiang Wen, Ang Lee

Feature Films — France

  • Major filmmakers:  Jean Luc Godard, Agnes Varda, Francois Truffaut, Jean Renoir, Robert Bresson, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Audiard, Michel Gondry, Luc Besson, Michael Hanake, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Feature Films — Germany

  • Major filmmakers:  Michael Hanake, Christian Petzold, Margarethe von Trotta, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, F.W. Murnau, Leni Riefenstahl

Feature Films — Great Britain

  • Major filmmakers:  Michael Apted, Richard Attenborough, John boorman, Kenneth Branash, Stephen Frears, Peter Greenaway, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Emeric Pressburger, Nicholas Roeg, John Schlesinger

Feature Films — India

  • Major filmmakers:  Raj Kapoor, Mira Nair, Satyajit Ray, Mehboob Khan, Dibakar Banerjee, Basu Chaterjee, Deepa Mehta,

Feature Films — Iran

  • Major filmmakers:  Bahman Ghobadi, Jafar Panahi, Majid Majidi, Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Feature Films — Italy

  • Major filmmakers:  Roberta Beningi, Paulo Passolini, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti.

Feature Films — Japan

  • Major filmmakers:  Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, Mikio Naruse, Takita Yojiro, Hirokazu Koreeda, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Koji Wakamatsu, Nagisa Oshima, Shohei Imamura

Feature Films — Spain

  • Major filmmakers:  Pedro Almadovar, Isabel Coixet, Julio Medem, Juan Pablo Rebella,  Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Juan Jose Campanella, Lucretia Martel, Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura

Feature Films — Thailand

  • Major filmmakers:  Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rattana Pestonji, Nonzee Nimibutr, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng

Websites with international focus:

List of Academy Award Winners and Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Award for Best Film