Heightened Anticipation: 15 Foreign Language Films for 2016

Whether you speak a language other than English or simply like a little light reading to go with the flickering images of pert buttocks and scurrying chickens, here are the must-see foreign language films coming to British and American cinemas this year.

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Heightened Anticipation: 15 English Language Films for 2016

Another year, another 600-700 cinematic releases in the UK and US. Oh, what to watch? It simply isn’t possible to see every worthwhile film that comes out in any given year, and 2016’s release schedule is already filling up. I am certain that I will reach 2017 with dozens of movies from this year still languishing on my “To Watch” list. At the very least I would like to catch each of the English language releases mentioned here, whether for the pedigree of the director, the consistently sound choices of the stars involved or the novelty of an unbroken 140-minute take.

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EEFF 2015: THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS RE-SCORED BY BLANCK MASS

The Film: ★★★   The Score: ★★★★★

10th July saw the album launch of Blanck Mass’ freshly cut original score for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s second passionate riff on the twisted pleasures of Italy's beloved horror sub-genre, Giallo. Though Cattet & Forzani's eccentric sex-horror ultimately falls short of satisfaction, the exceptionally tight score from Blanck Mass and his collaborators delivered sexy thrills with every beat at the 15th East End Film Festival.

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