Top Foreign Language Films of 2013

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1. The Dance of Reality (2013)

Unrated | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Votes: 6,814 | Gross: $0.19M

2. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 41,538 | Gross: $1.33M

3. Tattoo (2013)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

The romance between a 18-year-old soldier and the cultural ringleader of an anarchist cabaret.

Director: Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Maria de Jesus Baccarelli, Jesuíta Barbosa, Ariclenes Barroso, Arthur Canavarro

Votes: 1,341

4. Wetlands (2013)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Marlen Kruse, Meret Becker

Votes: 10,384 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 73,013 | Gross: $2.85M

6. Child's Pose (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her power to set her child free.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $0.09M

7. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,833 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Concrete Night (2013)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama

A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother.

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 969

9. A Wolf at the Door (2013)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A journey to the dark cutting edge of desires, lies and wickedness of a love triangle, from the moment a child is mysteriously kidnapped.

Director: Fernando Coimbra | Stars: Leandra Leal, Milhem Cortaz, Fabiula Nascimento, Tamara Taxman

Votes: 3,149

10. The Notebook (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

57 Metascore

Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Director: János Szász | Stars: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Free Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 16,192

12. Jealousy (2013)

77 min | Drama

66 Metascore

As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant, Olga Milshtein

Votes: 1,505 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi

Votes: 2,608 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Time and the Wind (2013)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

The history of Brazil's southern occupation and the Anna Terra descendants.

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Thiago Lacerda, Marjorie Estiano, Janaína Kremer Motta

Votes: 642

15. Tangerines (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

73 Metascore

In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.

Director: Zaza Urushadze | Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Votes: 33,882 | Gross: $0.14M

16. The Boy at the Five (2013)

20 min | Short, Action, Drama

Richard finally finds a friend, but he can't be of his own.

Directors: Marcelo Matos de Oliveira, Wallace Nogueira | Stars: Thomas Oliveira, Fabio Costa, Emanuel de Sena, Jonas Laborda

Votes: 16

17. Underage (2013)

77 min | Drama, Family

Helena is a recently graduated attorney who shares her routine between her job as a Public Defender of children and adolescents in the Courthouse of the city of Santos, Brazil, and the care... See full summary »

Director: Caru Alves de Souza | Stars: Rita Batata, Giovanni Gallo, Caco Ciocler, Rui Ricardo Diaz

Votes: 113

18. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 61,799 | Gross: $5.21M

19. Venus in Fur (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 16,086 | Gross: $0.34M

20. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 47,331 | Gross: $3.83M

21. Boy and the World (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.13M

22. Before the Winter Chill (2013)

103 min | Drama

Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.

Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti, Richard Berry

Votes: 1,758

23. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat

Votes: 29,262 | Gross: $0.05M

24. After the Rain (2013)

95 min | Drama, History, Music

1984, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It all starts with a feeling that anything is possible. After twenty years of dictatorship, the population goes out onto the streets to demand presidential ... See full summary »

Directors: Marília Hughes Guerreiro, Cláudio Marques | Stars: Zeca Abreu, Ricardo Burgos, Paula Carneiro, Talis Castro

Votes: 121

25. Harmony Lessons (2013)

120 min | Drama

Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 814

26. Teen's Confessions (2013)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The social lives of four coming-of-age sisters are shaken when they discover they are moving - to another neighborhood.

Directors: Cris D'Amato, Daniel Filho | Stars: Sophia Abrahão, Bella Camero, Malu Rodrigues, Clara Tiezzi

Votes: 541

27. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.

Directors: Luiz Bolognesi, Jean Cullen De Moura, Marcelo Fernandes De Moura | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro, Carlos Alayeto

Votes: 1,250

28. We Are the Best! (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark

Votes: 9,368 | Gross: $0.18M

29. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,090

30. My Mom Is a Character (2013)

84 min | Comedy

After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.

Director: André Pellenz | Stars: Paulo Gustavo, Rodrigo Pandolfo, Mariana Xavier, Alexandra Richter

Votes: 3,259

31. 15 Years and One Day (2013)

96 min | Drama

Margo is struggling to deal with her son, Jon a rebellious and free-spirited teenager who runs with a bad crowd. After Jon is expelled from school, Margo sends him to live with his ... See full summary »

Director: Gracia Querejeta | Stars: Tito Valverde, Maribel Verdú, Arón Piper, Belén López

Votes: 1,111

32. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jessica Errero, Alexandra Lucas, Robert Leroy

Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $0.02M

33. The Dognapper (2013)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

The day a man almost runs-over a puppy, he meets the love of his life. The couple and their dog live the dream, until she wants out.

Director: Pedro Amorim | Stars: Joaquim Lopes, Keli Freitas, Arthur Claro, Duda Wendling

Votes: 1,082

34. Vai que dá Certo (2013)

110 min | Comedy

5 friends have a plan to rob a transporter that can change their lives completed.

Director: Maurício Farias | Stars: Danton Mello, Lúcio Mauro Filho, Fábio Porchat, Gregório Duvivier

Votes: 1,184

35. Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

82 Metascore

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte

Votes: 11,726 | Gross: $0.32M

36. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 14,081

37. Heli (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios

Votes: 4,397

38. Paradise: Hope (2013)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

78 Metascore

The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas

Votes: 3,832 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Brazilian Western (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »

Director: René Sampaio | Stars: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antonio Calloni

Votes: 2,479

41. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 20,526 | Gross: $1.37M

42. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

Votes: 7,770 | Gross: $2.11M

43. Bastards (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor

Votes: 2,953 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Somos Tão Jovens (2013)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.

Director: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura | Stars: Thiago Mendonça, Laila Zaid, Bruno Torres, Daniel Passi

Votes: 1,854



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