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A Prelude to Our Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019 Countdown

A Prelude to Our Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019 Countdown

For our annual list of most anticipated foreign films, we have compiled an expanded list, tacking on an extra hundred titles to our usual 200 for a total of 300 projects we are looking forward to in the coming year. For the top 150 titles, we will begin unveiling one-by-one. However, for the second half of our selection, please have a look at many of the international offerings on the horizon which we didn’t examine in greater depth. Among them are some exciting directorial debuts from actors (including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hafsia Herzi, Romola Garai and Jeanne Balibar with her first solo effort), what we hope to be come-backs for certain directors (such as Jorge Michel Grau with Bunker), some compelling debuts from new artists (Greta from Armando Praco and Acid from Alexander Gorchilin), plus a number of celebrated French directors (Robert Guediguian, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch, Alain Berliner) to look forward to. Also of note are sophomore titles from promising directors such as Helier Cisterne with Of Our Wounded Brothers and Louise Archambault’s It Was Raining Birds.

For our annual list of most anticipated foreign films, we have compiled an expanded list, tacking on an extra hundred titles to our usual 200 for a total of 300 projects we are looking forward to in the coming year. For the top 150 titles, we will begin unveiling one-by-one. However, for the second half of our selection, please have a look at many of the international offerings on the horizon which we didn’t examine in greater depth. Among them are some exciting directorial debuts from actors (including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hafsia Herzi, Romola Garai and Jeanne Balibar with her first solo effort), what we hope to be come-backs for certain directors (such as Jorge Michel Grau with Bunker), some compelling debuts from new artists (Greta from Armando Praco and Acid from Alexander Gorchilin), plus a number of celebrated French directors (Robert Guediguian, Claude Lelouch, Cedric Klapisch, Alain Berliner) to look forward to. Also of note are sophomore titles from promising directors such as Helier Cisterne with Of Our Wounded Brothers and Louise Archambault’s It Was Raining Birds. Stay tuned tomorrow as we begin to unleash our top 150 anticipated foreign films of 2019.

Here are picks #151 to #300.

#151. Jeune Juliette – Anne Emond
#152. Gloria Mundi – Robert Guediguian
#153. The Hole in The Ground – Lee Cronin
#154. Official Secrets – Gavin Hood
#155. And They May Still Be Alive Today – Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
#156. Rendez-vous in Paradise – Alain Berliner
#157. Brighton 4 – Levan Koguashvili
#158. Quo Vadis, Aida – Jasmila Zbanic
#159. Money Boys – Chen Boy Yilin
#160. For Ever – Mindörökké – Gyorgy Palfi
#161. 1982 – Oualid Mouaness
#162. Bruno Reidal – Vincent Le Port
#163. Top End Wedding – Wayne Blair
#164. Les plus belles années – Claude Lelouch
#165. Debout sur la montagne – Sebastien Betbeder
#166. The Book of Vision – Carlo Hintermann
#167. T’exagères – José Alcala
#168. A Sun That Never Sets – Oliver Laxe
#169. The Banishing – Christopher Smith
#170. Deux Moi – Cedric Klapisch
#171. Girl Untitled – Sarah Gavron
#172. Adventures of a Mathematician – Thorsten Klein
#173. Alice et le Maire – Nicolas Pariser
#174. Blinded by the Light – Gurinder Chadha
#175. Deux fils – Felix Moati
#176. Antigone Librement – Sophie Deraspe
#177. Hra – Alejandro Fernández Almendras
#178. Stage Mother – Thom Fitzgerald
#179. Berlin, I Love You – SEVERAL DIRECTORS
#180. Anna – Luc Besson
#181. The Ground Beneath My Feet – Marie Kreutzer
#182. De nos frères blessés – Hélier Cisterne
#183. Photograph – Ritesh Batra
#184. Camille – Boris Lojkine
#185. Burning Season – Claire McCarthy
#186. Close – Vicky Jewson
#187. Daniel – Niels Arden Oplev
#188. Cash Nexus – Francois Delisle
#189. Elefant – Aleksey Krasovsky
#190. Cordelia – Adrian Shergold
#191. Il pleuvait des oiseaux – Louise Archambault
#192. Sulphur And White – Julian Jarrold
#193. Deutschstunde – Christian Schwochow
#194. Eli – Ciarán Foy
#195. Three Days and a Life – Nicolas Boukrief
#196. RAMS – Jeremy Sims
#197. Nous finirons ensemble – Guillaume Canet
#198. Merveilles à Montfermeil – Jeanne Balibar
#199. Passion Simple – Danielle Arbid
#200. Treasure City – Szabolcs Hadju
#201. Outside – Romola Garai
#202. The Cradle – Hope Dickson Leach
#203. The Father – Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchenov
#204. In the Tall Grass – Vincenzo Natali
#205. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Chiwetel Ejiofor
#206. The Translators – Régis Roinsard
#207. Greta – Armando Praco
#208. Tolkien – Dome Karukoski
#209. The Aeronauts – Tom Harper
#210. Summer Knight – Xing You
#211. The Show – Mitch Jenkins
#212. Bunker – Jorge Michel Grau
#213. The Bay of Silence – Paula van der Ouest
#214. End of Sentence – Elfar Adalsteins
#215. Furie – Olivier Abbou
#216. Freaks Out – Gabriele Mainetti
#217. Palm Beach – Rachel Ward
#218. Eternal Beauty – Craig Roberts
#219. Womaniya – Anurag Kashyap
#220. The Most Beautiful Years – Claude Lelouch
#221. Queen of Hearts – May el-Toukhy
#222. Acid – Alexander Gorchilin
#223. Because of the Girls? – Pascal Thomas
#224. The Specials (Hors norme) – Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
#225. Inherit The Viper – Anthony Jerjen
#226. The Prince – Sebastian Munoz
#227. Turkey – Jalil Lespert
#228. Eye for an Eye – Paco Plaza
#229. When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit – Caroline Link
#230. The Invincible Dragon – Fruit Chan
#231. Le Mystère Henri Pick – Rémi Bezançon
#232. Here Are the Young Men – Eoin C. Macken
#233. Get Lucky – Ziska Riemann
#234. Fourmi – Julien Rappeneau
#235. Bad Weather – Eduoard Deluc
#236. Hellhole – Bas Devos
#237. Siblings – Edward Berger
#238. God Only Knows – Mikje de Jong
#239. The Good Wait – Carlos Marques-Marcet
#240. Medea – Alejandro Moreno
#241. Fanny Lye Deliver’d – Thomas Clay
#242. Lara – Jan Ole-Gerster
#243. Ironbark – Dominic Cook
#244. Military Wives – Peter Cattaneo
#245. La Fille au bracelet – Stéphane Demoustier
#246. L’angle mort – Patrick-Mario Bernard & Pierre Trividic
#247. Obsession – Hafsia Herzi
#248. The Immortal – Marco D’Amore
#249. La Frontière – Frédéric Fonteyne
#250. Yalda – Massoud Bakhshi
#251. Tomorrow – Martha Pinson
#252. Chained – Yaron Shani
#253. Terminal Sud – Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
#254. Downton Abbey – Michael Engler
#255. Judy – Rupert Goold
#256. The Volcano – Miguel Angel Jiménez
#257. The Wife of the Pilot – Anna Zohra Berrached
#258. Half-Sister – Damjan Kozole
#259. La Belle Epoque – Nicolas Bedoes
#260. I’ll Go Where You Go – Geladine Nakache
#261. Mother – Rodrigo Sorogoyen
#262. 5 is the Perfect Number – Igor Tuveri
#263. Perdrix – Erwann Le Duc
#264. Wildfire – Cathy Brady
#265. Los Impactados – Lucia Puenzo & Lorena Ventimiglia
#266. The Inspiration – Gregory Magne
#267. I Would Like Someone to Wait for Me Somewhere – Arnaud Viard
#268. Miss Osaka – Daniel Dencik
#269. Les Héros ne meurent jamais – Aude Léa Rapin
#270. Les hirondelles de Kaboul – Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
#271. Lyrebird – Dan Friedkin
#272. Medieval – Petr Jákl
#273. Port Authority – Danielle Lessovitz
#274. The Song Of Names – Francois Girard
#275. The Rest of Us – Aisling Chin-Yee
#276. Mon chien stupide – Yvan Attal
#277. The Perfect Patient – Mikael Hafstrom
#278. The Day After I’m Gone – Nimrod Eldar
#279. Sons of the Neon Night – Juno Mak
#280. Emperor – Lee Tamahori
#281. La Paranza Dei Bambini – Claudio Giovannesi
#282. Master Cheng – Mika Kauriskamki
#283. Spider in the Web – Eran Riklis
#284. Strange But True – Rowan Athale
#285. Post Mortem – Peter Bergendy
#286. Rebelles – Allan Mauduit
#287. Psychosia – Marie Grahtø Sørensen
#288. Strangers in Paradise – Gabriele Salvatores
#289. Nuclear – Catherine Linstrum
#290. Resistance – Jonathan Jakubowicz
#291. The Seven Sorrows of Mary – Pedro Varela
#292. My Initiation in Shamans – Fabienne Berthaud
#293. Normal People – Lisa Barros & Glenn Leyburn
#294. Tigertail – Alan Yang
#295. Riot Girls – Jovanka Vuckovic
#296. Summerland – Jessica Swale
#297. The Operative – Yuval Adler
#298. Revenir – Jessica Palud
#299. The Loss (O Juizo) – Andrucha Waddington
#300. Rounds – Stephan Komandarav

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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