Originally Posted by Toots
Volver - Best movie Penelope Cruz has ever made. Don't let the sub-titles keep you from seeing this excellent film about sisters and family. I loved it!
I haven't seen this one yet but we do have it in our collection, so we need to check it out... you are right about not to shy away from foreign films... Spain produced some excellent films in recent years, if you get a chance you should check out "Mar Adentro (Sea Inside)" by Alejandro Amenàbar, about a disabled man who has been confined on a bed for years after a diving accident in his youth, yet with a mind and soul more active and brilliant than anyone, seeking for a right to be liberated from his incapable body. Truly moving.
Also "Seres Queridos (only human)" was a great comedy about an engaged pair of a Jewish girl and a Palestinian guy, they go to her home and he gets to meet her family and all the wacky episodes to follow. Unique and savvy formula of humour you don't get to see around Hollywood very often. Neither of films will NOT disappoint I promise!