foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

With businesses re-opening and the sun shining, it’s probably tempting to go out and enjoy the summer right now. And while I can’t tell you what you can or can’t do, I can encourage you to stay at home instead and continue to brush up on your quarantine viewing with some fantastic foreign-language films. This week’s Pop Culture Imports includes a sumptuous Pedro Almodóvar mother-daughter tale, a whimsical original anime movie on Netflix, Jan Švankmajer‘s unsettling stop-motion take on Alice in Wonderland, an edgy 2019 remake of an Osamu Tezuka ronin classic, and a Chilean drama that finally gives Lost breakout Jorge Garcia the leading man role he deserves.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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nobody knows i'm here trailer

Netflix has released a trailer for the Chilean film Nobody Knows I’m Here, which stars Jorge Garcia as Memo Garrido, a lonely former child singer living a life of isolation in southern Chile. This means this is the Lost star’s first major Spanish-language feature film. Nobody Knows I’m Here also marks the first feature by filmmaker Gaspar Antillo, a formerly short film director who is backed by acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, who produces. Watch the Nobody Knows I’m Here trailer below.

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