Skip to Main Content

Genre Lists

World Cinema

This page highlights the world cinema DVDs that can be loaned from the library. To find specific titles, search the catalog by title, actor/director, or keyword.

Search for a book or media item by keyword:
Prefer advanced search? Click here.

World Cinema Films DVD List

Africa First: Volume One
[Various] Short films from some of Africa's most compelling new talent.
Call Number: UMDVD 9181

Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
[Morocco] A group of street children try to give their friend a proper burial.
Call Number: UMDVD 5181

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali   Aparajito   Apur Sansar
[India] A drama that follows the life of Apu from early childhood through school to marriage and fatherhood.
Call Number: UMDVD 964 / 9039 / 8728

The Baader Meinhof Complex
[Germany] The Red Army Faction organizes bombings, kidnappings, and assassinations in the late '60s and '70s.
Call Number: UMDVD 5814

Bande de filles (Girlhood)
[France] A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining self-confidence.
Call Number: UMDVD 9686

Black Orpheus
[Brazil] Street-car conductor Mello and country-girl Dawn fall in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.
Call Number: UMDVD 413

Blind Shaft
[China] Two coal miners take advantage of poor safety conditions to extort money from negligent mine owners.
Call Number: UMDVD 4609

Blue is the Warmest Color
[France] A high schooler plunges into a relationship with an older art student.
Call Number: UMDVD 8671

Bombay Talkies
[India] An anthology of four films: Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh; Star; Sheila Ki Jawaani; and Murabba.
Call Number: UMDVD 8685

Bride & Prejudice
[India] An Indian woman attempts to marry her four daughters off to prosperous bachelors.
Call Number: UMDVD 1325

Camp de Thiaroye
[Senegal] Soldiers home from WWII are massacred by French colonial authorities in a dispute over pay.
Call Number: UMDVD 5528

Contracorriente (Undertow)
[Peru] Miguel, a respected fisherman, must face his true feelings for the visiting artist Santiago.
Call Number: UMDVD 6835

The Day I Became a Woman
[Iran] Three portraits of women at three stages of life.
Call Number: UMDVD 2750

Eat Drink Man Woman
[China] A master chef and his three adult daughters seek love and happiness in different ways.
Call Number: UMDVD 2462

[France] A young woman returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known.
Call Number: UMDVD 9691

Faat Kine
[Senegal] An independent single mother and business woman runs a gas station enterprise.
Call Number: UMDVD 5406

Fehér isten (White God)
[Hungary] Lili fights to find and protect her dog Hagen after her father releases him on the streets.
Call Number: UMDVD 9669

[India] Two women are torn between their devotion to duty and their desire for love and friendship.
Call Number: UMDVD 1438

The Funeral
[Japan] An old man’s unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family.
Call Number: UMDVD 5873

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
[Iran] In the ghost-town Bad City, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Call Number: UMDVD 9283

The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II
[San] A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects.
Call Number: UMDVD 819

The Handmaiden
[South Korea] A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting to defraud her.
Call Number: UMDVD 10206

Hua Mulan (Mulan, Rise of a Warrior)
[China] Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to save her ailing father from the horrors of the battlefield.
Call Number: UMDVD 9616 or UMBLU 117

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
[South Korea] Young-goon is institutionalized after a nearly fatal attempt to recharge her batteries.
Call Number: UMDVD 8375

[Poland] On the eve of her vows, young Anna discovers her real name and identity.
Call Number: UMDVD 8720

Kebab Connection
[Germany] A young Turkish hip-hopper dreams of making the first German kung-fu film.
Call Number: UMDVD 3932

Kung Fu Hustle
[China] A hapless gangster realizes he is the greatest kung fu master, destined to protect the sacred streets.
Call Number: UMDVD 1474

Kynodontas (Dogtooth)
[Greece] Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen.
Call Number: UMDVD 9887

Kyss mig (Kiss Me)
[Sweden] After meeting and falling in love with Frida, Mia must question the engagement to her boyfriend Tim.
Call Number: UMDVD 9884

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
[India] An arrogant British Army captain forces a bet on a group of farmers about who will win a cricket match.
Call Number: UMDVD 1163

Lemon Tree
[Palestine] A Palestinian widow must defend her lemon tree field from the new neighbor, an Israeli Defense Minister.
Call Number: UMDVD 5333

Like Father, Like Son
[Japan] Ryota learns that his biological son was switched at birth and makes a life-changing decision.
Call Number: UMDVD 9754

Loreak (Flowers)
[Basque] Three women's lives intertwine when a tragic event jolts their lives into a new reality.
Call Number: UMDVD 9858

Lust, Caution
[China] In occupied Shanghai, a young woman is swept up in the plot to assassinate a ruthless intelligence agent.
Call Number: UMDVD 3909

[Turkey] Lale and her sisters set off a scandal with unintended consequences.
Call Number: UMDVD 9799

Nairobi Half Life
[Kenya] A young aspiring actor from upcountry dreams of becoming a success in the big city.
Call Number: UMDVD 8088

Ohayo (Good Morning)
[Japan] Two young boys take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set.
Call Number: UMDVD 2076

Our Lady of the Assassins
[Colombia] An older writer falls in love with a much younger assassin in Medelin.
Call Number: UMDVD 477

Police, Adjective
[Romania] A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends.
Call Number: UMDVD 6689

¿Que horas ela volta? (Second Mother)
[Brazil] The live-in housekeeper Val is content, but her estranged daughter's arrival brings tension.
Call Number: UMDVD 9692

Rhymes for Young Ghouls
[Crow] Aila struggles with the sadistic agent in charge of the St. Dymphna's residential school.
Call Number: UMDVD 9020

The Rider Named Death
[Russia] A small band of radicals attempts to bring down the Russian monarchy through any means possible.
Call Number: UMDVD 6722

Rome, Open City
[Italy] The loyalties of a poor mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested during a WWII German occupation.
Call Number: UMDVD 3429

[India] Destiny weaves its magical spell when a shy musician’s chance encounter leads to four unforgettable nights.
Call Number: UMDVD 6889

The Secret in Their Eyes
[Argentina] A crime-thriller told through flashbacks about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina.
Call Number: UMDVD 5654

Strawberry & Chocolate
[Cuba] A naive college student meets a writer and a woman who teach him about the passion of life and love.
Call Number: UMDVD 174

Theeb (Wolf)
[Saudi Arabia] A young boy travels outside his traditional Bedouin community to aid a British Army officer.
Call Number: UMDVD 9897

Throne of Blood
[Japan] An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in feudal times.
Call Number: UMDVD 301

[Mali] A cattle herder and his family find their quiet lives--typically free of Jihadists--abruptly disturbed.
Call Number: UMDVD 9727

El Topo
[Mexico] A gunfighter and his young son attempt to protect a desert village from marauding bandits.
Call Number: UMDVD 3177

The Tribe
[Ukraine] A deaf-mute boy joins a boarding school and struggles to conform with the other kids.
Call Number: UMDVD 9826

Tropical Malady
[Thailand] A romance between a soldier and a country boy is wrapped around a folk-tale.
Call Number: UMDVD 7879

Tsotsi (Thug)
[South Africa] A young criminal finds a surprise in the backseat of a car he has stolen.
Call Number: UMDVD 2299

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
[Thailand] On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee recalls his many past lives.
Call Number: UMDVD 6649

[Spain] The novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles.
Call Number: UMDVD 1985

Waltz with Bashir
[Israel] Ari attempts to unravel his memories and experiences serving in the Israeli Army.
Call Number: UMDVD 5049

White Shadow
[Tanzania] A young albino boy is sent to the city to live with his uncle after witnessing his father's murder.
Call Number: UMDVD 9660

Yeelen (Brightness)
[Mali] A young Bambara warrior is destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult.
Call Number: UMDVD 2907

Yossi & Jagger
[Israel] Diligent Army commander Yossi is having an affair with one of his charges.
Call Number: UMDVD 2001