My top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in movie history include a very touching film about a persecuted man. Another of my top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in movie history has to do with the romantic escapades of a Woody Allen character. Here they are, in order of their wins, my top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in movie history. I’m not that crazy about French film in general, so I’m glad they honor films outside their country! The Cesars are the equivalent of America’s Academy Awards.
Top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in Movie History Selection Number 1: Manhattan (Won for 1979, out of the USA)
I would say that this is as funny a Woody Allen movie that I’ve seen, because first off, it’s a real gasser of how someone who looks and acts like him (as Isaac Davis) could land such a good looking younger girl of 17 (Allen’s character is 42) in Mariel Hemingway (as Tracy). Yet he’s so arrogant in thinking that he can play with her feelings and get away with it, which he doesn’t. I guess if you are a part of that elitist and snobbish Manhattan scene, anything is possible, at least in the way so many of those people have been portrayed in movie history! There’s also a lot of funny lines and scenes in this film as ol’ Woody gets neurotic over the water and noises in his apartment as well as his exchanges with Diane Keaton (as Mary Wilkie), who he also manages to get some belly warming from. It’s definitely a deserved Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film selection.
Top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in Movie History Selection Number 2: The Elephant Man (Won for 1981, out of Great Britain)
One of the great storylines of film is that the underdog and disenfranchised are often given their day in the sun via an artistic feature. John Merrick (played by John Hurt) is looked at by most of society as someone who belongs in a freak show, and who has to spend a good amount of his short life there until he’s rescued from that spectacle by the compassionate doctor Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins), who helps make the man’s more life more bearable and show others that Merrick has things to offer the world, including artistic abilities. A movie like this makes you really think of that adage “There but for the grace of God, go I.” This Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in movie history is one of my top 10 biographical movies, which you can read more about at this Associated Content article.
Top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in Movie History Selection Number 3: Dead Poets Society (Won for 1990, out of the USA)
This is a movie I never mind watching once or twice a year because I think it really focuses on some truths about being a writer. For one thing, it’s a blow against these poetry snobs out there who tell others what poetry is supposed to be and what it isn’t, which stems from elitism. Robin Williams as teacher John Keating is his usual comedic and rebel against the establishment self that he has often played, but what adds to this great period piece of the late 1950’s are the compelling storylines of the students, including one involving Neil Perry (played by Robert Sean Leonard) who has a real jerk for a father because he’s against his son’s artistic pursuits, and that oppressive parental attitude leads to tragedy at the end. I’m glad the French decided to make Dead Poets Society one of their Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film! A real smart move in the annals of movie history!
Sources for this article about my top 3 Cesar Award Winners for Best Foreign Film in movie history:
Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Award_for_Best_Foreign_Film, Wikipedia
Roy Barnes: Top 10 Biographical Movies http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/380598/top_10_biographical_movies.html?cat=40, Associated Content
The Internet Movie Database helped me verify the names/spellings of the characters: www.imdb.com