A new Blogathon…in a different language…

…I was going to announce the “foreign language” blogathon but then “foreign” is all relative, isn’t it? So…I’ve had to rethink this a bit and I’ll call it “The non-English Film Blogathon” instead……yep…I’d like to hear about films in which the main spoken language is not English (and movies dubbed into a different language from the original English obviously don’t count). There are so many wonderful works out there from a multitude of countries. You could also write about an actor, actress or even director who’s main repertoire of work is not in English…if that makes sense…

Let’s read about all your wonderful entries on the 27th and 28th July 2018.

Just tell me in the comments below what topic you’d like to write about and I’ll add you to the roster. Then grab a banner from the bottom of this post (or make your own) and link back to my site on the big day(s) when you post your choice.

La liste des participants…ok fine…The Roster:

Thoughts All Sorts – TBC (probably La reine Margot (Queen Margot))

MovieRobLa cage aux folles (1978)

MovieRob – Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander) (1982)

Realweegiemidget ReviewsIncubus (1966)

Realweegiemidget ReviewsSinkkulaiva (2013 – 2014)

Mini Media ReviewsTaeksi woonjunsa (A Taxi Driver) (2017)

Maddy Loves Her Classic FilmsGion no shimai (Sisters of the Gion) (1936)

Maddy Loves Her Classic FilmsJeux interdits (Forbidden Games) (1952)

The Stop ButtonShichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) (1954)

Cinematic Scribblings – Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking) (2008)

dbmoviesblogWo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (I am not Madame Bovary) (2016)

Moon in GeminiAguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

The Wonderful World of CinemaNuit Américaine (Day for Night) (1973)

Silver Screen Classics – Du rififi chez les hommes (Rififi) (1955)

Silver Screenings – La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game) (1939)

MovieMovieBlogBlogLa historia oficial (The Official Story) (1985)

The Midnite Drive-InM – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M) (1931)

WadsWordsLe Million (1931)

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodAscenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (1958)

Cinema Essentials Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves) (1948)






    1. Ooh, thank you. Will add it in right now.
      This sounds like a good one. And one that, as a parent, will probably make it even more intense. Looking forward to watching this especially with it being a 1931 German movie – curious to see it.


    2. Hi…for some reason I cannot comment on Blogspot blogs anymore (there used to be an option to select a WordPress profile to comment as but now only Google Available). So…I’d like to enter your Robots in Film Blogathon please – with “Moon”. It is a good excuse to finally watch this one.


  1. Hi! Can I submit something I’ve written already? I have been watching my way through the “1001 movies to see before you die” (although actually, since I’ve been watching every movie that has EVER been on any edition of the list, it’s now up to 1,199 movies), and there are a couple of films I’ve already reviewed that were quite fun and I want to see get more attention:

    “A Nous, La LIberte” or “Le Million””, French, 1931
    “Vampyr”, 1932, German
    “The Goddess”, 1934, Chinese


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          1. thanks! …now….I understand that I post the banner linking to you, but when do you want the link that links you to me? (The post already exists, should I just wait to the 27th to send you the link?)

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    1. Hi Crystal. Absolutely no problem – I totally understand that some movies are just not always easy to get hold of. You take your time – no stress.

      And yip, saw your Blogathon annoucement yesterday – just thinking of a topic. Will get back to you as soon as I have one in mind.


        1. Oh gosh…nothing has come through. I’ve even checked my spam. I would have answered as soon as possible otherwise.
          Would love to have you join in. Which movie would you like to do?


        2. Ah…sorry…duh…yes, your alphabet comment. I must be honest I misplaced that comment with my Duel in the Sun post (all came through together). You doing the 1931 version I assume?


  2. Awesome definitely going to jump into this one!! 😀 I’ll have to have a closer look and see what film to pick, though it’ll probably be Umberto D. If not, it’ll be Playime or Trafic as I haven’t seen a single Tati film! The shame, the shame…

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            1. Oooh! Yes….totally forgot about that (I’ll just pretend I sent it for your Birthday…hee hee). Anyway…Happy Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day so far and have a great one further. Will let you know once those delicious ones from you arrive…can’t wait. Maybe the postman also thought they were delicious….

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  3. Fab idea, Cat. I’d like to write about Sisters Of The Gion (1936). If we can submit previously published articles I’ll add Forbidden Games (1952)too. Looking forward to this so much. There are so many gems out there from around the world.

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    1. Oh absolutely Maddy…so many to pick from…I’m struggling to decide what I want to pick.
      Go for it re the previously published…I’m open to that.
      Looking forward to reading all about these two – they sound really good (says she as she adds yet another two to her To Watch list 😉 )

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  4. Hello! Great idea, so.. after raiding the cupboard – as has to really be a Finnish speaking film doesn’t it gone for – Matti (Hell is for Heroes) (2006), all the details on it here!I I did review a dating TV show from here a while back (not entered for a blogathon if you want me to add that too – its called Sinkkulaiva. Both are on imdb.

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      1. He is also one of the characters in the Eddie the Eagle film I saw (with Hugh Jackman but sadly not literally), and my hubby mentioned about the movie then. Tracked it down and still haven’t watched it so this is the perfect excuse!

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