From left: We Have a Pope, Elles, The Kid With a Bike, Turn Me On, Dammit!Between the gourmet offerings of fall and winter filmgoing and the steady summer diet of multiplex junk food comes the oddball, off-season spring movie menu: a heavy helping of often inconsequential mainstream stuff,
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Arriving from Israel, Belgium, Norway, France, Italy, and Poland, the non-Anglophone movies to be released over the next few months are an energetic, accessible bunch covering a diverse range of subjects. Of course, there's lots of sex (those naughty Europeans!), but also race, religion, economic struggle, family turmoil, and, yes, even the Talmud. The films vary rather dramatically in quality, too, from unintentionally campy to flat-out superb.
Here's an advance critical peek.
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