Foreign Films

Our foreign film screenings on Zoom have been postponed until further notice. In the meantime, check out our staff recommendations below that you can access via Kanopy. Connect to Kanopy here, or click on the film below. All films are reviewed by a librarian and are intended mainly for an adult audience.

bicycle thieves

Bicycle Thieves – Italy

Bicycle Thieves – Italy  Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, this Golden Globe winning picture defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he…

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus – Brazil

Black Orpheus – Brazil  Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off…

The Official Story

The Official Story – Argentina

The Official Story – Argentina  This Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film takes place at the end of Argentina’s “Dirty War” of the late 70s and early 80s. The military secret police sought to consolidate their power by routinely torturing and murdering students, political activists, opponents of the regime, and even expectant mothers.…

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International Language Collection

Check out our NEW adult international book collection in the library behind the lower information desk.  There you can find fiction and non-fiction titles in eight languages: HindiJapaneseKoreanMandarin ChineseSpanishTamilTelugu and Vietnamese. This collection is intended to better meet the needs of patrons that make up Northville’s growing, diverse cultural community and has plans to grow over the years.

In addition to the new adult collection, the library also features an international collection for kids, featuring books, DVDs, and media kits in over 20 languages.

The library has hundreds of CDs featuring music from around the world in our adult music CD collection. There are also over a thousand DVDs in the foreign film collection in over 70 different languages.

Overdrive/Libby – E-books in Spanish and Chinese, Films in many different languages, Magazines in Spanish
Cloudlibrary – E-books in Spanish
Hoopla – E-books in Spanish
Freegal – Music featuring many different artists from outside of the U.S.A.
Kanopy – Foreign Films from around the world