i watched three colours: red this morning & thought it was pretty great. i've been working my way through the 2012 sight and sound top 250 for the last year or so, & there's a good amount of french & asian & non-english language film there, of course. i'm still just at 119, so i've got a good ways to go.
my favourite foreign language film of last year was cold war. thought it was truly great. not to make it a binary choice or anything silly like that, but when i compare it to roma, which has received such an avalanche of praise, cold war was such a better film to me. it told a personal, touching story across multiple cities & countries while weaving in a story of 20 century totalitarianism, and it was filled with great music as well, & did it all in 88 minutes.
i gave cold war a 4.5/5 when i rated it, but i really should have given it a 5.
I haven't seen Three Colours: Red, but I saw Three Colours: Blue. I thought it was alright, but not as good as I expected. I want to see Cold War as soon as I can.
i watched blue last sunday, & was a touch underwhelmed by it myself. i found red to be much better.
Of the three Colours, I liked White the least. I thought Red and Blue were both excellent, and I'd love to see any of them again. I may have seen Red twice, so if I could choose, I think I'd like to bask with the sad Juliette Binoche in Blue.