Top 10: Best English Language Debuts From Foreign Directors

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    When foreign filmmakers transition to English language cinema, there are often mixed results. Some of them land right out of the gate but others have a difficult transition. This week, French director Claire Denis makes her English-language debut with “High Life.” Meanwhile, Hirokazu Kore-eda is making his debut as well. After “Shoplifters” earned a Foreign Language Film nomination, Kore-eda has “The Truth” which could be a possible awards contender. In honor of their upcoming efforts, here are the ten best English language transitions from foreign filmmakers.

    10“Prisoners” (2013)
    dir. Denis Villeneuve

    9“Stoker” (2013)
    dir. Park Chan-Wook

    8“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011)
    dir. Tomas Alfredson

    7“Disobedience” (2018)
    dir. Sebastian Lelio

    6“Snowpiercer” (2014)
    dir. Bong Joon-Ho

    5“Jackie” (2016)
    dir. Pablo Larrain

    4“The Others” (2001)
    dir. Alejandro Amenabar

    3“The Lobster” (2016)
    dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

    2“Repulsion” (1965)
    dir. Roman Polanski

    1“Breaking the Waves” (1996)
    dir. Lars von Trier