Around the World in 12 Films

Sliding Doors (1998)

This romantic comedy-drama has a very complicated plot that alternates between two storylines. You will see how the central character’s life (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) could change  depending on whether or not she catches a train. The film features brilliant acting and breathtaking sights of London.

Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner

Paris, je t’aime (2006)

18 love stories, 18 directors, 18 arrondissements of Paris.

Before Sunrise (1995)

The movie tells a unique, sad and beautiful love story. Watch the beautiful Vienna in all its glory while enjoying the minimalistic plot about two strangers who fell in love within one night. The film has two sequels that are just as good.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

The film centers on two American women, one Spanish artist, and the glorious Barcelona. It is a very stylish, weird and provocative Woody Allen film that has been praised by both critics and viewers.

Cidade de Deus (2002)

This chillingly believable film takes you to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Its central character wants to become a photographer but the criminals make him abandon his dreams. The movie is loosely based on real events that took place in Brazil.

Ten (2002)

This Irnian movie directed by Abbas Kiarostami gives you a chance to look at Tehran through the eyes of a taxi driver girl. Ten short stories, ten trips, ten sophisticated and philosophical conversations. It is a truly amazing movie.

Oslo, August 31 (2011)

The central figure of this movie has returned to Oslo from rehab placed in the backwoods. Walking through the streets of his beloved city he should put everything in his life on its places. Beautiful, deep and very slow movie.

«Copenhagen (2014)

This 2014 drama film combines a great screenplay with an interesting soundtrack and impressive views of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

La dolce vita (1960)

This is a must-watch comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Enjoy the journey through the “sweet life” of the 1950s Rome.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

This 2008 British-Indian drama film from Danny Boyle features an intriguing story of Jamal Malik from the Juhu slums of Mumbai.

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

A love story of a French film actress and a Japanese architect, which unfolds in Hiroshima, reborn from the ashes. This is the first full-length film directed by Alain René.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Enjoy the summer New York in this iconic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is one of the best works of Robert De Niro.