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.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople – New Zealand

Before JoJo Rabbit, Taika Waititi wrote and directed this hilarious adventure comedy, starring Sam Neill. Fans of Wes Anderson will love this quick-witted laugh-out-loud tale of foster child, Ricky Baker, and his “Uncle” Hec. Watch on Kanopy.

The Film Critic – Argentina

Fans of Nora Ephron should try this take on the romantic comedy genre. In a classic tale of irony, cynical film critic Victor meets a beautiful woman and much to his dismay, starts living his own rom-com. Watch on Kanopy.

A Tale of Two Sisters – South Korea

The first Korean horror film screened in US theaters, this supernatural thriller will keep you guessing until the very end. For fans of Marrowbone, The Others and The Uninvited. Watch on Kanopy.

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International Language Collection

Books
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.

Audio/Visual
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.

Digital/Downloadable
RBDigital – Magazines in Spanish
Overdrive/Libby – E-books in Spanish and Chinese, Films in many different languages
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