Here on Pantaflix, we celebrate movies from all over the world – and some of the best movies in this collection focus on French politics. Welcome to New York focuses on the scandal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (played by Gerard Depardieu), while The Minister depicts a struggling politician who dreams of greater political influence.
Latin America is another part of the world known for its revolutionary history, and the films in this collection reflect that. First, there is Emir Kusturica’s Maradona, which attempts to cast Argentina’s most famous footballer in a new, political, light. Pablo Larrain’s No, meanwhile, tells the story of the ad-men behind the No campaign in the 1988 Chilean Referendum.
The 20th Century was not just one of the most revolutionary centuries the world has ever known, it was also the first time political struggle could be captured on film. Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike is one of the first movies to do this, but movies such as A German Youth and Women Without Men maintain this radical tradition.