Foreign Films

Welcome to the Foreign Film Website!

About Foreign Films

We are glad that you are visiting here to learn about foreign films at Riderwood. Movies are shown on the second and the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Encore Theater, and, at another time on Channel 971. Watch critically acclaimed films that have been produced outside the United States — with English subtitles or closed captioning, whether the dialogue is in English or a foreign language. Viewers are encouraged to watch films in Encore to enjoy the added value of seeing them on the big screen. We will list upcoming films on this web page, so remember to visit us again.

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We welcome your recommendations of films that you would like us to screen. Send recommendations to Nancy Pawliger, Foreign Film Committee Chairperson. Riderwood residents can contact Nancy  at

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Theme: Sports

December 13 – Tommy’s Honour
(UK, 2016. Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes)

This historical drama premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival and won the award for best British Film. The film is based on Warren Wind’s 2007 book of the same title, which celebrates the modern origins of the game of golf. It was filmed entirely in Scotland at St. Andrew’s golf course and the surrounding areas. The movie portrays conflicts of class in nineteenth century England as well as father and son dilemas. It shows how the aristocrats owned, wagered on and profited from the game of golf.

The film is set in 1866 Scotland. Fifteen-year-old Tommy Morris is an avid golfer like his father. Tom Morris Sr. is the greenskeeper for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews as well as the town’s golf club and golf ball maker. Tom Morris Jr. establishes himself as the winningest golfer in the area while still in his teens and develops a large following. The father and son clash regarding the rules of golf and constraints of society. As the game of golf evolves, the rigid class structure surrounding it begins to break down.

You don’t need to be a golf enthusiast to enjoy this emotional, inspiring and heartfelt drama.


Coming December 27: The Triplets of Belleville (2003)


This animated film follows elderly Frenchwoman Madame Souza as she becomes involved in international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped and taken abroad. Joined by her faithful dog, Bruno, Souza embarks on a journey to find Champion, and stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion’s criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

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