• Just in time for this weekend’s Academy Awards (we’re rooting for The Great Beauty, naturally), we’ve lassoed a bunch of terrific titles for our latest series of free films on Hulu: Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominees. These selections from around the globe span nearly thirty years and feature some of the most beloved art-house films of all time, plus a few now forgotten treasures. The titles include Gillo Pontecorvo’s Kapò (1959), Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water (1962), Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Woman in the Dunes (1964), Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (1965), Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1966), François Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses (1968), Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s (1969), Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den (1970), Kei Kumai’s Sandakan No. 8 (1974), Louis Malle’s Lacombe, Lucien (1974), Truffaut’s The Last Metro (1980), and Malle’s Au revoir les enfants (1987).

    You can also watch Jean-Charles Tacchella’s hit French romantic comedy Cousin, Cousine (1975). Starring Marie-Christine Barrault (who can also be seen in My Night at Maud’s) and Victor Lanoux, the film follows the budding love affair between a man and a woman who are cousins by marriage and meet at a family wedding. In addition to a nomination for best foreign-language film, Cousin, Cousine received nominations for best original screenplay and best actress (Barrault). It is unavailable on Blu-ray or DVD in the U.S., but you can watch it below or at Hulu. And remember, if you sign up for Hulu Plus for just $7.99 a month, you can see these and hundreds of other Criterion films commercial-free, anytime.

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