Sunday, 4 December 2016

Around the World in 80 Films

Unable to physically travel the world, I plan to travel through film.

I tried this challenge back in 2012 where for 6 months, leading up to the London Film Festival, I watched as many films from around the world as possible. I covered an unimpressive 21 countries, most of them Europe and the UK. To be fair it was impressive at the time but that's not so great now.
The aim of the game is to try and watch 80 different films from around the world. I do understand that I might not get to 80 films but I’m damned well going to try my best. As this will be a challenge, there are a few rules to remember:
THE RULES: There are no rules! No there are rules otherwise it wouldn’t be a challenge…
-No repetition of countries
-Countries only – no city stand ins
-Collaborative films between countries are allowed but those countries can't be picked again separately
-The Vatican City is not a country in this challenge, it would be included as part of Italy (just covering all bases)
-For the purposes of this challenge, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are separate countries as each has its own industry.
There is no order to the countries. I will pick a country and announce the next country I am writing about in the next post.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in! 

Feel free to use my basic banner or use your own. 80 films is slightly daunting so don’t worry if you don’t have time to do them all.
As I’m a curious cat, tweet me - @HoganShogan or comment on a post about any posts you do for the challenge so I can have read.

I have made a Letterboxd list for this occassion where I will be adding films to be watched. 
It all starts 1st January 2017 and ends 31st December 2017.


  1. This sounds like an amazing challenge! I've watched an embarrassingly small number of foreign movies so I'm looking forward to following you on this one and adding some great movies to my watch list.
    - Allie

    1. It will be epic! Excellent :) You can join in at anytime too if you fancy. I too seem to stick to Europe and USA so this is an attempt to venture forward.

  2. This sounds like an awesome challenge! I don't know if I'll hit 80 movies, but I'm definitely going to try to watch more foreign films as my knowledge/exposure of them is pretty embarrassing! If I watch some, I'll point to this post as my inspiration. :D