Global Cinema

I watch a lot of films from around the world, but I thought it about time I applied myself to covering all the world’s countries (and perhaps, one day, smaller subdivisions) in a more methodical way. I’ve therefore started a strand of films from around the world, which I’m thrillingly and originally calling Global Cinema. I had thought about working from the largest to the smallest countries in terms of population, but I thought that might set me up for a lot of difficult searching for films in the latter stages of this challenge, so instead I’m going alphabetically.

CountryCapitalPop.Area (km2)Film
AfghanistanKabul32,226,000652,230Stray Dogs (2004)
AlbaniaTirana2,800,00028,748Wild Flower (2016) [medium-length]
AlgeriaAlgiers43,000,0002,381,741Inch’Allah dimanche (2001)
AndorraAndorra la Vella78,000468Nick (2016)
AngolaLuanda25,789,0001,246,700Sambizanga (1973)
Antigua and BarbudaSt John’s96,000440Dadli (2018) [short]
ArgentinaBuenos Aires44,939,0002,780,400The Fish Child (2009)
ArmeniaYerevan2,957,00029,743Armenian Rhapsody (2012)
AustraliaCanberra25,729,0007,692,024Starstruck (1982)
AustriaVienna8,903,00083,879L’animale (2018)
AzerbaijanBaku10,028,00086,600By the Bluest of Seas (1936)
Bahamas, TheNassau386,00013,878Children of God (2009)
BahrainManama1,569,000780Dead Sands (2013)
BangladeshDhaka161,377,000148,460The Clay Bird (2002)
BarbadosBridgetown287,000439A Caribbean Dream (2016)
BelarusMinsk9,408,000207,595Enemies (2007)
BelgiumBrussels11,493,00030,689Tomorrow We Move (2004)
BelizeBelmopan408,00022,966Yochi (2017) [short]
BeninPorto-Novo11,733,000114,763Gangbé (2015) [medium-length]
BhutanThimphu754,00038,394Milarepa (2006)
BoliviaSucre/La Paz11,428,0001,098,581When the Bull Cried (2017)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo3,301,00051,129Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
BotswanaGaborone2,254,000581,730Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale (2016)
BrazilBrasília210,147,0008,515,767The Trial (2018)
BruneiBandar Seri Begawan460,0005,765Yasmine (2014)
BulgariaSofia6,951,000110,994Sofia’s Last Ambulance (2012)
Burkina FasoOuagadougou21,510,000274,200Samba Traoré (1992)
BurundiGitega11,866,00027,834Nothing’s the Same (2008) [short]
CambodiaPhnom Penh15,552,000181,035First They Killed My Father (2017)
CameroonYaounde26,546,000475,442Sisters in Law (2005)
CanadaOttawa38,436,0009,984,670Kuessipan (2019)
Cape VerdePraia484,0004,033Djon África (2018)
Central African RepublicBangui4,666,000622,984All Are Human (2017) [short]
ChadN’Djamena16,245,0001,284,000Grigris (2013)
ChileSantiago17,574,000756,096Beyond My Grandfather Allende (2015)
ChinaBeijing1,412,600,0009,596,961Embrace Again (2021)
ColombiaBogotá50,372,0001,141,748Birds of Passage (2018)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theKinshasa92,378,0002,345,409Viva Riva! (2010)
Congo, Republic of theBrazzaville5,657,000342,000
Costa RicaSan José5,094,00051,100Land of Ashes (2019)
CubaHavana11,182,000109,884I Am Cuba (1964)
Czech RepublicPrague10,702,00078,871

Updated: 6 March 2022