Football didn’t come home and the World Cup is over after a month of singing, socialising, beer gardens and of course, one of the most entertaining tournaments to date. England made it to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990 and the country was full of hope for Gareth Southgate’s young, fresh squad came up just short against Croatia. We'll say we were proud, that it’s the taking part that counts, and we were so proud - which helped us enjoy the beautiful, tense final between France and Croatia.
The World Cup blues means that we'll refuse to stop talking about football almost a week on from young Kylian Mbappe joining football legend Pele in being the only teenagers to score in a World Cup Final. We're guessing that you might be feeling similarly because this was the year that even those who usually avoid football like the plague, were gripped to their screens and developed soft spots for the likes of Kane, Maguire and Pickford.
We thought we would celebrate the end of the World Cup and some of the teams who brought us over a month of entertainment by looking at how else these countries have kept us entertained through the years. You guessed it; we will be presenting you with our top film picks for the 8 teams that we enjoyed watching the most. Don’t be off-put by the subtitles, this selected of foreign cinema will have you wondering what you been missing out on and if you’re one of those still mourning the loss, will dry your eyes once and for all.
France - Untouchable
England - I Daniel Blake
Belgium - The Ardennes
Brazil - Fathers Chair (A Busca)
Russia - Loveless
Sweden - The Square
Mexico - Leap year: Ano Bisiesto
Iran - The Stoning of Soraya M
Spain - Biutiful
Japan - After the Storm