If you go to the cinema in America, Los Angeles even, you might think only 20 foreign films are made each year. In reality, China alone made 20 last year, and India’s Bollywood produced over 800.

As a result, many great films get lost in the mire. Luckily, we have Criterion to remedy the situation. Their latest pick, Mafioso, from 1962, tells the story of a Sicilian, caught between his peasant life in the old world and his modern life in Milan. Funny, dark and unique, director Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso, measures spectacularly against the test of time.

Grade: A

Mafioso is currently available.