I've just seen two great foreign (Independent) movies;
One, directed by a Swedish guy, and set in the former Soviet Union is absolutely amazing. It's called "Lilja 4-ever" about a 16 year-old girl who gets seduced by this smooth-talking twenty-something guy into starting a new (much better) life in Sweden.
In fact, she ends up being forced into prostitution instead. Having left her best friend behind, she becomes lonely, disillusioned and eventually loses the will to live, and later jumps off a bridge. Immensely sad, but if you can, you should definitely try to see it.
Link to the movie - please see the trailer...it's very brief, but do still have a look http://www.trust-film.dk/off_vis_film.asp?id=58
Another is "Dragonflies" from Norway http://www.trust-film.dk/off_vis_film.asp?id=19
(click to find trailer).
An unlikely couple's life is changed when an old friend, fresh out of jail, comes to pay a visit....it's very, errr, Scandinavian, but you should check it out.
Have you seen any indies lately?