Vancouver International Film Festival 2012: The Best and the Worst So Far

Updated: 2 October 2012

Films seen so far: 34 films in 33 screenings. Two films, Hebreo and Karajan – The Second Life,  were shown as one screening. One screening (Little Trips 2) was a set of short films, that I did not review.

The Best. Hunter’s Bride (Opera); Becoming Redwood (Drama); Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi (Documentary); The Hunt (Drama); The Key of Life (Comedy-Thriller); Lore (Drama).

Most Quirky. Mountain Runners (Documentary).

The Worst. Breakfast with Curtis (Supposedly a comedy); Design of Death;

The Rest. The Flat; The Great Northwest; My Father and the Man in Black; Camel Caravan; Revision; Love in the Medina; No Job for a Woman; Blood Relative; Day of All Saints; The Sound of the Bandoneon; Little Trips 2*; Persistence of Vision*;Side by Side; Karajan — The Second Life; Wagner’s Dream; Helpless; Twilight Portrait;  Werewolf Boy; Rust and Bone; Berberian Sound Stage; Oros; The Last White Knight; As Luck Would Have It; Nameless Gangster; Joffrey:Mavericks of American Dance.

About aharmlessdrudge

Way back during the late Bronze age -- actually it was the 1950s -- all of us in high school had to take a vocational test to determine our interests and, supposedly, our future careers. I cannot remember the outcome, but I do recall one question that gave me pause. "If you were to win a Nobel prize, would it be in literature or in physics?" I hesitated over the question: although I enjoyed mathematics and science more than English class, I did have a couple of unfinished (and very bad) novels hidden away at home. I cannot remember what I chose back then, but the dilemma followed me to university, where I switched from mathematics to English and -- after a five-year stint in journalism -- back to mathematics. I recently retired as a professor of statistics. Retirement. What a good chance to revive my literary ambitions. I have finished a novel -- more about that in good time -- and a rubble of drafts of articles about mathematics and statistics is taking up space on my hard disk.
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