The best and the worst so far
Updated: 8 October 2012
Seen so far: 47 films in 45 screenings. Two films, Hebreo and Karajan – The Second Life, were shown as one screening; same goes for Rushdie and Frankenstein. One screening (Little Trips 2) was a set of short films, that I did not review. An asterisk indicates a film 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); The Unlikely Girl (Mystery-Drama); Amour (Drama)
Most Quirky. Mountain Runners (Documentary); The Great Northwest (Documentary)
The Worst. Breakfast with Curtis (Supposedly a comedy); Design of Death.
Most Over-rated. These films are okay, but do not deserve the acclaim they received at the festival. The Flat (the sanctimonious director accuses everyone of deception or apathy); Rust and Bone (a film written by a committee with a copy of “How to Write a Screenplay in Three Easy Lessons”); As Luck Would Have It (an unlikeable central character in a contrived drama).
Can’t Make Up My Mind. Paradise: Love.
The Rest. 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; Berberian Sound Stage; Oros; The Last White Knight; Nameless Gangster; Joffrey:Mavericks of American Dance; No; We’re Not Broke; Virgin Tales; Salman Rushdie:Imagining India; Frankenstein:A Modern Myth; A Liar’s Autobiography; Rose; Grabbers; I, Anna;Renoir.