Thursday, 20 December 2012

Another year. Another list.

It's that time of year again when everyone's reflecting on the past year's cinema. So here it is, my very subjective summary of passing year. And as I'm slightly indecisive I just could not make it into usual TOP 10. However, including more films may not be a bad thing. It only means it has been a truly  terrific year, reflecting the strength of cinema around the world.

So here it is:

 1   "Oslo, August 31st" - Joachim Trier, Norway
      "Holy Motors" – Leos Carax, France/Germany
2    "Amour" - Michael Haneke, France/Germany/Austria
3    "Rhino Season" - Bahman Ghobadi, Iran/Turkey
4    "Barbara" - Christian Petzold, Germany
5    "Neighboring Sounds" Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil
6    "Royal Affair", Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark
7    "Moonrise Kingdom", Wes Anderson, USA
8    "Wadjda", Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia
9    "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey
      "Tabu" Miguel Gomes, Portugal
10  "Just the Wind"(Csak a szél) Benedek Fliegauf, Hungary
11  "Found Memories"
      (Historias que so existem quando lembradas) Júlia Murat, Brasil
      "Your Sister's Sister", Lynn Shelton, USA
12  "Martha Marcy May Marlene", Sean Durkin, USA
13  "Le Havre" Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/France
      "Weekend", Andrew Haigh, UK
14  "Angel's Share", Ken Loach, UK
      "Take This Waltz", Sarah Polley, Canada   
15  "Even the rain", Icíar Bollaín, Spain

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Just the Wind

Original title: Csak a szél
Directed by
Bence Fliegauf 
Hungary 2012 

Friday, 30 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Fill the Void

Original title: Lemale et ha'halal
Directed by Rama Burshtein
Israel, 2012 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

A fascinating journey through the continents that is the 8th edition of FILMY ŚWIATA ALE KINO+ Festival

The idea behind the festival is a rigorous selection and presentation of the best films from outside of the so-called Western World. During this year's 8th edition of the festival, taking place in few Polish cities between 22nd November and 3rd December 2012, the organizers - the movie channel ALE KINO and Mañana - invite public for a cinematic expedition to Brazil, a fascinating country that in recent years is growing into a global power, both economically and culturally. The program includes four very different films, showing great richness of the local film industry:
  •  THE CLAUN (O Palhaço) dir. Selton Mello – Brazilian candidate for an Oscar in 2013;
  •  ONCE UPON A TIME WAS I, VERONICA (Era uma vez eu, Verônica) dir. Marcelo Gomes
  •  NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (O som ao redor) dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho
  •  XINGU (Xingu) dir. Cao Hamburger
In addition to Brazil there will be also movies from countries such as Mexico, Morocco, Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Israel and China, creating a unique set of films previously appreciated at prestigious festivals in Toronto, Venice, Cannes or San Sebastian.