Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 Halftime Report

We're halfway through 2011, and it's already the strongest year for movies in recent memory, even if a majority of the films haven't been seen outside of a few large cities. Lack of availability aside, 2011 has seen some very strong stuff indeed, and here are the ten (in alphabetical order) that have touched me the most.

ARMADILLO
(Janus Metz, Denmark)

CERTIFIED COPY
(Abbas Kiarostami, France)

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH
(Lu Chuan, China)

I TRAVEL BECAUSE I HAVE TO, I COME BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
(Karim Ainouz & Marcelo Gomez, Brazil)

LE QUATTRO VOLTE
(Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy)

OF GODS AND MEN
(Xavier Beauvois, France)

POETRY
(Lee Chang Dong, South Korea)

THE TREE OF LIFE
(Terrence Malick, USA)


TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS
(Radu Muntean, Romania)

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

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