Top 1 – 2012

Fin d’année, fin du monde

Si vous n’aviez qu’un film à retenir de l’année 2012 :


Gabriel Bortzmeyer : Tabou (Miguel Gomes, Portugal)

Camille Brunel : Twixt (Francis Coppola, USA)

Pierre Commault : Tahrir, place de la libération (Stefano Savona, Italie)

Thomas Fioretti : Cinq ans de réflexion (Nicholas Stoller, USA)

Arnaud Macé : Faust (Alexander Sokourov, Allemagne, Russie)

Arthur Mas : Millenium, les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes (David Fincher, USA)

Martial Pisani : Millenium, les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes (David Fincher, USA)

Félix Rehm : Nana (Valérie Massadian, France)

Eugenio Renzi : 25 novembre 1970, le jour où Mishima a choisi son destin (Koji Wakamatsu, Japon)

Louis Séguin : Réussir sa vie (Benoit Forgeard, France)

Antoine Thirion : Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, USA)



Michelle Carey (Australie) : Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, USA)

Phil Coldiron (USA) : The Extravagant Shadows (David Gatten, USA)

But now he was here, she was here, the cup was full and she intended to drink. Beginning again, she began from the start.

Fernando Ganzo (Espagne) : Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman, USA)

Gabe Klinger (USA) : Monument Film + Monument Sculpture (Peter Kubelka, Autriche)

Robert Koehler (USA) : Tabou (Miguel Gomes, Portugal)

If it’s only one, it has to be Tabu.

Kevin B. Lee (USA) : The Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, USA)

Holy Motors is perhaps the superior film, but being an ugly American I have to hang my heart upon The Silver Linings Playbook . No other film gave me an impression of how fucked up contemporary American society is at its core (including the Hollywood formulas that inform this film, like the padded walls of a sanitarium against which it beats its fists) nor gave me such a profound impression of its invincible optimism in all its abominable glory.

Dennis Lim (USA) : Tabou (Miguel Gomes, Portugal)

If it’s the end of the world, I vote for pure pleasure and so it has to be Tabu.

Dana Linssen (Pays-Bas) : Holy Motors (Leos Carax, France)

Comrades ! That has to be Holy Motors. Because if I have to go I’d rather go dancing and drinking and fucking and breathing and dreaming cinema ! Love & peace from the Low Lands, Dana

Michel Lipkes (Mexique) : Paradise - Faith (Ulrich Seidl, Autriche)

My favorite 2012 film about the apocalypse !

Boris Nelepo (Russie) : Vous n’avez encore rien vu (Alain Resnais, France)

It’s incredibly difficult to select 10 or 15 or even 20 favorites since there were a lot more this year, especially because of such unforgettable films as new works by Jean-Claude Brisseau, Christine Laurent, Rita Azevedo Gomes, Raúl Ruiz, Manoel de Oliveira, Peter von Bagh, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes, Nima Nourizadeh, Masahiro Kobayashi… But as I am to submit one single entry, the task gets much easier. There is actually just one possible option for me, Vous n’avez rien encore vu by Alain Resnais, and the reasons for this are explained in my article for MUBI.

Martin Pawley (Espagne) : Tabou (Miguel Gomes, Portugal)

Only one ? Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a film to think about past, present and future of cinema, but also a film to laugh and cry, with a superb cinematography by Rui Poças (a genius who has done an amazing work this year in other films I will include in my personal top10 : Manha De Santo Antonio, o que arde cura and A Última vez que vi Macao, directed by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata).

Gonzalo de Pedro (Espagne) : Dress Rehearsal For Utopia (Andres Duque, Espagne)

Mark Peranson (Canada) : Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, USA)

Davide Oberto (Italie) : Florentina Hubaldo (Lav Diaz, Philippines)

Kong Rithdee (Thaïlande) : Tabou (Miguel Gomes, Portugal)

Tabu for me, pure and simple.

Un-Seong Yoo (Corée du Sud) : Florentina Hubaldo (Lav Diaz, Philippines)

I’m still hesitating between Lav Diaz’s Florentina Hubaldo and Miguel Gomes’s Tabu. But if I’m obligated to select one, I’ll do – Lav’s one.

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vendredi 21 décembre 2012

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