Monday, January 6, 2014

Films of the year 2013

 Top Ten 2013:


To The Wonder, (Terrence Malick, USA: 2012)
Again it was a film by Terrence Malick which occupied my mind for a long period in this year. I can´t help thinking that all his four masterpieces he made from up to The Thin Red Line is far beyond his early films which established his legendary reputation.


Dutta Vs Dutta (Anjan Dutt, India: 2013)
One of the surprises in this year by this great Bengali actor, musician, songwriter and film director. An obvious autobiographical inspired film which sometimes very funny and sometimes heartbreaking.


 Goynar Baksho (The Jewelry Box, Aparna Sen, India: 2013)
as well a great film by one of my favorite filmmaker alive.


Shirley-Visions Of Reality(Gustav Deutsch, Austria: 2013)
13 scenes each inspired by a painting by Edward Hopper


I Used To Be Darker (Matt Porterfield, USA: 2013)


Le Météore (The Meteor, François Delisle, Canada: 2013)

7.Mud (Jeff Nichols, USA: 2012)

8.Coffee in Winter (Manjeet S. Gill, England: 2013)

9.Die Wiedergänger (The Revenants, Andreas Bolm, Germany: 2013)
    10 .Here I allow myself to put three excellent and very unique short films:
    -Redfern (Trang Nguyen, Germany/Australia: 2012
    -Finovo (Claudio Winter, Germany: 2013)
    -Most 72 (Bridge 72, The Markerists: Tobias Elijah Morgan, Anna Wittek and Un Sok Kim, Poland: 2013

Special Mentions:
-Yi Dei Zong Shi (The Grandmaster, China: 2013)
-Ganesh Talkies (Anjan Dutt, India: 2013
-Gravity (Alfons Cuaron, USA: 2013
-Quellen des Lebens (Sources of Life, Oskar Roehler, Germany: 2013)
-Meghe Dhaka Tara (A Cloud-Capped Star, Kamaleswar Mukherjee, India: 2013)
not to be confused with Ritwik Ghataks masterpiece from 1960 but Mukherjees film is a fictional bio pic inspired by life and work of Ghatak.

Last but not least I should mention some directors I discovered or re-discovered this year: Jerry Lewis, Anjan Dutt and Robert Mulligan.

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