Last Updated - September 15, 2013.
Here's my full list of the best movies of 2012.
It looks like it was filmed in early Spring. Many beautiful shots, creates a great atmosphere. Stories similar to this have obviously been told many times but this one sticks out for me.
People Out There
The obvious reason I like this film is because it takes place in my home country so it brought back a lot of memories. It's definitely realistic. Nicely filmed, especially the beach scene.
Post Tenebras Lux
So far I haven't seen any films by Carlos Reygadas that I don't like. Always fantastic cinematography with all kinds of experimental elements so for that alone they are worth watching.
Clearly this is not an original film plot wise, it's also a lot like Ken Loach's Kes. However, I still find it cute because of the actors and the way it was filmed. Kes is quite grim, this is more family oriented.
In Another Country
Surpringly I enjoyed the latest film of Hong Sang-Soo. I'm saying this because one of my least faovrite actresses is in it - Isabelle Huppert. Hopefully he will stick to his Korean actors in the future, I found them all to be way more authentic. As usual there's some funny bits in there, it's just what you would expect from this great drector.
The title and poster of the film appealed to me the first time I heard about the film some months ago. I'm glad I watched it at last, it's just as laid-back as I imagined it. I recommend watching the short film called Dennis from 2007 because it seems like this film is based on it.
Like Someone in Love
I had completely forgotten about Abbas Kiarostami's latest feature. The title didn't even ring a bell at first, probably because it's his first film that takes place in Japan. I hardly even felt the time go by, that's just how magical he is with the camera. The scene where the old man falls asleep in the car is something that will likely stick with me.
I've been waiting to see this one for a few months now. It was partly what I expected but I definitely didn't expect it to be so disturbing. Beautiful camera shots and angles, and the young and talented actors made it look very realistic.
This is the first part of a planned trilogy. I can surely say that the first one is disturbing, creative and many times just plain sad. You actually have to be talented to combine those things when so many of the scenes are set on a sunny beach surrounded by palm trees.
The director of this film is Benedek Fliegauf, the only other one of his features that I watched is Dealer about a year ago. When I saw that he released a new one I was eager to check it out and here we are now. Needless to say the cinematography is stunning. It's also nice to have a story based on real events although it's still only a film in the end.
Just the Wind