With TV increasingly filling the territory once occupied by mid-budget drama films, Cahiers du Cinema has made their yearly top 10 not just about the big screen, but also the small, giving French series Li’l Quinquin the top spot. Also making an appearance is Ira Sachs’s Love is Strange, which critics in the US adored and has been getting some unexpected attention in the awards race so far, earning a Best Feature nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards last week. On another note, I need to see Goodbye to Language right now. Hopefully I can make the other BAPFF screening in two weeks.
Here’s Cahiers du Cinema’s top 10:
1. Bruno Dumont‘s Li’l Quinquin.
2. Jean-Luc Godard‘s Goodbye to Language.
3. Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin.
4. David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.
5. Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.
6. Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.
7. Xavier Dolan‘s Mommy.
8. Ira Sachs‘s Love Is Strange.
9. Alain Cavalier‘s Le Paradis.
10. Hong Sang-soo‘s Our Sunhi.