Monday, April 12, 2010

29th International Istanbul Film Festival


I'm seeing a lot of films these days, thanks to the Istanbul Film Festival. I'll just list here the films I like. Will update this post as I see more. In an arbitrary order of preference:


Sublime:
Around a Small Mountain - Jacques Rivette


Great Films:
Five Fingers - Joseph Mankiewicz
Homage by Assassination - Elia Suleiman
Nymph - Pen-Ek Ratanaruang


Good Films:
Chronicle of a Disappearance - Elia Suleiman
Divine Intervention - Elia Suleiman
The Time That Remains - Elia Suleiman
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Werner Herzog
Mother - Bong Joon-ho
White Material - Claire Denis
Istanbul shorts - Maurice Pialat


I'm not sure what I feel about:
Face - Tsai Ming-Liang
Karaoke - Chris Chong Chan Fui


2 comments:

edo choi said...

Yoel, I hope you like WHITE MATERIAL. I think the film, as well as its filmmaker, is truly extraordinary.

Yoel Meranda said...

i'm looking forward to it. i like '35 rhums' and would really like to see more from her...

do you know ratanaruang?