Wednesday, 30 November 2016

CAHIERS DU CINEMA CROWNS TONI ERDMANN THE BEST FILM OF 2016


The leak was correct! Cahiers du Cinema, that most prestigious of centres of film criticism, has unveiled its choices for its ever-anticipated year-end poll, and they're precisely as yesterday's leaked list suggested. It looks like failing to win over George Miller's Cannes jury might have been the best thing to happen to Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, as it can add first place on this poll to its already-hefty roster of accolades, including a FIPRESCI Grand Prix. Indeed, the entire top seven here is comprised of Cannes competition entries, not one of which claimed a jury award at the festival in May. Check it all out below, and, if you haven't seen any (or even some) of the films in this top ten, make sure to check them out too!

1. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
2. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
3. The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn)
4. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
5. Slack Bay (Bruno Dumont)
6. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
7. Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)
8. La Loi de la Jungle (Antonin Peretjatko)
9. Carol (Todd Haynes)
10. The Woods Dreams Are Made Of (Claire Simon)