Saturday, 31 December 2016

DESISTFILM CHOOSES SIERANEVADA AS THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR


Another poll of 2016's best films, but this time, not another usual suspect topping the list. DesistFilm does the smart thing and goes against the grain, picking Cristi Puiu's Sieranevada as the best film its contributors saw this year. All in all, a very commendable slate from DesistFilm, which you can see in full right here, alongside their favourite experimental short films:

Best Film
1. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
2. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
3. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
4. The Ornithologist (Joao Pedro Rodrigues)
5. All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen)
6. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
7. Viejo Calavera (Kiro Russo)
8. El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo a Casa (Jose Luis Torres Leiva)
9. La Noche (Edgardo Castro)
10. The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)

Best Experimental Short Film
1. Answer Print (Monica Saviron)
2. Montanas Ardientes Que Vomitan Fuego (Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Giron)
3. Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo)
4. Blanche (Marc Hurtado)
5. An Aviation Field (Joana Pimenta)