Wednesday, 28 December 2016

ELLE IS LA INTERNACIONAL CINEFILA'S FILM OF THE YEAR


Year-end top tens don't come much smarter than La Internacional Cinefila's. The estimable Spanish publication's choices are always fine summations of the best in cinema of their respective frames, and their 2016 selections are reliably strong. Auteurs aplenty here, though it's Paul Verhoeven who tops the lot, as Elle claims the first place position. The full top 11 below.

Best Film
1. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
2. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
3. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
4. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
5. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
6. El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo a Casa (Jose Luis Torres Leiva)
7. Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (Abbas Fahdel)
8. Hermia & Helena (Matias Pineiro)
=  The Ornithologist (Joao Pedro Rodrigues)
10. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
=   Staying Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)

Best First Film
1. La Noche (Edgardo Castro)
2. Short Stay (Ted Fendt)
3. The Human Surge (Eduardo Williams)