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Jan 27, 2013

Top Ten Movies of 2012

Top Ten List (Title, Director, Country of Origin):

1.    "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey
2.   "The Loneliest Planet," Julia Loktev, U.S.
3.   "No," Pablo Larrain, Chile
4.   "This is Not a Film," Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi, Iran
5.   "Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry," Alison Klayman, U.S.
6.   "Words of Witness," Mai Iskander, U.S.
7.   "Corpo Celeste," Alice Rohrwacher, Italy
8.   "Where Do We Go Now?", Nadine Labaki, Lebanon
9.   "Special Flight," Fernand Melgar, Switzerland
10. "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Lorene Scafaria, U.S.

Check "Film Reviews" and "Feature Articles" on this blog for links to my print reviews of these films, and for my interviews with several of the directors.

In the video below, my friend Melissa Hanson and I have some fun discussing our Top Ten picks for 2012.