Monday, November 16, 2009

"I FORGOT THE TITLE" IS MY MOST FAVORITE

FILMS SEEN IN THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK 2009

IN ROUGLY PREFERENTIAL ORDER

(EXCLUDING SOME FILMS I HAD SEEN BEFORE THE FESTIVAL, SUCH AS MAN AND GRAVITY: PLATEAU AND THE DEVIL'S STREAMS)

1.I FORGOT THE TITLE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, Italy, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/68/I-Forgot-the-Title.html

2.JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000 (1976, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/25/Jonah-Who-Will-Be-25-in-the-Year-2000.html

3.LETTER TO A CHILD (2008, Vlado Skafar, Slovenia, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/62/Letter-To-A-Child.html

4.GREEN ROCKING CHAIR (2008, Roxlee, Philippines, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/5/Green-Rocking-Chair.html

5.A LAKE (2008, Philippe Grandrieux, France, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/31/Lake,-A.html

6.THE WET SEASON (2008, Brigid McCaffrey & Ben Russell, Suriname, 47 min, A+)

7. BLOCK B (2008, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia, 20 min, A+)

8.THEY ALL LIE (2009, Matias Pineiro, Argentina, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/44/They-All-Lie.html

9.FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT (2009, Sherman Ong, Singapore, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/10/Flooding-in-The-Time-of-Drought.html

10.GULABI TALKIES (2008, Girish Kasaravalli, India, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/12/Gulabi-Talkies.html

11.A VIRUS IN THE CITY (2008, Cedric Venail, France, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/61/Virus-in-the-City,-A.html

12.SHANGHAI, WAITING FOR PARADISE (2007, Sylvie Levey, China, documentary, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/108/Shanghai,-Waiting-for-Paradise.html

13.THE RAT HERB (2009, Julio Bressane, Brazil, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/41/Rat-Herb,-The.html

14.BAD BOYS CELL 425 (2009, Janusz Mrozowski, Poland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/51/Bad-Boys-Cell-425.html

15.TO DIE LIKE A MAN (2009, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/21/To-Die-Like-a-Man.html

16.A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE (2009, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/48/Letter-to-Uncle-Boonmee,-A.html

17.UPRISE (2008, Sandro Aguilar, Portugal, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/30/Uprise.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZboYx7R9o

18.THE LAST BUS (2008, Maria Hengge, Germany/Austria, 11 min, A+)

19.RECONSIDERING "THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA" BY LEWIS BALTZ, 1974 (2009, Mario Pfeiffer, USA, A+)

20.COLORS OF OUR HEARTS (2009, Supamok Silarak, Thailand, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/3/Colors-of-our-Hearts.html

21.SEX TOY STORIES (2009, Anne Deluz + Beatrice Guelpa, France, documentary, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/58/Sex-Toys-Stories.html

22.SPEECH MEMORY (2007, Caroline Key, USA, 23 min, A+)

23.LIGHT YEARS AWAY (1981, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, 110 min, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/28/Light-Years-Away.html

24.THE LAST APPLAUSE (2009, German Kral, Argentina, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/66/Last-Applause,-The.html

25.THE TALE OF THE DEVIL'S HILL AND ENDLESS SEARCH FOR FREEDOM (2009, Keren Cytter, Germany, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/69/Tale-of-the-Devils-Hill-and-Endless-Search-for-Freedom,-The.html

26.FOUR SEASONS (2009, Keren Cytter, Germany, 12 min, A+)

27.IAHGNAHS ONHCET (2009, Speedism, China, animation, A+)
http://arthubasia.org/archives/speedism-in-shanghai/
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/109/Shanghype-condensed!.html

28.HAWKER (2008, Dustin Feneley, Australia, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/97/Hawker.html

29.MILK (2008, Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/16/Milk.html

30.IN THE WHITE CITY (1983, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/29/In-The-White-City.html

31.GIVER TAKER HEARTBREAKER (2009, Christopher Arcella, USA, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/33/Giver-Taker-Heartbreaker.html

32.MESSIDOR (1979, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/27/Messidor.html

33.THIS LONGING (2008, Azharr Rudin, Malaysia, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/8/This-Longing.html

34.ALL MOUNTAINS LOOK ALIKE (2008, Christelle Lheureux + Sebastien Betbeder, France, 12 min, A+)

35.IN COMPARISON (2009, Harun Farocki, Germany, documentary, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/110/In-Comparison.html

36.SHOULD I REALLY DO IT? (2008, Ismail Necmi, Turkey, documentary, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/17/Should-I-Really-Do-It-.html

37.CHARLES, DEAD OR ALIVE (1969, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/24/Charles,-Dead-or-Alive.html

38.TIME WITHIN TIME (2009, Menno Otten, Netherlands, 20 min, A+)

39.NOW SHOWING (2009, Nitipong Thinthupthai, A+)

40.KARAOKE (2009, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/6/Karaoke.html

41.FACE (2009, Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/4/Face.html

42.THE KOREAN WEDDING CHEST (2009, Ulrike Ottinger, South Korea, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/59/Korean-Wedding-Chest,-The.html

43.STEEL HOMES (2008, Eva Weber, Scotland, documentary, 10 min, A+)

44.BILLO IL GRAND DAKHAAR (2008, Laura Muscardin, Senegal, Italy, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/20/Billo,-Il-Grand-Dakhaar.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltt8FRN-5w0

45.HOME (2009, Ursula Meier, Switzerland, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/32/Home.html

46.MY WHITE BABY (2008, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA, 22 min, A+)

47.DESTINATION FINALE (2008, Philip Widmann, Germany/South Vietnam, A+)

48.SOUNDSCAPE: THE ABSENT INSLAND (2009, Nok Paksnavin, A+)

49.A MISCHIEVOUS SMILE LIGHTS UP HER FACE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, France, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/47/Mischievous-Smile-Lights-Up-Her-Face,-A.html

50.UNTIL THE MORNING COMES (2009, Lucky Kuswandi + Moonaya, Indonesia, 44 min, A+)

51.THE CROSS-BORDER 2 (2008, Zaw Tun, Australia, documentary, 27 min, A+)

52.BLACKBERRY WINTER (2006, Brent Stewart, USA, A+)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/67/Blackberry-Winter.html

53.HOLLYWOOD (2008, Stephanie Owens, USA, 12 min, A+)

54.A SILENT STORY (2005, Olivo Barbieri, China, 13 min, A+)

55.GREAT ERA (2007, Zhang Ding, China, 14 min, A+)

56.MY LOVE MY LOVE (2008, Igal Peeri, Israel, 15 min, A+)

57.YET UNTITLED (PIECES OF NATURE) (2008, Mario Pfeiffer, Germany, 12 min, A+)

58.UNTITLED (TWO GUYS) (2008, Mario Pfeiffer, Germany, 8 min, A+)

59.LOST NATION (2009, Zart Tancharoen, Thailand, A+/A)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/7/Lost-Nation.html

60.AUTOSUGGESTION (2008, Vasilis Siafakas, Greece, 12 min, A+/A)

61.SPIRITS (2009, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, A+/A)

62.THE GREAT DICTATOR (2009, Noraset Vaisayakul, A+/A)

63.LOOP LOOP (2008, Patrick Bergeron, 5 min, A+/A)

64.PARALLEL: THE DAY, THE DAWN, THE DUSK, THE DARK (2008, Sudsiri Pui-ock, A+/A)

65.LUMPHINI 2552 (2009, Tomonari Nishikawa, A+/A)

66.MY MOTHER AND HER PORTRAIT (2009, Chaisiri Jiwarangsan, A+/A)

67.FATHER OF MY CHILDREN (2009, Mia Hansen-Love, France, A)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/34/Father-of-My-Children.html

68.HOME (2009, Filippi Francesco, Italy, 15 min, A)

69.WHITE DAYS (2009, Lei Yuan Bin, Singapore, A)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/13/White-Days.html

70.EIGHT WOMEN (2009, Laura Bouza, USA, documentary, 29 min, A)

71.ESCAPE TO NOTHINGNESS (2008, Richard Legaspi, Philippines/South Korea, 10 min, A/A-)

72.KISSING FACES (2009, Wesley Leon Aroozoo, Singapore, 11 min, A/A-)

73.TAI AN LU (2008, Mathieu Borysevicz, China, 13 min, A/A-)

74.MA BAR (2008, Finlay Pretsell, Scotland, documentary, 12 min, A/A-)

75.NOMAD'S LAND (2008, Gael Metroz, Switzerland, documentary, A/A-)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/52/Nomads-Land.html

76.ABSURDISTAN (2008, Veit Helmer, Germany, A/A-)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/35/Absurdistan.html

77.FLASHED (2009, Julian Krubasik, Scotland, 4 min, A/A-)

78.DIAMONDS (2009, Mikael Enlund, Thailand, documentary, A-)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/72/Diamonds.html

79.ZIFT (2008, Javor Gardev, Bulgaria, A-)
http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/films/19/Zift.html

80.KITCHEN SINK (2008, Seymour Barros Sanchez + Ginalyn Dulla, Philippines, 17 min, A-)

81.CLICK IN FEAR (2009, Saikyaw Khaing, Myanmar, documentary, 12 min, A-)

82.THE DANAIDES' BARREL (2008, David Guiraud, France, 13 min, A-)

83.NEKRO (2008, CJ Andluz, Philippines, 19 min, A-/B+)

SUMMARY:
A+ 58
A+/A 8
A 4
A/A- 7
A- 5
A-/B+ 1


Other people's comments on the festival:

WISE KWAI:
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/11/wffbkk-09-capsule-reviews-part-1.html
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/11/wffbkk-09-capsule-reviews-part-2.html
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/11/wffbkk-09-capsule-reviews-part-3.html
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2009/11/wffbkk-09-capsule-reviews-part-4.html


FILMSICK:
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20091115/my-summary-wffbkk-09-one-of-the-best-film-fest-i-ve-ever-att
http://filmsick.exteen.com/20091108/wffbkk-diary


SONTHAYA SUBYEN:
http://twilightvirus.blogspot.com/2009/11/alain-tanner-retrospective-7.html


POL PAYAB:
MILK
http://www.matichon.co.th/matichon/view_news.php?newsid=01ent01011152&sectionid=0105&day=2009-11-01

HOME (URSULA MEIER)
http://www.matichon.co.th/matichon/view_news.php?newsid=01ent03251052&sectionid=0105&day=2009-10-25

ABSURDISTAN
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=aloneagain&month=10-2009&date=31&group=1&gblog=110