Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Films I saw in November 2012

Films I saw in November 2012

A. 37 films I saw in the 10th World Film Festival of Bangkok

B. Other films

1.TEEN STORIES 2002-2008 (2010, Béatrice Bakhti, documentary, 360 min, A+30)
The film has four parts. I only saw parts 2, 3, and 4, but didn't see part 1.

2.BECAUSE WE WERE BORN (2009, Jean-Pierre Duret + Andréa Santana, Brazil/France, documentary, A+30)

3.BALL OF FAT (2010, Philippe Bérenger, A+30)

4.CLASS ROOM (2012, Sutee Kunavichayanont, video installation, A+30)

5.FOREVER (2006, Heddy Honigmann, Netherlands/France, documentary, A+30)

6.VALENTIJN (2007, Hetty Nietsch, Netherlands, documentary, A+30)

7.DANCE (2012, Nipan Oranniwesna, video installation, A+30)

8.FATHER MOURET'S TRANSGRESSION (1970, Georges Franju, A+30)

9.HOUSE WITHOUT ADDRESS (2012, Abhichon Rattanabhayon, documentary, A+30)

10.EYE (OF A CYCLIST) (2012, Wit Pimkanchanapong, video installation, A+30)

11.FATHER AND DAUGHTER (2001, Michael Dudok de Wit, Netherlands, animation, A+25)

12.STUDENT OF THE YEAR (2012, Karan Johar, India, A+25)

13.CHAKRAVYUH (2012, Prakash Jha, India, A+25)

14.I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO CONFIRM THIS BEYOND WHAT I REMEMBERED FROM THIS SCENE (2012, Nipan Oranniwesna, video installation, A+25)

15.DOMINIQUE (2010, Jim Taihuttu, Netherlands, A+25)


17.ALL WE EVER WANTED (2010, Sarah Mathilde Domogala, Netherlands, documentary, A+20)

18.SERVICIO 2 (2009, Sanne Rovers + Eva van Roekel, Netherlands, documentary, A+20)

19.AMRIT IS FACE (Amrit Chusuwan, video installation, A+20)

20.WOLF CHILDREN (2012, Mamoru Hosoda, animation, Japan, A+15)

21.HANDS FREE (2009, Brigitte Sy, A+15)

22.TREMBLAY-EN-FRANCE (2010, Vincent Vizioz, A+15)

23.THE SCARLET SHEET (2011, Kudret Günes, A+15)

24.A DAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE (2010, Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe, A+15)

25.LAWLESS (2012, John Hillcoat, A+10)

26.GROWN-UPS (2007, Anna Novion, A+10)

27.WALKER (2012, Tsai Ming-liang, A+10)

28.THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012, Stephen Chbosky, A+5)

29.A WIDOW AT LAST (2007, Isabelle Mergault, A+5)

30.THE TASTE OF MONEY (2012, Im Sang-soo, South Korea, A+)

31.PETITS ARRANGEMENTS AVEC MA MÈRE (2012, Denis Malleval, A+)

32.SKYFALL (2012, Sam Mendes, A+)
I prefer SKYFALL to QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008, Marc Forster) and CASINO ROYALE (2006, Martin Campbell). I think SKYFALL is more "minimal" or "less spectacular" than I expected. That's why I like it. The fight at the Skyfall estate is quite minimal in my point of view, compared to other action films such as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- GHOST PROTOCOL (2011, Brad Bird) and THE BOURNE LEGACY (2012, Tony Gilroy).

33.WILD LILLY (2011, Sanne Rovers, Netherlands, A+)

34.HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (2012, Mark Tonderai, A+)

35.ONE MOMENT (2002, Jirí Menzel, A+)

36.LIVING THINGS (2001, Sutthirat Supaparinya, A+)

37.THE CASE OF MADAME LUNEAU (2010, Philippe Bérenger, A+)

38.YVETTE (2010, Olivier Schatzky, A+)

39.MY UNCLE SOSTHÈNE (2010, Gérard Jourd'hui, A+)

40.ABSENCE OF SATAN (1985, George Barber, A+)

41.PERFECT LEADER (1983, Max Almy, A+)

42.THE OLD GEEZER (2010, Jacques Santamaria, A+)

43.RUN (2012, Nipan Oranniwesna, video installation, A+)

44.WANTANEE (1999, Wantanee Siripattananuntakul, animation, A+)

45.ANTS (2012, Nipan Oranniwesna, video installation, A+)

46.MICKY BRINGS FLOWERS BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN (2012, Nipan Oranniwesna, video installation, A+)

47.LUCKY TROUBLE (2011, Levan Gabriadze, Russia, A+)

48.HARMONIOUS (2012, Weerapich Yusorn, A+)

49.THE TERRACOTTA VASE (2012, Theeraphat Ngathong, A+)

50.MY WAY (2012, Ann Hui, A+)

51.THE MARK OF CHAMPIONS (2012, Stéphane Kazandjian, A+)

52.JAB TAK HAI JAAN (2012, Yash Chopra, A+/A)

53.BREST FORTRESS (2010, Alexander Kott, Russia, A+/A)

54.BUKOWSKI (2010, Daan Bakker, Netherlands, A+/A)

55.HAUNTING ME 4 (HOR TAEW TAK 4) (2012, Poj Arnon, A+/A)

56.MY BOYFRIEND-ANGEL (2012, Vera Storozheva, Russia, A)

57.CHANCE MEETING (2010, Shane de la Brosse, A)

58.100 FLOWERS HIDDEN DEEP (2002, Chen Kaige, A-)

59.GROOVE YOUR LIFE (2011, Vincent Burgevin + Franck Lebon, A-)

60.MOTHERS (2012, Tikhon Kornev, Ashot Keshchan, Karen Oganesyan, Eldar Salavatov, Sarik Andreasyan, Dmitry Dyuzhev, Evgeniy Abyzov, Alan Badoev, Russia, A-)

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