(Dec. 15, 2014 – dec. 15, 2015)

 

 

TONI D'ANGELA

 

Robert Zemeckis / The Walk (2015)

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice (2014)

David Fincher / Gone Girl (2014)

Thom Andersen / The Thoughts That Once We Had (2015)

Hsiao-Hsien Hou / The Assassin (2015)

Peter Bogdanovich / She's Funny That Way (2014)

Philippe Garrel / L'Ombre des femmes (2015)

M. Night Shyamalan / The Visit (2015)

Im Kwon-taek / Hwajang (2014)

George Miller / Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Michael Mann / Blackhat (2014)

 

Bonus

Travis Wilkerson / Machine Gun or Typewriter (2015)

Pierre Léon / Deux Rémis (2015)

 

Experimental Shorts (watched in 2015)

 

(alphabetical order)

 

James Edmonds / Movement and Stillness (2012-2014)

Kelly Gallagher / From Ally to Accomplice (2015)

Karissa Hahn / Effigy in Emulsion (2014)

Lewis Klahr / Circumstantial Pleasures (2015)

Jeanette Munoz / Puchuncaví (ongoing project)

Robert Todd / MourningRite (2015)

Laida Lertxundi / Vivir para Vivir (2015)

Tomonari Nishikawa / Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars (2014)

Fern Silva / Scales in the Spectrum of Space (2015)

Peter Tscherkassky / The Exquisite Corpus (2015)

 

Extra

Robert Wilson, Letter to a Man (2015)

Steven Soderbergh, The Knick (season II)

 

 

JEAN-MICHEL DURAFOUR

 

Les Mille et une nuits

Cemetery of Splendour

Francofonia

L’Image manquante

Mad Max: Fury Road

Le Fils de Saul

Réalité

Taxi Téhéran

L’Ombre des femmes

Birdman

 

 

PAUL GRANT

 

1. La coupe à 10 francs (1974 restored, Philippe Condroyer)

2. Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

3. Dahling Nick (Sari Dalena)

4. Miss Bulalacao (Ara Chawdhury)

5. SWAP (Remton Zuasola)

6. The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

7. Tokyo Tribe (Shion Sono)

8. Hard to be a God (Aleksey German)

9. Blackhat (Michael Mann)

10. DVD release of Peter Emanuel Goldman's Echoes of Silence (1964) and Wheel of Ashes (1968)

 

 

CARLOS LOSILLA

 

No order

 

Chantal Akerman / No Home Movie

Marco Bellocchio / Sangue del mio sangue

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Cemetery of Splendour

Philippe Garrel / L'Ombre des femmes

Arnaud Desplechin / Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse

Hou Hsiao-hsien / The Assassin

Virgil Vernier / Mercurials

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice

Joao Nicolau / John From

José Luis Guerin / La academia de las musas

 

 

ANGELA PRYSTHON

 

No Home Movie / Chantal Akerman (2015)

Jauja / Lisandro Alonso (2014)*

Cavalo Dinheiro / Pedro Costa (2014)*

Adieu au langage / Jean Luc Godard (2014)*

La Sapienza / Eugene Green (2014)

The Assassin / Hou Hsiao-Hsien (2015)

Branco Sai, Preto Fica / Adirley Queirós (2014)

Mad Max: Fury Road / George Miller (2015)

El Club / Pablo Larraín (2015)

Boi Neon / Gabriel Mascaro (2015)

 

* They were in our Top Ten 2014

 

 

WILLIAM STRAW

 

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice

Sebastian Schipper / Victoria

Stéphane Lafleur / Tu Dors Nicole

Alberto Rodriguez / La Isla Minima

Joan Sfar / La dame dans l’auto avec lunettes et un fusil

Guy Maddin / The Forbidden Room

Ana Lily Amirpour / A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Asif Kapadia / Amy

Denis Villeneuve / Sicario

Carlos Vermut / La Nina de Fuego

 

 

OLIVIER BÉLANGER

 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche / Histoire de Judas (2015)

Jessica Hausner / Amour Fou (2014)

Christian Petzold / Phoenix (2014)

Philippe Garrel / L'Ombre des femmes (2015)

Arnaud Desplechin / Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (2015)

Todd Haynes / Carol (2015)

Mia Hansen-Løve / Eden (2014)

Philippe Lesage / Les Démons (2015)

Michael Mann / Blackhat (2015)

 

 

ENRICO CAMPORESI

 

No order

 

George Miller / Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

David Robert Mitchell / It Follows (2014)

Peyton Reed / Ant-Man (2015)

Alex Ross Perry / Queen of Earth (2015)

Julie Delpy / Lolo (2015)

Jean-Marie Straub / Kommunisten (2014)

Benjamin Crotty / Fort Buchanan (2014)

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice (2014)

Billy Woodberry / And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead (2015)

 

Addendum:

Reality’s Invisible (Robert Fulton, 1971) ; Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (Jack Smith, 1970) ; Hito Steyerl’s retrospective at Artists Space ; Jennifer Reeder’s Profile at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen ; Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows in a Technicolor print from the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna)

 

 

VALERIO CARANDO

 

No order

 

David Fincher / Gone Girl (2014)

Vincent Dieutre / Orlando Ferito – Roland Blessé (2013)

Frederick Wiseman / National Gallery (2014)

Fabrizio Ferraro / Sebastian0 (2015)

Marco Bellocchio / Sangue del mio sangue (2015)

Clint Eastwood / American Sniper (2015)

Marc Recha / Un dia perfecte per volar (2015)

Nanni Moretti / Mia madre (2015)

José Luis Guerín / La academia de las musas (2015)

Naomi Kawase / Still the Water (2014)

 

Extra

Álex de la Iglesia / Mi gran noche (2015)

Wang Bing / Three Sisters (2012)

Gianni Amelio / Lamerica (1994), montaggio di 125’ (non riconosciuto dal regista)

Kazuhiro Goshima / Shadowland (2014), installazione audiovisiva in 3D

 

 

MARIANA FREIJOMIL

 

No order

 

Jem Cohen / Counting (2015)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

Hsiao-Hsien Hou / The Assassin (2015)

Jean-Gabriel Périot / Une Jeneusse Allemande (2015)

David Robert Mitchell /It follows (2014)

Christian Petzold / Phoenix (2014)

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice (2014)

Wiam Bedirxan / Ossama Mohammed, Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (2014)

Pedro Costa / Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)*

Ben Wheatley / High-Rise (2015)

 

* It was in our Top Ten 2014

 

 

FREDRIK GUSTAFSSON

 

No order

 

Todd Haynes / Carol (2015)

Steven Spielberg / Bridge of Spies (2015)

Jafar Panahi / Taxi Teheran (2015)

Ridley Scott / The Martian (2015)

Tommy Lee Jones / The Homesman (2014)

Noah Baumbach / While We're Young (2015)

Andrey Zvyagintsev / Leviathan (2014)

Abderrahmane Sissako / Timbuktu (2014)

Michael Mann / Blackhat (2015)

Mike Leigh / Mr. Turner (2014)

 

 

EIRIK FRESVOLD HANSSEN

 

  1. Hou Hsiao-hsien, Nie yin niang (2015)

  2. Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice (2014)

  3. Christian Petzold, Phoenix (2014)

  4. Tsai Ming-liang, Xi you (2014)

  5. Noah Baumbach, While We’re Young (2014)

  6. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rak ti khon kaen (2015)

  7. Guy Maddin, The Forbidden Room (2015)

  8. Patricio Guzmán, El botón de nacár (2015)

  9. Michael Mann, Blackhat (2015)

  10. Frederick Wiseman, National Gallery (2014)

 

 

MIREIA INIESTA

 

Edgar Reitz / Heimat (2015)

Hou Hsiao Hsien / The Assassin (2015)

Lisandro Alonso / Jauja (2014)*

José Luis Guerin / La Academia de las Musas (2015)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Philippe Garrel / L'Ombre des femmes (2015)

Marco Bellocchio / Sangue del mio sangue (2015)

George Miller / Mad Max: Fury Road

Arkadi y Boris Strugatsky / Qué difícil es ser un Dios (2015)

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice (2014)

 

*It was in our Top Ten 2014

 

 

BENJAMIN LÉON

  

(alphabetical order)

  

Paul Thomas Anderson / Inherent Vice (2014)

Ion De Sosa / Sueñan los Androides (2014)

Lav Diaz / From What is Before (2014)

Miguel Gomes / As 1001 Noites, 1. O Inquieto (2015)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa / Journey to the Shore (2015)

Justin Kurzel / Macbeth (2015)

Terrence Malick / Knight of Cups (2015)

Bennett Miller / Foxcatcher (2014)

László Nemes / Son of Saul (2015)

M. Night Shyamalan / The Visit (2015)

  

Experimental Short

Mary Helena Clark / The Dragon is a Frame (2014)

 

Special Screenings

Haskell Wexler: At Work / 37e Cinéma du Réel (curated by Nicole Brenez)

  

Reappear

William Friedkin / Sorcerer (1977)

Albert Lewin / The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

  

Extra (Documentary)

Joaquim Pinto, Nuno Leonel / Rabo de Peixe (2014)

  

Note

I saw the last Pedro Costa movie Cavalo Dinheiro, at the 6th International Film Festival of Murcia (Spain) this year. Of course, the film was already in LFU Top Ten 2014. But it appears as my 2015 highlight, far in front of my present list. A bitter film, usually dark with some tiny flashes occur on human faces. An historical portrait of Portugal: today even more than yesterday. An aesthetic shock. A dissensus. A monument. 

 

 

 

  

MANUEL RAMOS-MARTINEZ

 

Anthony Stern / Get All That, Ant?

Chantal Ackerman / No Home Movie

Pablo Larrain / El Club

Céline Sciamma / Bande de Filles

Pedro Costa / Cavalo Dinheiro*

Radu Jude / Aferim!

Jose Luis Guerin / La Academia de Las Musas

Laurie Anderson / Heart of A Dog

Frederick Wiseman / In Jackson Heights

Thom Andersen / The Thought That Once We Had

 

*It was in our Top Ten 2014

 

Bonus

All the films made by the Abounaddara Collective in 2015

 

 

SOPHIA SATCHELL-BAEZA

 

No order

 

Roy Andersson / A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

Anna Muyleart / Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015)

Thom Andersen / The Thoughts That Once We Had (2015)

George Miller / Mad Max: Fury Road 3D (2015)

Anthony Stern / Get All That, Ant? (2015)

Andrew Kötting / By Our Selves (2015)

Nathan Hannawin and Paul Sng / Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain (2015)

John Crowley/ Brooklyn (2015)

Alonso Ruizpalacios / Güeros (2014)

Todd Haynes / Carol (2015)

 

Shorts

Mark Leckey / Dream English Kid 1964-1999 AD (2015)

Janie Geiser / Cathode Garden (2015)

Kelly Gallagher / From Ally to Accomplice (2015)

William E. Jones / Psychic Driving (2015)

Karissa Hahn / Regal (2015)

 

Special Screenings

The Chick Strand retrospective at Tate Modern, particularly the newly restored 16mm print of Soft Fiction (1979); Shane Meadows’ This Is England ’90 (2015) and Mubi’s premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun (2015).

 

 

  

RAQUEL SCHEFER

 

(following the alphabetical order of the director’s surnames)

 

 

Pedro Costa / Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)*

Hassen Ferhani / Dans ma tête un rond-point (2015)

Ruy Guerra / Sweet Hunters (1969)

Anita Leandro / Retrato de Identificação (2014)*

Nanni Moretti / Mia Madre (2015)

Susana Nobre / Vida Activa (2013)

The Otolith Group / In the Year of the Quiet Sun (2013)

Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel / Rabo de Peixe (2015)

Adirley Queirós / Branco Sai, Preto Fica (2015)

Georg Tiller / White Coal (2015)

 

 

Shorts

Basma Alsharif / O, Persecuted (2014)

Filipa César / Mined Soil (2015)

Jean-Luc Godard / Prix suisse / Remerciements / Mort ou vif  (2015)

Kiluanji Kia Henda / Afectos de Betão - Zopo Lady (2014)

Fern Silva / Wayward Fronds (2014)

 

Videoinstallation

 

Omer Fast / Continuity (Dyptich) (2012-2015)

 

* This film was in LFU Top Ten 2014.