My #giff14

I find it hard to give a rating to a film, it would “unidimensionalize” them. There are films were I like a lot the photography but maybe the story was weak, others had a strong message but not especially worth to see in a cinema. I tried to make my own categories to give a kind idea on them. I could do a lot more categories and some films could go in various categories. For sure I found two underlying themes this year : family and Island. Maybe time to book a trip there with my family?

The masterworks

37608Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru) by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 2013

 

 

 

38656Short Term 12 by Destin Daniel Cretton, USA, 2013

 

 

 

 

The laugh (but not much more)

37713Mistaken for Strangers by Tom Berninger, USA, 2013

 

 

 

38743101 Reykjavík by Baltasar Kormákur, Danmark, Frankrike, Island, Norge, Tyskland, 2000

Tense family dramas

37833Suzanne by Katell Quillévéré, Frankrike, 2013

 

 

 

 

36451Chasing the Wind (Jag etter vind) by Rune Denstad Langlo, Norge, 2013

 

 

 

38116The Life After (La vida después) by David Pablos, Mexiko, 2013

 

 

 

38035Metalhead (Málmhaus) by Ragnar Bragason, Island, Norge, 2013

 

 

 

The deceptions

38742Stormy Weather (Stormvidri) by Sólveig Anspach, Belgien, Frankrike, Island, 2003

 

 

 

38133The Quiet Roar by Henrik Hellström, Sverige, 2014

 

 

 

 

38738Pussy versus Putin by Taisiya Krugovykh, Vasily Bogatov, Ryssland, 2013

 

 

 

 

A tradition

38928Startsladden (the best short films in competition) : But You Are a Dog, Dirtbags Hot Chicks, Läufer, Pussy Have the Power, Regn, Seat 26D, Simhall, Stormaktstiden (I had to leave so I missed it)

 

 

 

Misc

37810The Missing Picture (L’Image Manquante) by Rithy Panh, Frankrike, Kambodja, 2013

 

 

 

38253The Shooter (Skytten) by Annette K. Olesen, Danmark, 2013

 

 

 

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