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Cannes 2012. Top Picks

A rough ordering of my most (and least) favorite films in Cannes 2012.
Daniel Kasman

FAVORITES

01

Student (Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan)
Runaway Train (Andrey Konchalovsky, USA, 1986)
For Love's Sake (Takashi Miike, Japan)

02

Paradise: Love (Ulrich Seidl, Austria)
La Noche de enfrente (Raúl Ruiz, Chile)
In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (Alain Resnais, France)
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, Canada)
Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap, India)
11/25 The Day Mishima Chose His Fate (Kôji Wakamatsu, Japan)

03

Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami, Japan)
Sueño y silencio (Jaime Roslaes, Spain)
Holy Motors (Leos Carax, France)

04

Mekong Hotel (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
After the Battle (Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt)

THE REST

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, USA)
Amour (Michael Haneke, Austria)
White Elephant (Pablo Trapero, Argentina)
Dario Argento Dracula (Dario Argento, Italy)
Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, USA)
Journal de France (Claudine Nougaret / Raymond Depardon, France)
À perdre la raison (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium)
In the Fog (Sergei Loznitsa, Belarus/Russia/Latvia/Germany/Netherlands)

LEAST FAVORITE

Reality (Matteo Garrone, Italy)
Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
Lawless (John Hillcoat, USA)
Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico)

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