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Venice 2011. Top Picks

For those that must partake, an ordered list of films seen and favorites from Venice 2011.
Daniel Kasman
Louyre - This Our Still Life

Roughly assembled; order within tiers based chronologically on viewing date.


Cut (Amir Naderi, Japan)Anna (Alberto Grifi, Massimo Sarchielli, Italy)Faust (Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia)Louyre - This Our Still Life (Andrew Kotting, UK), Century of Birthing (Lav Diaz, Philippines)


Vieni, dolce morte (dell’ego) (Paolo Brunatto, Italy)A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, Canada)Whores’ Glory (Michael Glawogger, Austria), A Simple Life (Ann Hui, HK)Il potere (Augusto Tretti, Italy)Himizu (Sono Sion, Japan)Conference (Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Austria)4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara, USA)Die Herde des Herrn (Romuald Karmakar, Germany)Life without Principles (Johnnie To, HK)Late and Deep (Devin Horan, USA), Iz Tokio (Aleksej German Jr., Russia)


Il canto d’amore di Alfred Prufrock (Nico D’Alessandria, Italy)Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Poland )Black Mirror at the National Gallery (Mark Lewis, UK)Meteor (Chrisoph Giraret, Matthias Müller, Germany), Il villaggio di cartone (Ermanno Olmi, Italy), The City (Axel Rupp, Italy), Il respiro (Axel Rupp, Italy), Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan), Sonchidi (Golden Bird) (Amir Dutta, India)


Hermitage (Carmelo Bene, Italy)Un été brulant (Philippe Garrel, France/Italy)Notes sure nos voyages en Russie 1989-’90 (Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Russia), Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)I parenti tutti (Fabio Garriba, Italy), Voce del verbo morire (Mario Garriba, Italy), In punto di morte (Mario Garriba, Italy), La folie Almayer (Chantal Akerman, Belgium), River Rites (Ben Russell, USA), Girimunho (Helvecio Marins Jr., Clarissa Campolina), Killer Joe (William Friedkin, USA), Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete (work in progress) (Heinz Emogholz, Germany)

…and the rest:

Bis (Paolo Brunatto, Italy)Scossa (Francesco Maselli, Carlo Lizzani, Carmine Russo, Ugo Gregoretti, Italy), Photographic Memory (Ross McElwee, USA)Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo (Favio Scacchioli, Vincenzo Core, Italy), Movimenti di un tempo (Flatform), Piattaforma Luna (Yuri Ancarani, Italy), Snow Canon (Mati Diop, France), Palacios de pena (Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, Portugal), The Invader (Nicholas Provost, Belgium), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Tomas Alfredson, UK), Augusto Tretti: ritratto (Maurizio Zaccaro, Italy), Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, UK), The Sword Identity (Xu Haofeng, China), Start (Mattias Gustafsson), All the Lines Flow Out (Charles Lim Yi Yong), Modern No. 2 (Mirai Mizue, Japan)


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