DESISTFILM ROUND – UP: BEST FILMS OF 2012

Our 2012 (only) best films. We asked our staff, editorial committee, colaborative writers and filmmakers for a list of their best 2012 films, and this is the result.

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DESISTFILM 2012 FILM ROUND – UP: THE LISTS

Just a taste of what we’ve seen and what we loved this 2012. We’ll be adding more lists (filmmakers, staff, etc.) as they arrive!

Directive members of APRECI: We’re still waiting for an answer

After some weeks asking for adherences, the below signatories (over 150) support the request for transparency that we, three Peruvian film critics (who were rejected without clear reasons after applying to the Peruvian Association of Film Critics (APRECI), a local entity of FIPRESCI in Perú) have made.

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 30: THE AWARDS

All the awards of the 30th Turin Film Festival.

COBERTURA TORINO 30: AGE IS… DE STEPHEN DWOSKIN (SPA)

Con los cánones narrativos de la tragedia clásica investigando la vida humana desde su mythos, Dwoskin pinta un óleo sombrío acerca de la existencia complicada del ser humano, su parábola para conquistar la locura y la muerte. En el fresco, el único elemento trágico que permanece fuera de escena es el asesinato y la sangre, para así prevenir el ojo del dolor.

COBERTURA TORINO 30: SHELL, POR SCOTT GRAHAM (SPA)

Graham sigue los pasos de su compatriota Lynne Ramsay. Construye un drama lento con la menor cantidad de actores posible. El diálogo es mínimo, y siempre existe una distancia entre los personajes. Ninguno de ellos se siente cerca al otro, y cuando esto ocurre es siempre en el peor de los casos. En vez de palabras, Graham prefiere un punto de vista más realista, enfocándose en los sonidos de la naturaleza, el de las montañas.

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 30 COVERAGE: I.D. (KAMAL K.M.) (ENG)

For the majority of the western audience, a film from India is usually related with Bollywood themes, musicals, romantic comedies and silly action films. Fortunately there still exist a different way of filmmaking that will appeal to more eclectic tastes. I.D. is the debut film by the Indian director Kamal K.M. and participated in the official competition of the 30th Torino Film Festival.

CORRISPONDENZA TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 30: MOTHER DI VORAKORN RUETAIVANICHKUL (ITA)

Seppur danneggiato dalla compresenza non propriamente armonica di stili e registri linguistici diversi, Mother è un’opera notevole che parte dal principio coraggioso del rendere universale il particolare, riuscendoci.