The Author’s Best 10 Movies of 2012

          (Click on the colored title to read the author's review of the film)

  1.   Post Tenebras Lux (After Darkness, Light). dir: Carlos Reygadas (Mexico/France/Germany/The Netherlands). Best director at Cannes Festival.
  2.    Pieta. dir: Kim Ki Duk (South Korea).Best film at Venice Festival.
  3.   Beyond the Hills. dir: Cristian Mingiu (Romania/France/Belgium)  Best actresses and screenplay at Cannes Festival; Best film at Chicago Festival.
  4.   La demora (The Delay). dir: Rodrigo Pla (Uruguay/Mexico/France) Ecumenical  Jury prize at Berlin Festival, Best Director at Pune International Film Festival, Celebrate Age Award at Mumbai International Film Festival 
  5.  Cesare deve morire (Ceasar Must Die). dir: Paolo and Vittorio Tavianni (Italy) Best Film at Berlin Festival.
  6.   Life of Pi. dir: Ang Lee (USA) Best Director, Best Music, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects Awards at the Oscars, Best Cinematography and Best Special Visual Effects Awards at BAFTA, Best Original Score at Golden Globes.
  7.  Angels' Share, The. dir: Ken Loach (UK/France/ Belgium/Italy) Jury prize at Cannes Festival, Audience Award at San Sebastian Film Festival      
  8. This Must Be the Place. dir: Paolo Sorrentino (Italy/France/Ireland) Ecumenical  Jury prize at Cannes Festival.
  9.  La Noche de Efrente (Night across the Street/Into the Night).  dir: Raul Ruiz (Chile/France)
  10.  Amour (Love). dir:  Michael Haneke (Austria/France/Germany). Best Film at Cannes  Festival, Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes, Best Actress and Best Foreign Film at BAFTA, five of the top Cesar (French) awards, four of the top European Film academy awards

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