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2012 Top 5: Documentary, Animation & Film Restoration

The Film, TV and New Media Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has come up with several top 5's for French productions and/or co-productions released in the U.S. in 2012:


Top 5 Documentaries  

1. Shoah by Claude Lanzmann2. Pina 3-D directed by Wim Wenders3. Crazy Horse directed by Frederick Wiseman4. Cave of Forgotten Dreams directed by Werner Herzog5. Step up to the Plate directed by Paul Lacoste


Top 5 Restored Films

1. Le grand amour directed by Pierre Etaix2. Children of Paradise directed by Marcel Carné3. La grande illusion directed by Jean Renoir4. Port of Shadows directed by Marcel Carné5. Max et les ferrailleurs directed by Claude Sautet


Top 5 Animated Films  

1. The Rabbi's Cat directed by Joann Sfar2. A Cat in Paris directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol3. The Painting directed by Jean-François Laguionie4. Tales of the Night directed by Michel Ocelot5. The Lorax (produced at the French studio Illumination Mac Guff)

 

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