2012 Top 5: Documentary, Animation & Film Restoration

December 29, 2012 | By Film Department
Le grand amour directed by Pierre Etaix

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 Lanzmann
2. Pina 3-D directed by Wim Wenders
3. Crazy Horse directed by Frederick Wiseman
4. Cave of Forgotten Dreams directed by Werner Herzog
5. Step up to the Plate directed by Paul Lacoste


Top 5 Restored Films

1. Le grand amour directed by Pierre Etaix
2. Children of Paradise directed by Marcel Carné
3. La grande illusion directed by Jean Renoir
4. Port of Shadows directed by Marcel Carné
5. Max et les ferrailleurs directed by Claude Sautet


Top 5 Animated Films  

1. The Rabbi's Cat directed by Joann Sfar
2. A Cat in Paris directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
3. The Painting directed by Jean-François Laguionie
4. Tales of the Night directed by Michel Ocelot
5. The Lorax (produced at the French studio Illumination Mac Guff)

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