Favorite Films of 2013

December 18, 2013 | By Florence Almozini

Program Officer for Cinema at the French Embassy, Florence Almozini has put together an extensive list of favorite films and documentaries from 2013. Almozini's top picks include (but are not limited to) French titles. If you have a little free time over the holidays for some good cinema or a thought provoking documentary, this is a list worth consulting! 


Films

1. Blue Is The Warmest Color By Abdellatif Kechiche

2. A Touch Of Sin By Jia Zhang-Ke

3. Like Somebody In Love By Abbas Kiarostami

4. Frances Ha By Noah Baumbach

5. Bastards By Claire Denis

6. Museum Hours By Jem Cohen

7. Spring Breakers By Harmony Korine

8. Mauvais Sang By Leos Carax

9. Only God Forgives By Nicolas Winding Refn

10. Somebody Up There Likes Me By Bob Byington


Documentaries

1. Leviathan By Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel

2. Le Joli Mai By Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme

3. The Missing Picture By Rithy Panh

4. The Last Of The Unjust By Claude Lanzmann

5. Cousin Jules By Dominique Benicheti

6. The Gatekeepers By Dror Moreh

7. The Crash Reel By Lucy Walker

8. The Art Of Killing By Joshua Oppenheimer

9. Room 237 By Rodney Ascher

10. God Loves Uganda By Roger Ross Williams


Films - Not Yet Released

1. Stranger By The Lake By Alain Guiraudie

2. Like Father Like Son By Hirokazu Kore-Eda

3. Norte, The End Of History By Lav Diaz

4. Stray Dogs By Tsai Ming-Liang

5. La Jalousie By Philippe Garrel

6. The Immigrant By James Gray

7. Jimmy P By Arnaud Desplechin

8. Abus De Faiblesse By Catherine Breillat

9. Nobody’s Daughter Haewon By Hong Sang-Soo

10. La Ultima Pelicula By Raya Martin & Mark Peranson


+Bonus

Les Revenants (The Returned
Perfect for the big screen, or the small screen. (Also, best soundtrack of the year!)


Florence Almozini, has worked in the world of cinema for many years. First as a founding member and film programmer at Ocularis, then in 1999 at BAM where she became Artistic Director and founding curator of BAMcinématek.  In 2009, after a successful three-year partnership with the Sundance Institute to present films from the celebrated festival in Brooklyn under the “Sundance Institute @BAM” banner, Almozini spearheaded another major initiative at BAM with the launch of the venue’s first ever film festival, BAMcinemaFest, for which she served as Festival Director and head programmer.  Almozini is currently Program Officer for Cinema at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. 


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