The most devastating film I watched last year was Kirill Serebrennikov’s Yuri’s Day (Russia, 2008). To my knowledge it is not available on DVD, or via usual other means, so I’m extremely grateful to the kind people who screened this right before I left Bangalore for Denver.
Here are the other films, listed alphabetically by director, I watched last year that affected me equally, or almost as much, or somewhat:
Vadim Abdrashitov. Parade of the Planets. USSR, 1984.
Michelangelo Antonioni. Blow-Up. UK, 1966.
Have you ever thought you’d seen a movie you hadn’t actually? For years I’ve gone around thinking I’d seen Blow-Up and then a few months ago I realized I was completely mistaken. Rectified.
Gabriel Axel. Babette’s Feast. Denmark, 1987.
Mainly for the crazy food.
Luis Buñuel. Viridiana. Spain/Mexico, 1961.
My new favorite Buñuel.
Peter Brooks. Marat/Sade. UK, 1967. Read More