Cahiers du Cinema rolls out their picks for the best of 2010 in France:

  1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  2. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Werner Herzog
  3. Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard
  4. Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson
  6. A Serious Man, Joel & Ethan Coen
  7. To Die Like a Man, João Pedro Rodrigues
  8. The Social Network, David Fincher
  9. Chouga (aka Ainour), Darezhan Omirbayev
  10. Mother, Bong Joon-ho

According to Cédric Succivalli from whose Twitter feed (@OnTheCroisette) I compiled this list, Uncle Boonmee appeared on every one of the ballots and was listed at #1 on more than half of them.

5 Responses to “Cahiers picks the ten best of 2010”

  1. Not that it’s surprising, but that’s a peculiar list, to say the least. And I feel proud for having seen half of them. Usually, these are the lists where I’m ashamed to have barely heard of the films included. This time, not so shamed.

  2. Still must see the Weerasethakul, Godard and Pedro Rodrigues, but in any event I like the general eclectic tone of this list. The Weerasethakul’s placing does not surprise me following Cannes; fascinating tidbit offered by Craig, though!

  3. I blew my chance to see both the Godard and the Weerasethakul at AFI Fest. I heard that the Godard came without subtitles though so I don’t feel so bad.

    Boonmee has a distributor, but hopefully it won’t only play in New York. I don’t think Syndromes and a Century made it out of the festival circuit.

    I’m not familiar with the Omirbayev or the Rodrigues.

  4. I am a bit baffled at the placement of Uncle Boonmee at #1. I saw the film at San Diego Asian Film Festival, and was incredibly disappointed. I felt that it begins with promise, but deteriorates into an ultimately incomprehensible experience.

  5. Just curious Adam whether you’ve seen any other film’s by the director and if you have what you thought of them.

    My experience is that they’re not for all tastes, but great if you’re into that kind of thing.

    I missed my one chance to see Boonmee at AFI Fest so I’m hoping it comes back to LA this year.

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