Limitless Cinema in Broken English

March 30, 2009

FAVORITE DOCUMENTARIES OF THIS DECADE

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:19 pm

This is my comment in Kevin Lee’s blog:
http://alsolikelife.com/shooting/

These are my favorite documentaries of this decade. I just think they are wonderful. 🙂

1.MODERN LIFE (2008, Raymond Depardon, France)

2.THE HALFMOON FILES (2007, Phillip Scheffner, Germany)

3.1/3 OF THE EYES (2004, Olivier Zabat, France)

4.FINAL SOLUTION (2004, Rakesh Sharma, India)

5.A WEDDING IN RAMALLAH (2002, Sherine Salama, Palestine)

6.ALEXEI AND THE SPRING (2002, Motohashi Seiichi, Belarus)

7.SOMETHING MORE THAN NIGHT (2003, Daniel Eisenberg, USA)

8.UN ABOLITIONNISTE (2001, Joel Calmettes, France)

9.TREES (2002, Sophie Bruneau + Marc-Antoine Roudil, France)

10.DUTCH LIGHT (2003, Pieter-Rim de Kroon, Netherlands)

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1 Comment »

  1. This is my reply to Brian Darr in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/03/favorite-documentaries-of-this-decade.html

    I’m very glad you will have a chance to see this wonderful film. About Depardon’s films, I also saw CAUGHT IN THE ACTS (1994) and THE TENTH DISTRICT COURT (2004). These three films seem to use the simplest method of filmmaking—just a camera to record some real people’s talking, but these films somehow reveal so much about our societies and their problems, and especially in the case of MODERN LIFE, the souls of the interviewees, the spirits of human beings. I hope someone organize a retrospective of Raymond Depardon and Volker Koepp, another great documentarian who can capture the souls of the interviewees and the souls of the places with his camera.

    Comment by celinejulie — April 7, 2009 @ 10:01 pm


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