Limitless Cinema in Broken English

January 2, 2010

FAVORITE THINGS IN NOVEMBER 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 8:47 am

FAVORITE THINGS IN NOVEMBER 2009

A.FAVORITE FILMS

1.I FORGOT THE TITLE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, Italy, A+)

2.JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000 (1976, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)

3.GREEN ROCKING CHAIR (2008, Roxlee, Philippines, A+)

4.A FAREWELL TO HEMINGWAY (2008, Svetoslav Ovtcharov, Bulgaria, A+)

5.A LAKE (2008, Philippe Grandrieux, France, A+)

6.THE WET SEASON (2008, Brigid McCaffrey & Ben Russell, Suriname, 47 min, A+)

7.THE COLLECTRESS (2008, Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania, A+)

8.THEY ALL LIE (2009, Matias Pineiro, Argentina, A+)

9.METROPOLIS (1926, Fritz Lang, A+)

10.FLOODING IN THE TIME OF DROUGHT (2009, Sherman Ong, Singapore, A+)

11.GULABI TALKIES (2008, Girish Kasaravalli, India, A+)

12.PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007, Oren Peli, A+)

13.THE RAT HERB (2009, Julio Bressane, Brazil, A+)

14.TO DIE LIKE A MAN (2009, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal, A+)

15.UPRISE (2008, Sandro Aguilar, Portugal, A+)

16.MESSIDOR (1979, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)

17.THE TALE OF THE DEVIL’S HILL AND ENDLESS SEARCH FOR FREEDOM (2009, Keren Cytter, Germany, A+)

18.LIGHT YEARS AWAY (1981, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, 110 min, A+)

19.MILK (2008, Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey, A+)
http://hovelvideos.exteen.com/20091227/interview-with-semih-kaplannoglu-a-turkish-movie-director

20.THE BOX (2009, Richard Kelly, A+)

21.IN THE WHITE CITY (1983, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)

22.SILENT WEDDING (2008, Horatiu Malaele, Romania, A+)

23.VINYAN (2008, Fabrice Du Welz, France, A+)

24.CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ (ENDLESS) (2007, Cristian Nemescu, Romania, A+)

25.THE WATCHMAKER OF SAINT-PAUL (1973, Bertrand Tavernier, France, A+)

26.KURBAAN (2009, Renzil D’Silva, India, A+)

27.IRINA PALM (2007, Sam Garbarski, Luxembourg, A+)

28.THIS LONGING (2008, Azharr Rudin, Malaysia, A+)

29.GIVER TAKER HEARTBREAKER (2009, Christopher Arcella, USA, A+)

30.CHARLES, DEAD OR ALIVE (1969, Alain Tanner, Switzerland, A+)

31.CROSSED TRACKS (2007, Claude Lelouch, France, A+)

32.KARAOKE (2009, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia, A+)

33.FACE (2009, Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, A+)

34.BILLO IL GRAND DAKHAAR (2008, Laura Muscardin, Senegal, Italy, A+)

35.HOME (2009, Ursula Meier, Switzerland, A+)

36.A MISCHIEVOUS SMILE LIGHTS UP HER FACE (2009, Christelle Lheureux, France, A+)

37.UNTIL THE MORNING COMES (2009, Lucky Kuswandi + Moonaya, Indonesia, 44 min, A+)

38.BLACKBERRY WINTER (2006, Brent Stewart, USA, A+)

B.FAVORITE THAI FILMS

1.COLORS OF OUR HEARTS (2009, Supamok Silarak, Thailand, A+)

2.LOST NATION (2009, Zart Tancharoen, Thailand, A+/A)

3.BANGKOK TRAFFIC LOVE STORY (2009, Adisorn Tresirikasem, A)

C.FAVORITE SHORT FILMS

1. BLOCK B (2008, Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia, 20 min, A+)

2.THE LAST BUS (2008, Maria Hengge, Germany/Austria, 11 min, A+)

3.RECONSIDERING “THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA” BY LEWIS BALTZ, 1974 (2009, Mario Pfeiffer, USA, A+)

4.SPEECH MEMORY (2007, Caroline Key, USA, 23 min, A+)

5.FOUR SEASONS (2009, Keren Cytter, Germany, 12 min, A+)

6.HAWKER (2008, Dustin Feneley, Australia, A+)

7.ALL MOUNTAINS LOOK ALIKE (2008, Christelle Lheureux + Sebastien Betbeder, France, 12 min, A+)

8.TIME WITHIN TIME (2009, Menno Otten, Netherlands, 20 min, A+)

9.MY WHITE BABY (2008, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ghana/USA, 22 min, A+)

10.DESTINATION FINALE (2008, Philip Widmann, Germany/South Vietnam, A+)

11.HOLLYWOOD (2008, Stephanie Owens, USA, 12 min, A+)

12.A SILENT STORY (2005, Olivo Barbieri, China, 13 min, A+)

13.GREAT ERA (2007, Zhang Ding, China, 14 min, A+)

14.MY LOVE MY LOVE (2008, Igal Peeri, Israel, 15 min, A+)

15.YET UNTITLED (PIECES OF NATURE) (2008, Mario Pfeiffer, Germany, 12 min, A+)

16.UNTITLED (TWO GUYS) (2008, Mario Pfeiffer, Germany, 8 min, A+)

D.FAVORITE THAI SHORT FILMS

1.PASSION SONATA (2009, Suphisara Kittikunarak, A+)

2.A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE (2009, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, A+)

3.MERMAIDS WEARING PANTS (2009, Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, A+)

4.IT’S HARD TO SAY HOW I LOVE YOU, CAPTAIN HOOK (2009, Napat Treepalawisetkun, A+)

5.NOW SHOWING (2009, Nitipong Thinthupthai, A+)

6.LOOKING IN GOD’S EYE (2009, Taiki Sakpisit, A+)

7.SOUNDSCAPE: THE ABSENT INSLAND (2009, Nok Paksnavin, A+)

8.DEATHLESS DISTANCE (2009, Taiki Sakpisit, A+)

9.GEW GEW (2009, Meathus Sirinawin, A+)

E.FAVORITE DOCUMENTARIES

1.LETTER TO A CHILD (2008, Vlado Skafar, Slovenia, A+)

2.GIBELLINA – THE EARTHQUAKE (2007, Joerg Burger, Austria, documentary, A+)

3.A VIRUS IN THE CITY (2008, Cedric Venail, France, A+)

4.SHANGHAI, WAITING FOR PARADISE (2007, Sylvie Levey, China, documentary, A+)

5.BAD BOYS CELL 425 (2009, Janusz Mrozowski, Poland, A+)

6.SEX TOY STORIES (2009, Anne Deluz + Beatrice Guelpa, France, documentary, A+)

7.THE LAST APPLAUSE (2009, German Kral, Argentina, A+)

8.IN COMPARISON (2009, Harun Farocki, Germany, documentary, A+)

9.EL DORADO/PRELJOCAJ (2007, Olivier Assayas, A+)

10.CITZEN HAVEL (2008, Miroslav Janek & Pavel Koutecky, Czech, documentary, A+)

11.VERS MATHILDE (2005, Claire Denis, A+)

12.SHOULD I REALLY DO IT? (2008, Ismail Necmi, Turkey, documentary, A+)

13.THE KOREAN WEDDING CHEST (2009, Ulrike Ottinger, South Korea, A+)

14.STEEL HOMES (2008, Eva Weber, Scotland, documentary, 10 min, A+)

15.CORRIDOR # 8 (2008, Boris Despodov, Bulgaria, documentary, A+)

16.THE CROSS-BORDER 2 (2008, Zaw Tun, Australia, documentary, 27 min, A+)

17.SOUNDS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT (2008, Jamie Jay Johnson, UK, documentary, A+/A)

18.LA PALOMA – LONGING WORLDWIDE (2008, Sigrid Faltin, Germany, documentary, A+/A)

F.FAVORITE ANIMATIONS

1.TOWER (2009, Kaneuji Teppei, A+)

2.IAHGNAHS ONHCET (2009, Speedism, China, animation, A+)

G.VIDEO INSTALLATIONS

1-10.Video Installations by Izumi Taro, including I DON’T FISH, A LIME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE, FINLAND, HANG, FISH BONE HANGER, TOFU, TAIL LIKE ROAD, STAR-GATE, PANA ZOID, and DON’T TELL PEOPLE BEFORE YOU TURN OFF THE LIGHT (A+)

11.TIME MEMORIES EMOTION (2009, Pattree Chimnok, A+)

H.STAGE PERFORMANCES

1.FREEZE THE DREAM (หยุดฝัน วันขังเธอ) (Chorelada Suriyayothin, A+)

2.SILENT SCREAM: JOURNEY INTO THE DREAM OF A MURDERER (2009, Wasuratchata Unaprom, A+)
http://www.bangkokpost.com/entertainment/music/28069/mind-of-a-madwoman

3.ROBETA (Kullachet Thongphew, A)

4.WEARING ROSE PINK (Setsuko Yamada, A-)

5.LANNA FOLK PERFORMANCE BY JUMPA SAENPROM’S STUDENTS (A-)

I.ART WORKS/EXHIBITIONS

1.TWIST & SHOUT (curated by Kubota Kenji & Nose Yoko, A+)
–MEGA DEATH (1999, Miyajima Tatsuo, A+)
–BLIND DATE – DON’T SMILE, JUST LOOK AT ME (2009, Shiga Lieko, photos, A+)
–UNTITLED (2009, Yamamoto Keisuke, A+)
–Drawings by Aoki Ryoko (A+)

2.STORIES FROM HER (curated by Somporn Rodboon, A+/A)
@DOB
http://ardelgallery.com/exhibition/47
–SENSATION FROM IMAGINATION (Kanchalee Suksomran, A+)

3.CHIANG MAI: DIVERSE VISIONS (curated by Somporn Rodboon, A)
–paintings by Auxchanok Chirakul (A+), Morakot Naksin (A+),Thanom Chantacruea (A+), Apirak Jianpinidnun (A+)

4.SUICIDE MIND (Pornprasert Yamazaki, A)
@Whitespace
http://www.matthewhunt.com/blog/2009/11/suicide-mind.html
http://www.whitesp-ce.com/gallery/past/oct_dec_09.html

5.MY ROBOTS (Jitti Jumnianwai, A)
@ArtGorillas
http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p260/artgorillas/31%20Jitti/

J.FAVORITE ACTRESSES

1.Gabija Jaraminaite – THE COLLECTRESS

2.Umashree – GULABI TALKIES

3.Pattarasuda Anuman Rajadhon – SILENT SCREAM

4.Kiron Kher – KURBAAN

5.Katie Featherston – PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

6.Marianne Faithfull – IRINA PALM

7.Brigitte Helm — METROPOLIS

8.Catherine Rétoré – MESSIDOR

9.Clémentine Amouroux — MESSIDOR

10.Miou Miou – JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

11.Emmanuelle Béart — VINYAN

12.Isabelle Huppert – HOME

13.María Vázquez – MATAHARIS (2007, Icíar Bollaín, Spain, A+/A)

14.Myriam Mézières — JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

15.Fanny Ardant – CROSSED TRACKS

16.Kusuma Teparak – FREEZE THE DREAM

17.Nuria González — MATAHARIS

18.Teresa Madruga – IN THE WHITE CITY

K.FAVORITE ACTORS

1.Fernando Santos – TO DIE LIKE A MAN

2.Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida – TO DIE LIKE A MAN

3.Bruno Ganz – IN THE WHITE CITY

4.François Simon – CHARLES, DEAD OR ALIVE

5.Jacques Denis — JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

6.Rufus — JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

7.Philippe Noiret – THE WATCHMAKER OF SAINT-PAUL

8.Micah Sloat – PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

9.Miki Manojlovic – IRINA PALM

10.Trevor Howard – LIGHT YEARS AWAY

11.Dominique Pinon – CROSSED TRACKS

12.Jean Rochefort – THE WATCHMAKER OF SAINT-PAUL

13.Diego Martín — MATAHARIS

L.FAVORITE SONGS
(in alphabetical order)

1.THE ASTRONAUTS (2003) – Wan Light

2.C’MON THROUGH – Lasse Lindh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp1_dEjVetM

3.DREAMS AND LIES (2004) – Laurel Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsEWn1lwhtQ

4.GO TO HELL, MISS RYDELL (2005) – Pelle Carlberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxO_didgN0k

5.GRÄT INTE ÄLSKLING (2004) – [ingenting]

6.HE LOVES ANNA – Waltz for Debbie

7.HONEY WATCH THAT MAN – Los Fancy Free

8.ICE & SNOW (2005) — Sambassadeur

9.I WANNA BE LIKE JOHNNY C (2006) – Loveninjas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R0kjnh72MM

10.LITTLE THINGS (THAT TEAR US APART) — Irene

11.LOST – The Mary Onettes (2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh-VeLda5NY

12.LOVE IS SO COOL (THAT MY HEART GOES BOOM) (2003) — Jacqueline

13.ONCE UPON A TIME – Waltz for Debbie (A+++++)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqd20Y8XXdw

14.ONE LAST SONG ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT (2003) — Edson

15.SACRED HEART (2003) – Laurel Music

16.SMOKE SCREEN (2003) – Douglas Heart (A+++++)

17.SOLITUDE (2004) — Tribeca

18.THIS HEART IS A STONE (2005) – Acid House Kings (A+++++)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vIwjaOyZWk

19.TODAY (Phone edit by Les Espions) – The Legends

20.WHEN SUN FALLS ON MY FEET — Starlet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV_3ahcXYVQ

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