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VIFF2012: Audience Festival Favourite from the 2012 Fest

Vancouver International Film Festival

Although VanRamblings has begun an exploration of the worthy films due out between now and year's end, a task which we commenced yesterday, in today's post we'll publish a full list of the Audience Favourites at VIFF 2012.

(but before we begin, just a reminder ... you know, always a good thing)

The Top 25% of International Features at VIFF 2012

All these films were very well attended, received at least 75 ballots, and averaged well over 4 in public voting (4 being "very good"; 5 being "excellent"). In order of rating:

The Hunt, dir. Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden)

Nuala, dir. Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan (Ireland)

The Invisible War, dir. Kirby Dick (USA)

Come As You Are, dir. Geoffrey Enthoven (Belgium)

Any Day Now, dir. Travis Fine (USA)

Royal Affair, dir. Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic)

Wagner's Dream, dir. Susan Froemke (USA)

El gusto, dir. Safinez Bousbia (Algeria/France/Ireland/UAE)

The Sessions, dir. Ben Lewin (USA)

Beware of Mr. Baker, dir. Jay Bulger (USA)

The Sound of the Bandoneón, dir. Jiska Rickels (Netherlands)

The Iran Job, dir. Till Schauder (USA/Germany/Iran)

Key of Life, Uchida Kenji

Key of Life, dir. Uchida Kenji (Japan)

When Day Breaks, dir. Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia/France/Macedonia)

Bitter Seeds, dir. MichaX. Peled (USA/India)

More Than Honey, dir. Markus Imhoof (Switzerland/Germany/Austria)

Call Me Kuchu, dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-­Worrall (USA/Uganda)

Amour, dir. Michael Haneke (France/Germany/Austria)

No, dir. Pablo Larrain (Chile/USA/France)

Late Quartet, dir. Yaron Zilberman (USA)

Ernest et Célestine, dir. Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier (France/Belgium/Luxembourg)

Rose, dir. Wojtek Smarzowski (Poland)

Rust and Bone, dir. Jacques Audiard (France/Belgium)

Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth, dir. Frauke Sandig, Eric Black (Germany/USA/Guatemala)

Shadows of Liberty, dir. Jean Philippe Tremblay (UK)

This Ain't California, dir. Marten Persiel (Germany)

The Angels' Share, dir. Ken Loach (UK/Scotland)

Breakfast with Curtis, dir. Laura Colella (USA)

Werewolf Boy, dir. Jo Sunghee (SouthKorea)

Lore, dir. Cate Shortland (Australia/Germany)

Birders: The Central Park Effect, dir. Jeffrey Kimball (USA)

The Holy Quaternity, dir. Jan Hrebejk (Czech Republic)

Xingu, dir. Cao Hamburger (Brazil)

In Search of Haydn, dir. Phil Grabsky (UK)

The Flat, dir. Arnon Goldfinger (Israel/Germany)

Grabbers, dir. Jon Wright (Ireland)

Virgin Tales, dir. Mirjam von Arx (France/Germany/Switzerland)

All in Good Time, dir. Nigel Cole (UK)

Love Is All You Need, dir. Susanne Bier (Denmark/Sweden/France/Italy/Germany)

I, Anna, dir. Barnaby Southcombe (UK/Germany/France)

Violeta Went to Heaven, dir. Andrés Wood (Chile/Argentina/Brazil)

Una Noche, dir. Lucy Mulloy (Cuba/UK/USA)

Barbara, dir. Christian Petzold (Germany)

Beyond the Hills, dir. Cristian Mungiu (Romania/France/Belgium)

Griot, dir. Volker Goetze (Senegal/USA/France/Germany)

Renoir, dir. Gilles Bourdos (France)

Street Dogs of South Central, dir. Bill Marin (USA)

We're Not Broke, dir. Karin Hayes, Victoria Bruce (USA)

Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of Digital Cinema, dir. Christopher Kenneally (USA)

Kathmandu Lullaby, dir. Icíar Bollaín (Spain)

Top 10 Canadian Features at VIFF 2012

All these films were very well attended, received at least 75 ballots, and averaged well over 4 in public voting (4 being "very good"; 5 being "excellent"). In order of rating:

Blood Relative, dir. Nimisha Mukerji

Revolution, dir. Rob Stewart

We Were Children, dir. Timothy Wolochatiuk

Camera Shy, dir. Mark Sawers

Occupy Love, dir. Velcrow Ripper

Liverpool, dir. Manon Briand

World Before Her, dir. Nisha Pahuja

Rebelle (War Witch), dir. Kim Nguyen

My Father and the Man in Black, dir. Jonathan Holiff

Last White Knight, dir. Paul Saltzman

High Five: An Adoption Saga, dir. Julia Ivanova



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at October 19, 2012 12:21 AM in VIFF 2012

   

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