erik lundegaard

Tuesday June 09, 2015

My 2015 SIFF Awards

The Seattle International Film Festival is finally over (whew) and on Sunday it announced its awards. I don't agree with it all but that's the nature of the beast.

Here's mine—from best to worst—limited, of course, to the movies I saw:

  1. Theeb (Jordan)
  2. Meeting Dr. Sun (Taiwan)
  3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (USA)
  4. The End of the Tour (USA)
  5. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll (Cambodia)
  6. The Connection (France)
  7. Love & Mercy (USA)
  8. Excuse My French (Egypt)
  9. People, Places, Things (USA)
  10. Being Evel (USA)
  11. Mr. Holmes (GB)
  12. Slow West (USA)
  13. The Overnight (USA)
  14. The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (USA)
  15. Spy (USA)
  16. Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains (Kyrgyzstan)
  17. Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (Palestine)
  18. Vincent (France)
  19. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (GB)

I'm a little ashamed that there's not greater (or any?) Seattle buzz for “Theeb.” I think it's a great film: an art film with a strong narrative thrust.

Overall, though, I had a pretty good year at SIFF. I'd recommend my top 15 films to almost anyone. 

SIFF 2015 movies

Yes, yes, yes, eh.

Posted at 05:23 AM on Tuesday June 09, 2015 in category Movies - Lists  
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