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:
- Theeb (Jordan)
- Meeting Dr. Sun (Taiwan)
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (USA)
- The End of the Tour (USA)
- Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll (Cambodia)
- The Connection (France)
- Love & Mercy (USA)
- Excuse My French (Egypt)
- People, Places, Things (USA)
- Being Evel (USA)
- Mr. Holmes (GB)
- Slow West (USA)
- The Overnight (USA)
- The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (USA)
- Spy (USA)
- Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains (Kyrgyzstan)
- Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (Palestine)
- Vincent (France)
- 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.
Yes, yes, yes, eh.