World Cinema | Best of 2014

Posted on November 21st, 2014 in News, Recent posts, Reviews by .

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World Cinema editor Yoram Allon selects his five favourite DVD releases from this year

Blue is the Warmest Colour (Artificial Eye)
This Palme d’Or-winning film is a portrait of adolescent sexual discovery, with stunning performances by both lead actresses – raw, honest, beautifully shot and deliciously intense. World cinema at its finest. Reviewed in #96

 

The Rocket (Eureka)
A coming-of-age drama that follows a young Laotian boy’s journey to prove he’s not the bearer of bad luck as everyone seems to believe, The Rocket is a successful fusion of dark politics and personal narrative. Reviewed in #98

 

Of Horses and Men (Axiom Films)
This is a wonderful Icelandic invitation to visit landscapes, narratives and striking imagery not usually ventured to – a real gem comprised of loosely connected vignettes, all profound in their simplicity. Reviewed in #104

 

Two Days, One Night (Artificial Eye)
Another masterpiece from the Dardenne Brothers, Two Days, One Night stars Marion Cotillard as a woman seeking help from work colleagues to secure her job, forcing acute ethical dilemmas in the process. Reviewed in #102

 

Independencia (Second Run)
A truly magical fable told via early cinema-style cinematography, Independencia explores Philippine history while deftly capturing the most essential trials of survival on the part of a small exiled family. Reviewed in #102

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