2013

Published on: December 27th, 2014

sands of time: Stray Dogs

2013 Top Ten
1. Stray Dogs (Tsai, Taiwan/Fr 2013) 28/28 [10/10]
2. Frances Ha (Baumbach, USA 2012*) 27/28 [10/10]
3. The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, Cynn & anonymous,
….. Den/Nor/UK 2012*) 25/28 [9/10]
4. On the Edge of the World (Drexel, France 2013) 24/28 [9/10]
5. Hard To Be a God (German, Russia 2013) 23/28 [8/10]
6. The Joycean Society (Garcia, Belgium 2013) 23/28 [8/10] midlength
7. Gravity (Cuarón, US/UK 2013*) 22/28 [8/10]
8. Blue Ruin (Saulnier, USA 2013) 22/28 [8/10]
9. Karpotrotter (Ivanišin, Slovenia 2013) 22/28 [8/10]
10. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Côté, Canada 2013) 21/28 [8/10]
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2013 world premieres and UK new releases
* = UK release in 2013 (2014: ^)
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then
Don’t Leave Me aka Ne me quitte pas
….. (Bakker & van Koevorden, Bel/Neth 2013) 21/28 [8/10]
Enemy (Villeneuve, Canada 2013) 21/28 [8/10]
Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel, UK/US/Fr 2012*) 21/28 [8/10]

7/10 [20/28]
Costa da Morte (Patiño, Spain 2013) aka Coast of Death
Diego Star
 (Pelletier, Can/Bel 2013)
Endless Escape, Eternal Return (Khachatryan, Arm 2013)
A Fallible Girl (Clark, UK 2013)
Hummingbird (Knight, UK 2013*)
Prisoners (Villeneuve, USA 2013)
Snowpiercer (Bong, SK/US/Fr/Cz 2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness (Abrams, USA 2013*)
This Is The End (Goldberg & Rogen, USA 2013*)
Tom at the Farm (Dolan, Can/Fr 2013^)
The Undertaker (Nikolić, Ger/Serb 2013) mid-length)
Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow, USA 2012*)
.
7/10 [19/28]
Barre’s Silence (Ahmadpour & Peyda, Iran 2013) midlength
At Berkeley (Wiseman, USA 2013)
Blood (Rudnitskaya, Russia 2013) midlength
Blue is the Warmest Colour (Kechiche, France 2013*)
A Bouquet of Cactus (Llorca, Spain 2013)
The Coal Miner’s Day (Mocaër, France 2013)
Cutie and the Boxer (Heinzerling, USA 2013*)
Double Play: James Benning, Richard Linklater
… (Klinger, France/USA 2013)
El Rayo aka Hassan’s Way (de Nova & Araujo, Spain 2013)
Fast & Furious 6 (Lin, USA 2013*)
Fata Morgana (Schreiner, Austria 2013) 19+/28 [7]
A Hijacking (Lindholm, Denmark 2012*)
Holy GRA aka Sacro GRA (Rosi, Italy 2013)
Ida (Pawlikowski, Poland 2013^)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen & Coen, USA 2013)
Jackie Stewart: Weekend of a Champion
(Simon & Stewart, Fr/UK 1972/2013)
Lincoln (Spielberg, USA 2012*)
Locke (Knight, UK 2013^)
Karaoke Girl (Vichit-Vadakan, Thai/USA 2013)
Manakamana (Spray & Velez, USA/Nepal 2013)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, USA/Germany 2013)
Ricardo Bär (Naumann & Wohlatz, Argentina 2013)
A Stoker aka The Stoker (Balabanov, Russia 2010*)
Stranger By the Lake (Guiraudie, France 2013)
TIR (Fasulo, Italy/Croatia 2013)
You’re Next (Wingard, USA 2011*)
.
7/10 [18/28]
Alan Partridge – Alpha Papa (Lowney, UK 2013*)
The Bay (Levinson, USA 2012*) 
Blancanieves (Berger, Spain 2012*)
Borgman (Van Warmerdam, Netherlands 2013)
Grigris (Haroun, Chad/France 2013)
I Am Breathing (Davie & McKinnon, UK 2012*)
Metamorphoses (Mez, Germany 2013)
Mother, I Love You (Nords, Latvia 2013)
Return to Homs (Derki, Syria/Germany 2013)
Song From the Forest (Obert, Germany 2013)
Suzanne (Quillévéré, France 2013)
Svengali (Hardwick, UK 2013)
Traffic Department (Smarzowski, Poland 2013)

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also released in UK in 2013
6+/10 [17+/28]
Gloria
6/10 [17/28]
The Artist and the Model; Computer Chess; Fill the Void; Hors Satan; Like Someone In Love; Neighbouring Sounds; No; Now You See Me; Olympus Has Fallen; Paradise – Love; The Patience Stone; The Punk Syndrome; The Selfish Giant; This Ain’t California
6/10 [16/28]
Before Midnight; Blackfish; Captain Phillips; The Comedian; A Field In England; Fire in the Night; Flying Blind; The Great Beauty; In the House; Iron Man Three; Mud; Nebraska; Pacific Rim; Pieta; Rush; Shell; Stories We Tell; To The Wonder; The Wall; White House Down
6/10 [15/28]
Behind the Candelabra; The Epic of Everest; Museum Hours; Paradise: Faith; The Place Beyond the Pines; The Stone Roses: Made of Stone; The Stuart Hall Project
– – – –
5/10
All is Lost; Beyond the Hills; Blue Jasmine; The Conjuring; The Counselor; Elysium; Floating Skyscrapers; GI Joe: Retaliation; The Great Gatsby; The Impossible; Like Father Like Son; A Long Way From Home; Man Of Steel; Moon Man; One Mile AwaySomething in the Air; Welcome to the Punch; Moon Man
4/10
The Bling Ring; Broken City; The Day of the Flowers; The Iceman; Jimmy P; Only God Forgives; The Purge; Thursday Till Sunday; Trance; Upstream Colour; World War Z
3/10
American Hustle; Antiviral
Hitchcock; Post Tenebras Lux
2/10
Bula Quo!; The Moth Diaries; Dead Man Down; Pain & Gain

1?/10
Suspension of Disbelief (walkout)
1/10
For Those in Peril
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Performances

2013 world-premiere (* = 2013 UK release; ^ = 2014)
LF

Viv Albertine, Exhibition^
+
Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Colour*
Paulina García, Gloria*
Agata Kulesza, Ida^
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Soldier Jane
LM
Macon Blair, Blue Ruin^
Daniel Brühl, Rush*
Conner Chapman, The Selfish Giant*
Bruce Dern, Nebraska*
Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners*
+ Tom Hardy, Locke^
Kristofers Konovalovs, Mother I Love You
+ LEE Kang-Sheng, Stray Dogs
+
Jack O’Connell, Starred Up^
+ Jonny Owen, Svengali^
+
Patrick Riester, Computer Chess*
Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty*
Shaun Thomas, The Selfish Giant*
+ Leonid Yarmolnik, Hard To Be a God
SF
Agata Buzek, Hummingbird*
+ Matilde Gioli, Human Capital
Angela McEwan, Nebraska*
SM

+
Clement Blach Petersen, Northwest
+
Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Tom at the Farm^
+
Sharlto Copley, Elysium*
Idris Elba, Pacific Rim*
+
Walter Lassally, Before Midnight*
+
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra*

2013 UK release (of 2012 world-premiere)
LF
Golshifteh Farahani, The Patience Stone
+ Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Helen McCrory, Flying Blind
LM
+
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Tom Holland, The Impossible
+ Ernst Umhauer, In the House
Tye Sheridan, Mud
SF
Charlotte d’Amboise, Frances Ha
Irit Sheleg, Fill the Void
Mickey Sumner, Frances Ha
Dana Tapalaga, Beyond the Hills
SM
+ Abdihakin Asgar, A Hijacking
+
Emory Cohen, The Place Beyond the Pines
Nabil Saleh, Paradise: Faith
James Spader, Lincoln
Gary Skjoldmose Porter, A Hijacking
special mention
Luchs von Kyffhäuserbach, The Wall
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2012 premiere (and/or UK release) seen 2013, 7+
18/28 [7/10] Life Of Pi (Lee, USA 2012) UK 2012
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shorts seen 2013
*****/5 [13/13] Greenland Unrealised (Reymond, Fr/Tai 2012)
*****/5 [12/13] The Three Disasters (Godard, France 2013)

****/5 [11/13] The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and Distilled Dreams
(Jaberg, Switz/Russia 2013)
*****/5 [12/13] Aningaaq (Cuarón, USA 2013)
****/5 [11/13] Reign of Silence (Marxt, Austria 2013)

****/5 [10/13]
.. Cherry Blossoms (van Dienderen, Belgium 2012)
.. Letters to the Sea (Perrin & Telle, Fr/Spn 2013)
.. Rodin Wood (Clouin, France 2013)
.. Still Dissolution (Fruhauf, Austria 2013)
.. A Thousand Suns (Diop, France 2013) 45min
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archive 8+
28/28 [10/10] The Celebration aka Festen (director not credited, Denmark 1998)
28/28 [10] Dont Look Back (Pennebaker, USA 1967)
27/28 [10] Grand Illusion (Renoir, France 1937)*
27/28 [10] Deseret (Benning, USA 1995)* DVD
27/28 [10] The Third Man (Reed, UK 1949)
25/28 [9] His Girl Friday (Hawks, USA 1940)
24/28 [9] The Parallax View (Pakula, USA 1974)
24/28 [9] Cargo 200 (Balabanov, Russia 2007)
23/28 [8] The Deer Hunter (Cimino, USA 1978)*
22/28 [8] Beau Travail (Denis, France 1999)
22/28 [8] Blow Out (De Palma, USA 1981)
22/28 [8] The Chase (Ripley, USA 1946)*
22/28 [8] Cousin Jules (Benicheti, France 1973)*
22/28 [8] Gun Crazy (Lewis, USA 1950)
22/28 [8] The Intruder (Denis, France 2004)
22/28 [8] Possession (Żuławski, Fr/WGer 1981)*
22?/28 [8?] No Fear, No Die (Denis, France 1990)*
21/28 [8] City Lights (Chaplin, USA 1931)*
21/28 [8] The Club (Beresford, Australia 1980) DVD
21/28 [8] Dazed and Confused (Linklaker, USA 1993)
21/28 [8] Goto, Isle of Love (Borowczyk, France 1969)*
21/28 [8] Love is Colder than Death (Fassbinder, W.Germany 1969)*
21/28 [8] Bronco Bullfrog (Platts-Mills, UK 1970)*
21/28 [8] Picture Snatcher (Bacon, US 1933)*

* = first viewing.
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