Jigsaw Lounge’s top 53 world-premieres of 2012

Published on: August 3rd, 2013

* All Divided Selves (Luke Fowler, UK)
* An Anthropological Television Myth (Un mito antropologico televisivo; Bertino, Castelli & Gagliardo, Italy)
Argo (Ben Affleck, USA)
Augustine (Alice Winocour, France)
The Avengers - a.k.a. Marvel’s The Avengers a.k.a. Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, USA)
* Babylon (Chebbi, Ismael & Slim, Tunisia)

Barbara (Christian Petzold, Germany)
The Bay (Barry Levinson, USA)
Bellas Mariposas (Salvatore Mereu, Italy)
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger, Spain)
The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, USA)
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, Canada/France)
* Cursed Be the Phosphate (Yel’an Bu Al-Phosphate; Sami Tlili, Tunisia)

The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan, USA)
* A Dream’s Merchant (Un gând, un vis, Doyle… şi-un pix; Bogdan Ilie-Micu, Romania)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, USA)
* Futures Past (Jordan Melamed, USA)
* Gone Wild (Dan Curean, Romania)
A Hijacking (Kapringen; Tobias Lindholm, Denmark)
Here I Am, Here I’m Not (Elisa Eliash, Chile)
Hold Back a.k.a. Refrain (Rengaine; Rachid Djaïdani, France)

* I Am Breathing (Davie & McKinnon, UK)
* Leviathan (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel, USA)
Life of Pi (Ang Lee, USA)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, USA)
* Little World (Món Petit; Marcel Barrena, Spain)
Looper (Rian Johnson, USA)
The Love Songs of Tiedan (Mei jie; Hao Jie, China)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, USA)

Me Too (Ja Tozhe Hochu; Alexei Balabanov, Russia)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, USA)
Never Die (Mai morire; Enrique Rivero, Mexico)
Nor’easter (Andrew Brotzman, USA)
Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica (Era uma vez eu, Verônica; Marcelo Gomes, Brazil)
* One Way Boogie Woogie (James Benning, USA)
* Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete (Heinz Emigholz, Germany)

Pincus (David Fenster, USA)
La Playa DC (a.k.a. La Playa; Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia)
Premium Rush (David Koepp, USA)
Project X (Nima Nourizadeh, USA)
Prometheus (Ridley Scott, USA)
Ricardo Bär (Naumann & Wohlatz, Argentina)
Ruta de la Luna (Juan Sebastián Jácome, Pan/Ecu)
Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, UK)

Sinister (Scott Derrickson, USA)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (Bob Byington, USA)
Tabu (Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany)
Ted (Seth MacFarlane, USA)
* Tomorrow (Zavtra; Andrei Gryazev, Russia)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, USA)
* A World Not Ours (A’lamun Laysa Lana; Mehdi Fleifel, Palestine/UK)
Wrong (Quentin Dupieux, USA/France)
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, USA)

* = documentary

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