Libé: Les vingt films essentiels de 2012

by seánós | created - 29 Dec 2012 | updated - 29 Dec 2012 | Public

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1. Bovines (2011)

62 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Emmanuel Gras

Votes: 86

2. Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 15,435 | Gross: $0.10M

3. He Fengming (2007)

186 min | Documentary

7.8
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Fengming looks back at over 30 years of her life...

Director: Bing Wang | Star: Fengming He

Votes: 90

4. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 6,844 | Gross: $0.07M

5. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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40 Metascore

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 9,219

6. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 10,398

7. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 264,666 | Gross: $45.51M

8. Cosmopolis (2012)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.0
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58 Metascore

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 39,942 | Gross: $0.74M

9. Camille redouble (2012)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Camille was only sixteen and still in high school when she fell in love with Eric, another student. They later married and a child and were happy for a while. But now twenty-five years have... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla, India Hair

Votes: 2,254

10. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,403 | Gross: $0.06M

11. L'estate di Giacomo (2011)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Alessandro Comodin | Stars: Giacomo Zulian, Stefania Comodin, Barbara Colombo

Votes: 180

12. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 33,472

13. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 13,663

14. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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62 Metascore

One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie

Votes: 83,480 | Gross: $28.84M

15. Damsels in Distress (2011)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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67 Metascore

A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Votes: 8,198 | Gross: $1.01M

16. Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joon-sang Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Yeo-jeong Yoon

Votes: 2,512 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 78,169 | Gross: $6.74M

18. Marfa Girl (2012)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

5.3
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37 Metascore

A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James, Mary Farley

Votes: 990

19. Tabu (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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78 Metascore

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Hortêncílio Aquina, Américo Mota

Votes: 5,508

20. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

R | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.5
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54 Metascore

A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp

Votes: 4,377 | Gross: $0.02M