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London — Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” has been voted film of the year by Sight & Sound, the U.K. magazine for cinephiles.

The magazine, which is published by the British Film Institute, published its top 30 films of the year after polling more than 100 international critics, curators and academics. Each contributor nominated their top five films, from which the final list was constructed.

1. “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/U.K./Norway/Germany/Finland/Sweden/Netherlands/Poland

2. “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico/U.S.

3. “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche, Belgium/Spain/France

4. “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, France/Italy

5. “Frances Ha,” Noah Baumbach, Brazil/U.S.

=6. “A Touch of Sin,” Jia Zhangke, China

=6. “Upstream Color,” Shane Carruth, U.S.

8. “The Selfish Giant,” Clio Barnard, U.K.

=9. “Norte, the End of History,” Lav Diaz, Philippines

=9. “Stranger by the Lake,” Alain Guiraudie, France

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