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Cahiers du Cinema Names Top Ten Films of 2012: 'Holy Motors' Reigns, Cronenberg, Ferrara and Coppola Represent [TRAILERS]

by Beth Hanna
November 21, 2012 2:39 PM
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"Holy Motors"

Cahiers du Cinema has released its Top 10 Films of 2012, and it's appropriately eclectic, with Leos Carax's berserk "Holy Motors" topping the list. David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," Miguel Gomes' "Tabu" and Hong Sang-Soo's "In Another Country" also make the cut. Jeff Nichols' 2011 poetic, apocalyptic "Take Shelter" also represents, as does Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" and Abel Ferrara's "4:44 Last Day on Earth." Full list below.

Check out our TOH! review of "Holy Motors" here.

Cahiers du Cinema's Top 10 of 2012 (with several ties):

1. Holy Motors (Leos Carax)

2. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)

3. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola)

4. 4:44 Last Day On Earth (Abel Ferrara)

4. In Another Country (Hong Sang-Soo)

4. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)

7. Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)

8. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)

8. Faust (Alexadre Sokourov)

10. Keep The Lights On (Ira Sachs)


  • Lisa Nesselson | November 24, 2012 7:43 AMReply

    Forget about Kodak and Fuji not making film stock. I wish BASF was making high-quality reel-to-reel audio tape on which to record the sound of laughter in my household at the sight of not one, but TWO, deeply disappointing Abel Ferrara films occupying slots on the Cahiers "10 Best" list.

  • Andre | November 23, 2012 10:55 PMReply

    Loved the list and Holy Motors and Tabu. Absolutely great!

  • James | November 21, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    Not a pretentious/poor list at all...... Not even Rex Reed or Armond White could have been this "creative".

    Cahiers du Cinema is the worst

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