Friday, 23 December 2011

The Invisible Province's Favourite Films of 2011

A number of people have asked The Invisible Province to come clean about his favourite films of 2011. So, here are The Invisible Province’s top 6 (I couldn't decide) memorable movies – in no particular order.

1. A Separation directed by Asghar Farhadi

2. Tyrannosaur directed by Paddy Considine

3. We Need To Talk About Kevin directed by Lynne Ramsay

4. Senna directed by Asif Kapadia

5. Weekend directed by Andrew Haigh. The only film that The Invisible Province did not write about. So what is there to say? A small budget movie that is beautifully written, performed and realised. It has a remarkable honesty and candour and is not for the prudish. Its focus is on contemporary gay relationships but the central question about what makes for authentic or inauthentic love applies to all human relationships.

6. Blue Valentine directed by Derek Cianfrance

and the reissue of the year: Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola

and the disappointment of the year: Terence Malick's The Tree of Life...but still worth seeing even though it is a cinematic folly on an operatic scale.

1 comment:

  1. Weekend is a greatly moving film. I love your boldness. I love the precision of the language you choose. I love the fact that you dare to take a contemporary issue and give it dignity and a forum in a place where others would not. I love your genuine sensitivity understanding and empathy. That is special.

    I hope many priests read this blog. Physical love and its expression of intimacy, closeness and affection (is in cases of authentic love) so much about God, God who is Love and Spirit. It is not only about being open to children.