Daily | Film Comment Selects 2014 Lineup


Christian Petzold’s ‘Ghosts’ (2005)

New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the lineup for the 14th edition of Film Comment Selects. Hong Sang-soo‘s Our Sunhi will open the series on February 17, and Bernardo Bertolucci‘s Me and You will wrap it up on February 27. Nicholas Kemp‘s got full descriptions of all the titles, but here’s the quick rundown of what else’ll be screening:

Pascal Bonitzer‘s Cherchez Hortense (2012) with Jean-Pierre Bacri and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Jane Campion and Garth Davis’s Top of the Lake (2013). “Twin Peaks crossed with The Killing,” suggests Amy Taubin.

Manuel Martín Cuenca’s Cannibal (2013), a “low-key chiller of uncommon restraint and unease.”

Denis Dercourt’s Flesh of My Flesh (2013). “Inspired by a real-life case in Germany and taking inspiration from George’s Franju’s Eyes Without a Face.”

Sean Ellis’s Metro Manila (2013) not only won last year’s Sundance Audience Award but also best film and director at the British Independent Film Awards.

Lasse Hallström’s The Hypnotist (2012) with Lena Olin, based on the bestseller by Lars Kepler.

Jeon Kyu-hwan’s The Weight (2012). “Looking past the film’s bleak exterior there’s actually much beauty to be found within the grotesquerie.”

David Jones’s Betrayal (1983), an adaptation of Harold Pinter’s play with Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley and Patricia Hodge.

Marvin Kren’s Blood Glacier (2013) was once known as The Station and is an “alpine homage to John Carpenter’s The Thing.”

Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best! (2013). Click the title to see its warm reception in Venice and Toronto.

Noh Young-seok’s Intruders (2013). Last fall, Toronto lauded its “tone of gentle absurdity” and its “atmosphere of subtle, slow-burn suspense.”

Christian Petzold‘s Ghosts (2005) with Julia Hummer, the great Sabine Timoteo and Marianne Basler; and Wolfsburg (2003), Petzold’s first collaboration with Nina Hoss. Both films have been difficult to see in the U.S.

Raúl Ruiz‘s rarely seen City of Pirates (1983). A fine discussion of the film was launched at Mubi some time back.

Matthew Saville’s Felony (2013) with Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson and Jai Courtney.

Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker (2013). “Dreams that speak the truth,” declared Rotterdam last year.

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy (2013), an adaptation of José Saramago’s The Double with Jake Gyllenhaal as Adam and Anthony.

Ti West’s The Sacrament (2013) with Kentucker Audley and Joe Swanberg.

There’ll also be a “Healthcare Mayhem” double feature: Blake Edwards’s The Carey Treatment (1972) and Arthur Hiller’s The Hospital (1971).

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