VIFF 09: Wrap-Up 10/17/2009
VIFF 09 has come to an end. I saw a vast range of movies, good and bad, from all over the world. The official award winners have been announced. The biggest prize, the "People's Choice" award went to a film I didn't even see, Soundtrack for a Revolution. The award is determined by attendee voting, so really it is just a popularity contest.
I'd like to chime in with how I thought the films stacked up, so here is a ranking (from best to worst) of everything I saw...
1. The White Ribbon
2. Extraordinary Stories
3. Trash Humpers
5. Ne Change Rien
6. Everyone Else
9. Rembrandt's J'accuse
10. A Prophet
11. The Headless Woman
I only mildly recommend these films...
15. Air Doll
16. Eccentricities of a Blond-Haired Girl
I would not recommend seeing anything beyond this point...
17. Broken Embraces
18. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
21. My Dog Tulip
23. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus