Wednesday, October 24, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Belgium (26 Greatest Films 1929-2005)

When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for many countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

1933 Borinage (Joris Ivenshenri Storck)
1965 The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (Andre Delvaux)
1967 Le Depart* (Jerzy Skolimowski)
1970 Paix Sur Les Champs (Jacques Boigelot)
1975 Amir's Son Is Dead (Jean-Jacques Andrien)
1976 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce* (Chantal Akerman)
1978 Les Rendez-Vous D'Anna* (Chantal Akerman)
1982 All Night Long (Chantal Akerman)
1986 Golden Eighties (Chantal Akerman)
1988 The Music Teacher (Gerard Corbiau)
1991 Toto Le Heros (Jaco Van Dormael)
1992 Man Bites Dog* (Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde)
1993 Daens (Stijn Coninx)
1994 The Sexual Life of the Belgians (Jan Bucquoy)
1996 La Promesse (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
1997 Ma Vie En Rose (Alain Berliner)
1999 Les Convoyeurs Attendent (Benoit Mariage)
1999 Maputo, King of Zaire (Thierry Michel)
1999 Rosetta (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
2000 Everybody's Famous! (Dominique Deruddere)
2000 La Captive* (Chantal Akerman)
2001 Pauline and Paulette (Lieven Debrauwer)
2002 De L'Autre Cote (Chantal Akerman)
2002 Le Fils* (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
2004 Innocence* (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
2005 L'Enfant* (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)

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