16 Films Selected for the Critics’ Choice Programme (photos)
International film critics have once again picked their favourites to be included in the Critics’ Choice programme. The most popular film between them was Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot”, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Venice.
Festival organisers provided renowned critics with a list of candidates, out of which each selected and rated 12 films, giving 1 point to their least favourite and 12 points to their top pick. The programme was compiled by adding up these scores. “We ask the most influential and well-regarded critics who are also members of juries and programmers at prestige festivals to make a list of their favourite films,” said senior programmer Edvinas Pukšta. The critics include FIPRESCI president Alin Tasciyan, its honorary president Andrei Plakhov, General Delegate of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week Giona A. Nazzaro, programmer of Asian and Oceanian films for Venice Film Festival Paolo Bertolini, film critics Pamela Biénzobas, Carmen Gray, Ariel Schweitzer, Esin Kucuktepepinar, Pamela Pianezza, Neil Young, Marta Balaga, Vassilis Economou, Giovanni Ottone, Laurence Boyce.
Credits: Gediminas Gražys, Robertas Daskevičius
This year, their choices are the previously mentioned “Foxtrot”, Oscar-nominated “The Insult”, the festival’s opening film “Custody”, “God’s Own Country“, “Good Manners”, “Sweet Country”, “A Ciambra”, “Arrhythmia”, “Good Luck”, “Hannah”, “Have A Nice Day”, “The Work”, “Hunting Season”, “Life & Nothing More”, “The Blessed”, and “The Other Side of Everything”.
Find the complete programme here.