10/10: C.W. Winter & Anders Edström
The directors of The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), now playing in theaters, share their twelve favorite films from the last ten years, and an introductory note.
The following list has been made via messages from a hospital bed while partially sedated for a head injury. Unintended omissions are probable. The present circumstances likely led to the choice of the Montaigne head injury movie over The Algerian War! Apologies for the film total; cutting ability is dulled. Some body-of-work nod to Tsai, Hong, Loznitsa, Jude, and Kostrov. The fluorescents. The infernal beeping of the heart monitor.
“Because the mind, struck with astonishment, still doubts it will return and remains unsure.” — MdM
In alphabetical order:
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2016)
Stemple Pass (James Benning, 2012)
Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, 2019)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard, 2018)
Color Correction (Margaret Honda, 2015)
A Way in Untilled (Pierre Huyghe, 2012)
Let the Summer Never Come Again (Alexandre Koberidze, 2017)
All the Cities of the North (Dane Komljen, 2017)
Love Songs (Jean-Claude Rousseau, 2016)
A Tale by Michel de Montaigne (Jean-Marie Straub, 2013)
’Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing, 2013)
Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)
10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2011 and 2021).