I made these lists at the request of Theo Panayides for a project of his. The authority for year of release is the Internet Movie Database, which tries to go by the film’s first public screening; I sometimes override its decisions when I have evidence of its errors, or when the first public screening comes too long after the film’s completion. Color coding is used to give an idea of how much I like each film, and allows comparison between films in different years. Unranked, uncolored films at the end of some years are a reminder to myself of areas to explore, and may or may not indicate honorable-mention status.
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3 Jul 2020 to 22 Sep 2020:
2017 – THE SEEN AND UNSEEN moved down on ten-best list
2006 – WOMAN ON THE BEACH moved down on ten-best list
2003 – ANA AND THE OTHERS moved up on ten-best list
2002 – JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME changes color
1995 – CARRINGTON added to runners-up
1992 – ROSES FOR AFRICA added to runners-up
1987 – CHANGELING added to ten-best list
1984 – LES CAPRICIEUX and THE WILLOW TREE added to ten-best list
1983 – UTOPIA moved from 1982 and added to ten-best list
1982 – UTOPIA moved to 1983
1977 – L’APPRENTI SALAUD added to runners-up; ONE WILD MOMENT dropped from runners-up
1976 – REIFEZEIT added to ten-best list
1974 – LE BANC DE LA DESOLATION moved up on ten-best list; STREET OF JOY and BITTERNESS OF YOUTH added to runners-up; LOVE AT THE TOP dropped down among runners-up
1973 – SUNSHINE added to runners-up
1965 – THE SKY OF OUR CHILDHOOD added to runners-up
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