My Favourite Moving Images of 2017


At the date of publishing, here are my favourite moving images (seen via cinemas, art galleries, even games consoles) that received their world premiere in 2017.

25. An Unforgettable Farewell // Cláudio de Oliveira Marques

24. From a Year of Non-Events // Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke (trailer)

23. Railway Sleepers //Sompot Chidgasornpongse (trailer)

22. World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts // Don Hertzfeldt (trailer)

21. Everything // David OReilly (trailer)

20. Rose Gold // Sara Cwynar

19. Star Wars: The Last Jedi // Rian Johnson (trailer)

18. Ulysses in the Subway // Paul Kaiser, Marc Downie, Ken Jacobs, Flo Jacobs (trailer)

17. War for the Planet of the Apes // Matt Reeves (trailer)

16. Caniba // Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor (clip)

15. Disintegration 93-96 // Miko Revereza (trailer)

14. A Ghost Story // David Lowery (trailer)

13. Call Me By Your Name // Luca Guadagnino (trailer)

12. Beyond the One // Anna Marziano (clip)

11. Spell Reel // Filipa César (trailer)

10. Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc // Bruno Dumont (trailer)

9. The Republic // James N. Kienitz Wilkins (trailer)

8. Taste of Cement // Ziad Kalthoum (trailer)

7. IFO // Kevin Jerome Everson

6. Life Imitation // Chen Zhou (trailer)

5. Purple // John Akomfrah

4. You Are Still Somebody’s Someone // Esther Wellejus (trailer)

3. Song of Granite // Pat Collins (trailer)

2. Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett // Luke Fowler

1. Still the Earth Moves // Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez

You can find my contributions to a selection of end of year round-ups, with various conflicting/complementary rules and regulations on Sight & Sound, CineVueThe Skinny and MUBI Notebook. I also voted in the Online Film Critics Society’s annual awards.