London 2017: Viewing round-up


A brief round-up of my 2017 London Film Fest.

+ short (>40m)     # live performance     @ VR     ~ seen previously

Best of the Fest:
1. Life Imitation / Chen Zhou / 2017
2.  Spell Reel / Filipa César / 2017
3.  Disintegration 93-96 / Miko Revereza / 2017 +
4. The Pure Necessity / David Claerbout / 2017
5. Dead the Ends / Benedict Seymour / 2017

Strong:
Buried in Light / Gautam Valluri / 2016 +
Great Choice / Robin Comisar / 2017 +
Happy End / Michael Haneke / 2017 ~
Highview / Simon Liu / 2017 +
Hijacked / Shambhavi Kaul / 2017 +
No Tace of Accelerator / Emil Wardill / 2017
Song of Granite / Pat Collins / 2017 ~
Real Gods Require Blood / Moin Hussain / 2017 +
Tonsler Park / Kevin Jerome Everson / 2017
Tripoli Cancelled / Naeem Mohaiemen / 2017
Urth / Ben Rivers / 2016 + ~
You Were Never Really Here / Lynne Ramsay / 2017

Interesting and Definitely Worth Seeing:
A Blemished Code / Anne-Marie Copestake / 2017
The Artificial Humours / Gabriel Abrantes / 2017 +
Lek and the Dogs / Andrew Kötting / 2017
The Mæersk Opera / SUPERFLEX / 2017
Meridian Plain / Laura Kraning / 2016
Most Beautiful Island / Ana Asensio / 2017
Ouroboros / Basma Alsharif / 2017 + ~
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women / Angela Robinson / 2017 ~
Ride Like Thunder, Crash Like Lightning / Fern Silva / 2017 + ~
Spite Your Face / Rachel Maclean / 2017
Spoor / Agnieszka Holland / 2017 ~
Weed Killer / Patrick Staff / 2017
Wherever You Go, There We Are / Jesse McLean / 2017

Others Appreciated These Films More Than I Did:
Hemlock Forest / Moyra Davey / 2016

Also Seen:
Elegy / Paul Bush / 2017 +
Erase and Forget / Andrea Luka Zimmerman / 2017
Oll Olly Oxen Free / Julia Dogra-Brazil / 2017 +

Films I Most Regret Not Seeing:
A Skin So Soft / Denis Côté / 2017
Columbus / Kogonada / 2017
Le Fort Des Fous / Narimane Mari / 2017
Gray House / Austin Lynch, Matthew Booth / 2017
The Nothing Factory / Pedro Pinho / 2017