18th International Athens Film Festival – 2012

The festival ended on Sunday. Yet, the essence of the last movie I saw, “The Beasts of the Southern Wild” was still “played” in my head. For some reason, it was impossible for me to write a post for it and “close” the festival. Until today. I am not entirely happy with what I wrote but some things need to be wrapped up some time!

This was a much better festival than the one last year.

Regarding new movies, the best ones are:

  • The Sessions
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • Rust and Bone
  • Garbage in the Garden of Eden


  • Barbara
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

You may also enjoy:

  • See Girl Run
  • On the Road
  • Cosmopolis
  • Smashed


  • Rent-A-Cat
  • Faith, Love and Whiskey
  • Amour

The following are not bad

  • Una noche
  • Gimme the Loot

but I would avoid the following:

  • Between Us
  • Graceland

Regarding old movies

  • The Firemen’s Ball is a masterpiece and
  • Pigs and Battleships is very good

Each movie has its own post and rating 🙂



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