PRINT December 2000


Susan Sontag


1. Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (Edward Yang) Is Yang as great as Hou Hsiao-hsien? Well, he’s different. See this.

2. Faithless (Liv Ullmann) Ullmann’s best work by far, with one of the greatest film performances ever, by Lena Endre.

3. L’Humanité (Bruno Dumont) A very ambitious film about looking and about guilt.

4. Beau Travail (Claire Denis) A dazzling riff on Melville’s Billy Budd. You’ll never forget the final scene, when the amazing Denis Lavant starts to dance.

5. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami) The best-known Iranian director has made another incomparable film.

6. Hamlet (Michael Almereyda) Hamlet lost in Manhattan. Witty, intelligent, and most convincing when it’s altogether over the top.

7. The Circle ( Jafar Panahi) Another marvel from Iran. A relentless, anguishing film by a director hitherto unknown to me, about the persecution of women.

8. La Captive (Chantal

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