Will the world end in 2012?
Toying with the prediction that 2012 may in fact be the year of the final total collapse of everything, film-makers have imagined many heroes taking last-ditch stands. Little, Tender, Solitary, Broke, Alienated, Armed or Re-run, all find their place among the 52 films that make up this yearâ€™s Black Movie selection.
Film-lover, be glad! With around 30 films from Asia, this edition is certainly dominated by the continent, but our programming is growing more international, adapting to contemporary production realities and film directorsâ€™ cosmopolitan habits. In particular, weâ€™ve widened the spectrum to include a country that is both a rich film breeding ground and an essential item this year: Greece..
And in the â€śdaringâ€ť department, the Ghosts section highlights films that ought to have been part of the selection but werenâ€™t, due to the greed of those who hold the film rights. An absurd deprivation when today these films are only two clicks away â€“ illegally and in bad condition, but for free.
So, if the end is really on its way, itâ€™s time to share, go out, enjoy oneself. May the fĂŞte be apocalyptic!
This editionâ€™s film copies were transported by Transitair.