What a year for movies, right??? Friggen The Hunger Games! Friggen Avengers! Friggen The Dark Knight Rises! Friggen 2 Days In New York! Wait… you didn’t get a chance to see 2 Days In New York?!?! It’s okay, it’s okay! It was an indie flick, so– unlike TDKR– a lot of people missed it. But that’s why I’m here! Some of you may know that, while Pink Is The New Blog is my home [page], I also occasionally contribute film reviews to Paste Magazine. This means I get to watch a lot of indie movies, and gush about how much BETTER they were than all of the big blockbusters. LOL, except y’all know I’m totally not like that, and I love a big blockbuster as much as an indie flick. The Dark Knight Rises was, honestly, the best time of my life this year. But this one’s for the indies! So, as you patiently await Trent’s annual list of cinematic faves, click inside for a few of my own– indie style!
Okay, now it must be said that this list leaves out many, many good independent and foreign films that came out this year. There are so many movies that I heard great things about, but didn’t get to see yet. And I was sooo grateful to the genius kid who made that brilliant supercut of all the best movies of the year; I now know exactly what I need to catch up on.
So here are twelve independent (and/or foreign) films that changed my life and had me all rethinking the boundaries between the physical and emotional, the secular and spiritual, the political and– well okay! I’m going overboard, as I am wont to do.
No, but seriously. These movies changed my liiiiiiife!
12 Of The Most Amazing Independent Films Of 2012
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Audrey Tautou is my homegirl. Actually, I’ve never said that before, but I’ve insinuated as much and now there needs be a T-shirt. I love this tiny French actress and I had such an amazing experience with this movie. First of all, I actually got to read the book (also called Delicacy) and as soon as I finished it, I put my screener DVD in and experienced the glory that was the perfect adaptation. The book was written by David Foenkinos and the movie was directed by his brother Stéphane. It was amazing. Tautou plays a young widow in mourning who becomes the object of a co-worker’s affection (she plays alongside Belgian comedian François Damiens, who was equally awesome). It was such a great comedy, and such a great romance, and such a great drama– only the French can mix genres like that, lol!
Okay, but the real reason this movie changed my life is because I got to meet Audrey Tautou in the FLESH! She was… um… perfect. Kinda like this movie. Definitely a must-see!
Watch Delicacy on Amazon Instant Video now!
Click over for more of the best indie films of the year!