Top 10 Movies of 2011 from Tribeca Film Institute's Development Officer, including Herzog, Almodóvar, Malick, and a Norwegian gem from TFF 2011!



Colleen Hammond
Development Officer, Tribeca Film Institute
(list in alphabetical order)


Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)

This was my favorite 3D movie experience of the year. Herzog is one of my favorite filmmakers, and he gives us rare access to the planet’s earliest art work.


Drive (Nicolas Wending Refn)

Drive has an amazing cast (Gosling <3), style and soundtrack. I was also really blown away by Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Wending Refn, 2009). 


Into the Abyss (Werner Herzog)

A near perfect documentary.


Kaboom: Gregg Araki interview


Kaboom (Gregg Araki)

The most fun I had at the movies all year was at the Sundance U.S.A. screening of Kaboom at BAM. Reunite with your college roommates to watch this one.  


Melancholia (Lars Von Trier)

My 2012 end of the world party is going to be Melancholia-themed. Meet me in the stick teepee.


The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar)

Twisted and gorgeous.  


The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)

I have a little bit of a love/hate with this film. It’s ambitious and very well done and the child actors are incredible, there’s just a little too much whispering. Regardless, it’s clearly one of the best films that came out in 2011.


Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

A blunt and humorous take on the female coming of age story. This was my favorite film at TFF 2011 and the winner of the Best Screenplay—Narrative Award.  




We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)

WNTTAK = a trifecta of 3 amazing women: Lynne Ramsay + Lionel Shriver + Tilda Swinton.


TBD: I’m leaving one spot open as I still have a couple weeks left in 2011 to see a few much anticipated films: The Artist, Shame, Weekend, Hugo, The Descendants and Sleeping Beauty.


Happy holidays!



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