Berlinale 2015 Rankings February 15, 2015

As far as what CRU was covering, the films from the Berlinale this year were shaky for the first few days, but finished strong. The Competition jury appears to have surprisingly chosen the prizewinners wisely, awarding only well-received movies (Victoria, Taxi, 45 Years, The Pearl Button, Under Electric Clouds, The Club, Aferim!, Ixcanul Volcano) and ignoring the possibly less deserving ones (Diary of a Chambermaid, Knight of Cups, Nobody Wants the Night, Queen of the Desert). It’s a shame Eisenstein in Guanajuato wasn’t honored, though.

1. Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria (100 | 4 reviews)
2. Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth (94 | 4 reviews)
=3. Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room (93 | 10 reviews)
=3. Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (93 | 10 reviews)
=5. Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years (89 | 7 reviews)
=5. Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button (89 | 7 reviews)
7. Alexey German Jr.’s Under Electric Clouds (88 | 4 reviews)
8. Pablo Larraín’s The Club (83 | 10 reviews)
=9. Radu Jude’s Aferim! (83 | 3 reviews)
=9. Liz Garbus’ What Happened, Miss Simone? (83 | 3 reviews)
11. Kevin B. Lee’s Transformers: The Premake (82 | 7 reviews)
=12. Jem Cohen’s Counting (81 | 4 reviews)
=12. Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato (81 | 4 reviews)
=12. Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes (81 | 4 reviews)
15. Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul Volcano (80 | 5 reviews)
=16. Walter Salles’ Jia Zhangke: A Guy from Fenyang (75 | 3 reviews)
=16. Anton Corbijn’s Life (75 | 3 reviews)
=18. Benoît Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid (69 | 4 reviews)
=18. Alanté Kavaïté’s The Summer of Sangaile (69 | 4 reviews)
20. Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups (67 | 12 reviews)
21. Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants the Night (35 | 5 reviews)
22. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (34 | 9 reviews)
23. Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine (21 | 5 reviews)

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