The strangest and most problematic year in several decades turned out to be, in spite of everything, quite decent for the cinema.
Though, Hollywood hastened to move almost all blockbusters planned for 2020 into an uncertain future., many prestigious festivals either went online or did not take place at all. Film distribution around the world almost collapsed. But the original, unusual, thoughtfully, and aptly expressed, both on the topic of the day and on the eternal themes of cinema, even in these difficult circumstances, managed to find a way to the viewer.
Chlorine has compiled a list of 25 movies of 2020 that impressed us the most. Let’s explore the list together.
There is no apocalypse more terrifying than the confusion of feelings. Especially when it is also contagious.
Amy Simetz's overwrought, hallucinogenic, captivatingly hysterical in tone "She dies tomorrow," tells about a mysterious deadly virus, the first symptom of which is the unexpected and inexplicable knowledge of imminent, too-soon death.
Epic, almost four hours in time and dizzying in the density of dialogues. Disclosure of philosophical, historical, and theological conflicts that have been tearing the Russian world apart.
The conflicts of more than a century and a half is masterfully depicted in the Romanian Cristi Puiu's ''Malmcrog''. Based on the works of Vladimir Solovyov.
Every really big American director is obliged to make a film about Vietnam sooner or later. Well, Spike Lee's approach to this topic is unlike any previous film.
Lee not only reinterprets the experience of African American soldiers in the Vietnam War but also brings to the surface the entire murky tradition of war cinema in principle.
Merawi Gerima's debut film ''Residue'' is definitely a worth-watch.
After graduation, a black filmmaker returns to the historically black streets of Washington where he grew up. He wants to write a script about his childhood. But to his surprise, he returns to an unrecognizable neighborhood.
In the context of the gender wars that are shaking the modern world and the media industry, Eliza Hittman's opportunistic drama ''Never Rarely Sometimes Always'' tells the story of a schoolgirl who got an unexpected pregnancy.
The girl sets on a long and difficult trip from Pennsylvania to a New York abortion clinic, where, unlike her home state, she does not need parental permission for the operation.