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Pic Docs Top 5 Documentaries of 2012

Picturehouse Docs LogoOur very own resident Documentary expert Chris ‘Doc’ Harris chooses his Top 5 Documentary films of 2012.

 

Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman, 2010)

Not just a Documentary, but a work of art, this is a stunningly beautiful film that ponders our place in the universe. Just like when you look up to the sky on a starry night, it makes you feel small.

 

Marina Abramovic – The Artist is Present (Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre, 2012)

Watching this film feels like sitting in front of Marina Abramovic herself, the floodgates open and the emotions just keep coming. A remarkably moving film.

 

5 Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, 2012)

There’s a point in the film where you hear a man dying, and I can’t get the sound out of my head. A film that has really left it’s mark.

 

Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012)

An immaculately constructed film. It would have been easy for the filmmaker to hang their subject out to dry, but this is a really careful and considered portrait of a complex character and the shattering of the American dream.

 

The Imposter (Bart Layton, 2012)

As the film reached it’s climax I was was ready to scream! Surely the high-point of the narrative doc genre that has become so popular in recent years.

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