My Films in 2022
Here are some films that I watched in 2022 and would like to share with you, followed by the full list of all the movies I watched in 2022, with my thoughts of each recorded on Letterboxd, and some that I’m looking forward to in 2023.
After clocking in at more than 50 films in 2021, the highest since I started logging my films on Letterboxd in 2018, 2022 was a relatively disappointing year as I caught less than 30 films in total. Oh well, let’s see what are the few worth mentioning among the ones that I managed to catch.
Similar rules as before:
- Each film can only be awarded the winner in one category; each category can only have a singer winner
- Film can be runners-up to any number of categories
- I try to limit the runners-up to 3 maximum
- Priority goes to newer films
Most Life — Dust of Angels
I first heard of this film while on exchange in Taiwan, from a guest speaker at one of the photography club sessions. It has been in my mind then but as time goes by I gave up on trying to watch it as it is such an old film and difficult to find. Until last year, when they completed a 4K restoration version and SCFF actually brought it here. An extremely raw, authentic film about life as Taiwanese youngsters in the 90s, embroiled with the underworld; it can’t get any closer to ‘life’ than this.
Also found a very nice writing on the film: https://nomanisanis.land/dust-of-angels-restoration/
Runners-up: Echo, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
A meta-film about the fictional narrative of making of the film itself, but also about the conflicts of living in a…