Taking a look back at 2019, a year where diverse independent films finally started to make it to the mainstream. But that progress is very small and has a long way to go. That being said, distributors and streaming platforms are stepping up and releasing titles from arthouse and foreign filmmakers — and people are showing up to see bold and original work!
Alejandro Landes’s MONOS, Gabriel Abrantes’ & Daniel Schmidt’s DIAMANTINO and Jennifer Kent’s THE NIGHTINGALE are a few dynamite films that just missed Cinema 4 Culture’s top 10 but are definitely just as worthy, so watch them ASAP.
From the shores of Senegal to the streets of Vancouver, the exquisite range of films to discover this past year has been invigorating. See below for Cinema 4 Culture’s top 11 films of 2019…yes, I added a late-2019 stunner: