The 9th edition of Two Riversides has come to an end, and with it – our audience poll. Here are the 10 best films according to festival viewers.
First place goes to HIP HOP-ERATION. Bryn Evans’ documentary is a story about a group of 30 senior citizens who are preparing for the World Hip Hop Dance Championships. They aren’t discouraged by their own weaknesses and ailments, and a wheelchair, cane, or artificial hip can serve as props in their choreography. The New Zealand film received an average rating of 4.82 from festival participants.
Second place goes to another film from the section “Music – my love,” namely WHIPLASH. Damien Chazell’s picture about an ambitious jazz drummer and his cruel teacher has entranced the Two Riversides audience, earning an average rating of 4.81.
Third place goes to THE SALT OF THE EARTH, a documentary by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders. The film, which documents areas untouched by western civilisation, depicts Sebastiao Salgado’s life and the works that made him one of the world’s most famous photographers. The audience rated the film an average of 4.78.
The top 5 of the 9th edition is concluded with a variation on the Bible, THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael (4.72), and Ayat Najafi’s NO LAND’S SONG (4.57), which depicts the lives of Iranian women.
The only jury at Two Riversides is the audience. The poll featured films from the section “World under canvas,” as well as feature film premieres from other sections, produced in 2014 and 2015. The viewers vote using special coupons, rating the films on a scale from 1 to 5.
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