A few pictures I'm stumping for:Our Time Will Come
A gorgeous epic from Ann Hui grounded in one courageous woman's perspective. Zhou Xun gives a heartbreaking lead performance, and Eddie Peng plays a resistance leader with the charisma of a young Harrison Ford. Great cinematography and a score by Joe Hisaishi.
Picture, Director, Non-English Language Film, Cinematography, Editing, Score, Actress - Zhou Xun, Supporting Actor - Eddie PengWe the Animals
My favorite of this year's many coming-of-age films. Vivid and energetic camerawork combined with very creative editing captures the young boys' exuberance. An extremely affecting family drama. Has a better floating scene than First Reformed. Just gorgeous.
Picture, Director, Debut, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, EditingZama
Vividly captures the surreality of a put-upon Spanish bureaucrat's tenure in a South American village. Martel evokes this without wild camerawork, trippy effects, or frenetic edits. Just a tremendously assured sense of character dynamics and location. Has a wild third act.
Picture, Director, Non-English Language Film, Cinematography, Editing, Best Shot - Zama in the Boat, Best Line - "Do you want to live?"November
An engrossing Estonian fable about a doomed love triangle. The most visually stunning live-action film I saw this past year. Utterly gorgeous black and white photography that continually took my breath away.
Non-English Language Film, Cinematography