Sight & Sound Names ‘Act of Killing’ Top Film of 2013

Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' comes second in poll

LONDON — Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” has been voted film of the year by Sight & Sound, the U.K. magazine for cinephiles.

The magazine, which is published by the British Film Institute, published its top 30 films of the year after polling more than 100 international critics, curators and academics. Each contributor nominated their top five films, from which the final list was constructed.

1. “The Act of Killing,” Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/U.K./Norway/Germany/Finland/Sweden/Netherlands/Poland
2. “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico/U.S.
3. “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche, Belgium/Spain/France
4. “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, France/Italy
5. “Frances Ha,” Noah Baumbach, Brazil/U.S.
=6. “A Touch of Sin,” Jia Zhangke, China
=6. “Upstream Color,” Shane Carruth, U.S.
8. “The Selfish Giant,” Clio Barnard, U.K.
=9. “Norte, the End of History,” Lav Diaz, Philippines
=9. “Stranger by the Lake,” Alain Guiraudie, France

Meanwhile, somewhere in France, the magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema has published its top 10 films of the year:

1. “Stranger by the Lake,” Alain Guiraudie, France
2. “Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine, U.S.
3. “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche, Belgium/France/Spain
4. “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico/U.S.
5. “A Touch of Sin,” Jia Zhangke, China
6. “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg, U.S.
7. “Jealousy,” Philippe Garrel, France
8. “Nobody’s Daughter Haewon,” Hong Sang-soo, S. Korea
9. “You and the Night,” Yann Gonzalez, France
10. “Age of Panic,” Justine Triet, France

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