Top30 Film Discoveries of 2019

20. The Patience Stone (Syngué Sabour, Pierre de Patience)

The Patience Stone was also available on MUBI.

19. The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l’Oiseau)

This film was in production since the 1950s, and was release in some complete form in 1980, and you can tell the amount of work that went into the project, considering the scale of it all. Not even earlier Disney classics, or contemporary animated films, feel as enormous.

18. What Dreams May Come

Visual effects nominees used to be so pure and wholesome.

17. 881

You have no idea how blow away I was when I realized that 881 in Cantonese sounds like “papaya,” hence “Papaya sisters” with no papayas. xD

16. Mermaid (Русалка)

Russians… and their tragedies.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. Glad to see The Saddest Music in the World and Blind Woman’s Curse here! Already put some others here on my to-watch list

  1. January 11, 2020

    […] Compared to 2018, I logged 480 films (though over 50 or even many more could be short films), which represents a 23% increase. In terms of hours, there was an increment of over 100hrs or 16%. This increase still doesn’t match my 2015 levels, when I reached 530 logged films (9.5% short) or clocked 959hrs (14% short)… but it’s getting there. I am still at 2017 New-To-Me level of movies, though. […]

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