Finding the crux of a Pedro Almodóvar film is not unlike asking how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
French filmmaker Eric Atlan’s black-and-white Mortem has been billed as a “metaphysical thriller” inspired by David Lynch and Ingmar Bergman.
Going up against the queen—who’s dressed by Lisy Christl—will surely be Hugo’s Sandy Powell.
The poster knows its movie’s milieu, its genre, and its character’s superficial appetite for, well, everything.
See below for a list of the films that just missed making it onto our list of the best films of 2011, followed by our contributors’ individual ballots.
Emphasis, as always, will be on the “Dragons and Tigers” program of over 40 features (plus compilations, mid-length films and shorts) from Asia.