A study showed that we spend about 17 minutes on VOD platform - especially Netflix - to find a film or series that we would like to watch. In those days of containement, it does not get better.
The audience love festivals because, among other things, they help the audience make choices in an overabundant offer. We would like to offer you the same service, even in this particular situation. Based on the list of streaming websites we posted last week, with the addition of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, FIFF's artistic director Thierry Jobin prepared a Top 10 for each platform. It gives you the opportunity to watch again classic movies, discover key new films or share some gulty pleasures. Enjoy them alone or share it with your partner or your family.
TABLE OF CONTENT
• Great films on mubi.com
• Top 10 on cinefile.ch
• Films of FIFF on filmingo.ch
• Gems on Outside The Box
• Swiss productions on filmo.ch
• Silent and spoken masterpieces on openculture.com
• Netflix with the whole family (children and teenagers)
• Top 10 on Netflix
• Picks on Amazon Prime Video
Great films on mubi.com!
Let's dare to say that mubi.com is the big hit of this selection. Not only because all the genres can be found there just like at the FIFF: genre or auteur, commercial or patrimonial films. But also because the platform, available in French, German, Italian and English, has decided to offer a 3-month subscription for only CHF 1! This subscription gives free access to a constantly renewed and incredibly diverse selection of films, as well as to special programmes (currently a selection from the last Berlinale or a Louis Malle retrospective).
If that doesn't satisfy you yet, mubi.com also includes the possibility to rent hundreds of great movies in high definition and with a large choice of languages (between CHF 3.- and 5.- per film). The listing of the films, in sections such as "The films you must have seen", "The new Argentine cinema" or "A carefully selected selection of 30 wonders of cinema" is worth every TOP 10 that we might suggest! Let their tastes guide you. They are more or less ours!
Top 10 on cinefile.ch
- Atbai’s Fight, by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Kazakhstan 2019 – International Competition: Long Features FIFF 2020
- Burning, by Lee Chang-dong (South Korea 2018)
- The Chaser, by Na Hong-jin (South Korea 2008)
- The Host, by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea 2006)
- I, Tonya, by Craig Gillespie (USA 2017)
- Memories of Murder, by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea 2003)
- Mother, by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea 2009)
- Skin, by Guy Nattiv (USA 2019)
- Snowpiercer, by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea 2013)
- Sweet Country, by Warwick Thornton (Australia 2018)
Films of FIFF on filmingo.ch
- Compañeros – La Noche de 12 años, by Álvaro Brechner
Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany, 2018 - it won 3 awards, among which the Audience Award at FIFF 2019. Álvaro Brechner is a member of the Jury 2020, which vote from home on this year's film.
- Corn Island, by George Ovashvili
Georgia, 2014 - Audience Award at FIFF 2015.
- Dunia, by Jocelyne Saab
Egypt, 2006 - Audience Award and Youth Jury Award at FIFF 2006.
- Fish & Cat, by Shahram Mokri
Iran, 2013 – single shot movie presented at FIFF 2014.
- Foxtrot, by Samuel Maoz
Israel, 2017 – in Competition at FIFF 2018.
- El Otro, by Ariel Rotter
Argentina, 2007 - Audience Award at FIFF 2007.
- La Vida es silbar, by Fernando Pérez
Cuba, 1998 - Audience Award at FIFF 1999.
- White Sun, by Deepak Rauniyar
Nepal, 2016 - awarded four times at FIFF 2017.
- Yeelen, by Souleyman Cissé
Mali, 1987 - Grand Prix at FIFF 1988.
- You Will Die at 20, by Amjad Abu Alala
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar, 2019 - one of the twelve movies selected in the International Competition: Feature Films of FIFF 2020.
Gems on Outside The Box
- Adieu à l’Afrique, documentary by Pierre-Alain Meier (Switzerland 2017)
- Ceux qui travaillent, by Antoine Russbach (Switzerland 2019)
- Cómprame un revolver, by Julio Hernández Cordón (Mexico, Columbia 2018)
- Free to run, documentary by Pierre Morath (Switzerland, France, Belgium 2016)
- Gaspard va au mariage, by Anthony Cordier (France 2018)
- Home, by Anthony Cordier (France 2018)
- I’m not a Witch, by Rungano Nyoni (Zambia, UK, France, Germany 2017)
- Jupiter’s Moon, by Kornél Mundruczó (Ungarn, Deutschland 2017)
- Much Loved und Razzia, by Nabil Ayouch (Marocco 2015 und 2018)
- Gordon and Paddy, animation film by Linda Hambäck (Sweden, 2019)
Swiss production on filmo.ch
- Das Boot ist voll, by Markus Imhoff (Switzerland 1981)
- Charles mort ou vif, by Alain Tanner (Switzerland 1969)
- Grauzone, by Fredi M. Murer (Switzerland 1979)
- Höhenfeuer, by Fredi M. Murer (Switzerland 1985)
- L’Invitation, by Claude Goretta (Switzerland 1973)
- Mais im Bundeshuus – Le génie helvétique, documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron (Switzerland 2003)
- Les Petites Fugues, by Yves Yersin (Switzerland 1979)
- Reise der Hoffnung, by Xavier Koller (Switzerland 1990)
- Siamo Italiani, documentary by Alexander J. Seiler, Rob Gnanrt & June Kovach (Switzerland 1964)
- War Photographer, documentary by Christian Frei (Switzerland 2001)
Silent and spoken masterpieces on openculture.com
- Battleship Potemkine, by Sergei M. Eisenstein (USSR 1925)
- The Bigamist and The Hitch-Hiker, by Ida Lupino (USA 1953 and 1953)
- The General, by Buster Keaton (USA 1926)
- Häxan – Witchcraft over the centuries, by Benjamin Christensen (Sweden1922)
- Intolerance, by David Wark Griffith (USA 1916)
- Judex, by Georges Franju (France 1963)
- The Kid, by Charles Chaplin (USA 1921)
- The Lost World, by Harry O. Hoyt (USA 1925)
- La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc and Vampyr, by Carl Theodor Dreyer (France, Germany 1928 and 1932)
- Zéro de conduite, by Jean Vigo (France 1933)
Netflix with the whole family
- The complete catalog of animated films by japanese studio Ghibli! (My Neighbour Totoro, Porco Rosso, Chihiro's journey, etc.)
- The Indiana Jones Trilogy (+1) by Steven Spielberg
- Back to the future, trilogy by Robert Zemeckis
- Babe, by Chris Noonan (Australia, USA 1995)
- The Goonies, by Richard Donner (USA 1985)
Top 10 on Netflix
- American Factory, documentary by Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar (USA 2019)
- When They See Us, short series by Ava DuVernay (USA 2019)
- Don’t F**k with Cats, short documentary series by Mark Lewis (UK, USA 2019)
- The Invitation, by Karyn Kusama
USA 2015 – Midnight screening at FIFF 2016.
- Moneyball, by Bennett Miller
USA 2011 – in the section Genre Cinema: Sport films at FIFF 2013.
- Nocturnal Animals, by Tom Ford (USA 2016)
- Up in the Air, romcom by Jason Reitman (USA 2009)
- Scarface, by Brian De Palma (USA 1983)
- Uncut Gems, by Benny & Josh Safdie (USA 2019)
- World War Z, by Marc Forster (USA 2013)
Bonus: third season of Ozark starting from 27th March!
Picks on Amazon Prime Video
- A good bunch of production by Brian De Palma (The Untouchables), Martin Scorsese (The Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Indiana Jones, Minority Report).
- The Addams Family, by Barry Sonnenfeld (USA 1991)
- The Aeronauts, by Tom Harper (UK, USA 2019)
- Fleabag, series created and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (UK 2016-2019)
- Heat, by Michael Mann (USA 1995)
- Hunters, series created by David Weil (USA 2020), with Al Pacino.
- The Man in the High Castle, series by Frank Spotnitz based on Philip K. Dick (USA 2015-2019) - a masterpiece that we would have loved to show in this year's section Genre Cinema: Topsy-Turvy Worlds.
- The Godfather 1 & 2, by Francis Ford Coppola (USA 1972 and 1974)
- Ring, by Hideo Nakata (Japan 1998)
- Shaun of the Dead, by Edgar Wright (UK, France 2004)