AFI FEST recommendations

AFI FEST is about halfway through now (expect my midpoint summary tomorrow), but I ran into critic Robert Koehler last night and he offered to post his recommendations for films that are still screening. If you live in Los Angeles and you haven’t yet gotten a ticket or two, <a href="
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SECOND HALF OF AFI FEST

With AFI Fest at roughly mid-point, I thought it might be helpful to suggest several strong films screening either once or twice between now (Wednesday afternoon) and closing day Sunday. Given the dramatic improvement in AFI’s programming this year, there are many more films to consider than in recent years: the bad news in this regard is that there are some impossible choices; the good news is that the festival is finally serious about considering current world cinema that matters, so that there are more options than in any AFI Fest edition in at least the past 15 years. Titles are asterisked for must-see/essential/masterworks… –Robert Koehler

FUNUKE, SHOW SOME LOVE YOU LOSERS
*USED PARTS
*THE DUCHESS OF LANGEAIS
*HAPPY DESERT
CLOUDS OVER CONAKRY
*SILENT LIGHT
SHAME
THE AERIAL
*MUNYURANGABO
IRINA PALM
*THE YEAR OF THE NAIL
*THE UNFORESEEN
THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS: VAL LEWTON
THE SAVAGES
MR. WARMTH
*NIGHT TRAIN
*THE FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON
PIERRE RISSIENT: MAN OF CINEMA
*THE LIVING WAKE
*THE PASSENGER
*AN EVENING WITH JENNIFER REEVES
SMILEY FACE
CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY

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