For someone whose most intense personal relationships are the ones with the strangers who occupy the remainder of the seats in a darkened cinema hall, for someone who believes that life begins when the lights are dimmed, for someone who quite simply lives and breathes the movies, a film festival is like Christmas. On crack. The recently concluded 14th Mumbai Film Festival wasn't any different. In fact, just the thought of watching the cinema of masters like Loach, Kiarostami and Haneke on the big screen was exhilarating, to say the least. True, some highly anticipated films were underwhelming while some films sneaked up on you and made you fall in love with them. So, below, in no particular order, are 10 international films that were my personal favourites at MFF 2012. And in true wogma spirit, I've given nothing away!
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