Best Documentaries of 2014 from Tue Steen Müller

25 December 2014

Tue Steen Müller, film-critic, co-founder of the several  Film- and TV-Festival, tutor on training programs from Denmark made his list of this year best documentaries.


A year has passed. I have seen films at festivals and in cinemas around Europe and in the US. I have seen films at home via links sent to me, thanks to many for their generosity. 2014 was a great year for the creative documentary, the one where there is an artistic ambition and a personal interpretation of the world we live in. I know it is "normal" in games like this to go by 10 or 25, but when I had my list of 16 I found it impossible to cut away, so you get 16 from me, below in alphabetical order, and in most cases you can click and get to a review. Photos have been chosen from films that I have not written about - here 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, UK.


Alphabetical order:

1989 by Anders Østergaard and Erzsebet Racz, Denmark/Hungary

20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, UK

Alentejo Alentejo by Sergio Tréfaut, Portugal

Citizen Four by Laura Poitras, Germany/US

Democrats by Camilla Nielsson, Denmark

Garden Lovers by Virpi Suutari, Finland

Judgement in Hungary by Eszter Hajdu, Hungary

Les Règles du Jeu by Claudine Bories and Patrick Chagnard, France

Mitch by Damir Cucic & Misel Skoric, Croatia

Of Men and War by Laurent Bécue-Renard, France

Olga by Miroslav Janek, Czech Republic

Pelican in the Desert by Viesturs Kairiss, Latvia

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by Wiam Simav Bedirxan & Ossama Mohammed, Syria

Teatime by Maite Alberti, Chile (photo)

The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark

The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France

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April 2022