Films this year:
52. Werner Herzog, Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972).
53. Werner Herzog, Where the Green Ants Dream (1984).
54. Chang Tso-chi, Darkness and Light (1999).
Herzog is always deeply satisfying. Aguirre is so dangerous! And the Green Ants, too.
54 is one of the few perfect films ever. I wrote in my Japanese blog an attempt at the analysis of it. I watched it twice in a row. Maybe I will treble the experience.
Off to the South of Japan now.