DESISTFILM’S TOP 50 FILMS OF ALL TIME

Sans Soleil

To make a list about the best films of all time is in some cases, an exhumation process: Hidden films, which we have to give a breath of life. In other cases, is a process of vindicating the old glories under the guilty or aesthetic pleasure. In Desistfilm we’ve made a commitment to examine our sensibilities in depth, and built our own sentimental canon: Films without which we couldn’t translate a part of the world. 

Hacer una lista sobre las mejores películas es en algunos casos un proceso de exhumación. Películas escondidas, a las cuales hay que agregarle un aliento de vida. En otros, es reinvindicar a las viejas glorias bajo el goce estético o culposo.  En Desistfilm nos propusimos ahondar en nuestras sensibilidades y construir nuestro propio canon sentimental: películas con las cuales no podríamos traducir una parte del mundo.

desistfilm staff: Mónica Delgado, José Sarmiento Hinojosa, Catherine Beed, Vassilis Economou, John A. Riley, Jan Phillipe Carpio, Ricardo Adaliá Martin, Sarah Nichols, Blue Un Sok Kim, Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa, Lauren Bliss, Lea Liotine, Claudia Siefen, Julian Ross.
desistfilm editorial committee: Nicole Brenez , Lorena Cancela, Toni D’Angela, Surbhi Goel, Therese Grisham, Adrian Martin.

 

Aguirre

Claudia Siefen
Staff Writer 

  • Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  • Aguirre (Werner Herzog)
  • Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
  • Ruhr (James Benning)
  • Le Camion (Marguerite Duras)
  • Les plages d’Agnès (Agnès Varda)
  • Outrage (Ida Lupino)
  • The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  • Antonio Das Mortes (Glauber Rocha)
  • F for Fake (Orson Welles)
  • Brief Encounters (David Lean)
  • Eureka (Shinji AOYAMA)
  • Tatakau Heitai – Fighting Soldiers (Fumio KAMEI)
  • The Memory of Justice (Marcel Ophüls)
  • Germania, Anno Zero (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Looking for Langston (Isaac Julien)
  • Hamburger Lektionen (Romuald Karmakar)
  • Zigeunerweisen (Seijun SUZUKI)
  • Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson)
  • Hairspray (John Waters)
  • Haxan (Benjamin Christensen)
  • Pandora’s Box (G.W. Pabst)
  • United Red Army (Kôji WAKAMATSU)
  • People on Sunday – Menschen am Sonntag (C. Siodmak, R. Siodmak, E.G. Ulmer, F. Zinnemann)
  • The Women (George Cukor)
  • Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
  • Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
  • The Rope (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Audition (Miike TAKASHI)
  • Solaris (Andrej Tarkovsky)
  • Don’t Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
  • The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  • Room With a View (James Ivory)
  • Tokyo Drifter (Seijun SUZUKI)
  • Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
  • À Bout de Souffle (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai)
  • The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)
  • La Battaglia di Algeri (Gillo Pontecorvo)
  • The Bellboy (Jerry Lewis)
  • Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito)
  • Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
  • Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji MIZOGUCHI)
  • What’s New Pussycat (Clive Donner, Richard Talmadge)
  • Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (Helmut Käutner)
  • La Mala Educación (Pedro Almodóvar)

Vive L’Amour

Julian Ross
Staff Writer

October 2012

  • Instrument (Jem Cohen) (1999)
  • Man with Mirror (Guy Sherwin)
  • Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith)
  • Touki Bouki (Djbril Djop Mambety, 1973)
  • Vive L’Amour (Tsai Ming-Liang, 1994)
  • Entr’acte (Rene Clair, 1924)
  • Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
  • Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  • Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
  • The Man Who Left His Will on Film (Nagisa Oshima, 1970)
  • Diamonds of the Night (Jan Nemec, 1964)
  • Oasis (Lee Chang-dong, 2002)
  • Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
  • One Way Boogie Woogie | 27 Years Later (James Benning, 1977/2005)
  • The General (Buster Keaton, 1926)
  • Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963)
  • Still in cosmos (Takashi Makino, 2009)
  • Handsworth Songs (John Akomfrah, 1986)
  • Anna (Alberto Grifi & Massimo Sarchielli, 1975)
  • WOLS (Motoharu Jonouchi, 1965)
  • Fatima’s Letter (Aliya Syed, 1994)
  • Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)
  • Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2002)
  • Red Desert (Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1964)
  • Fog Line (Larry Gottheim, 1970)
  • Film Ist. 1-12 (Gustav Deutsch, 2004)
  • Dimensions of Dialogue (Jan Svankmajer, 1982)
  • Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952)
  • Footnotes to a House of Love (Laida Lertxundi, 2007)
  • Gerry (Gus van Sant, 2002)
  • Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959)
  • Los Olvidados (Luis Bunuel, 1950)
  • Melancholia (Lav Diaz, 2008)
  • Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
  • Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1933)
  • War Games (Donald Richie, 1963)
  • At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
  • A Page of Madness (Keinosuke Kinugasa, 1926)
  • Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)
  • Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
  • Code Unknown (Michael Haneke, 2000)
  • La Region Centrale (Michael Snow, 1971)
  • Vertical (David Hall, 1969)
  • David Holzman’s Diary (McBride, 1967)
  • A Man Vanishes (Shohei Imamura, 1967)
  • A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
  • Night of the Hunter (Charles Loughton, 1955)
  • Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
  • In the Year of the Pig (Emile de Antonio, 1968)
  • A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith, 1929)

The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie

Toni D’Angela
Editorial Committee 

  • The Quiet Man (John Ford)
  • Hell In The Pacific (John Boorman)
  • Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
  • The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Saint-Jack (Peter Bogdanovich)
  • The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
  • The Awful Truth (Leo Mccarey)
  • Ruby Gentry (King Vidor)
  • Zendegi Va Digar Hich (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Kamigami No Fukaki Yokubo (Shoei Imamura)
  • Sanma No Aji (Yasujiro Ozu)
  • They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray)
  • Francesco Giullare Di Dio (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Nostra Signora Dei Turchi (Carmelo Bene)
  • The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  • Road To Nowhere (Monte Hellman)
  • Tini Zabutykh Predkiv (Sergej Paradjanov)
  • Michurin (Aleksandr P. Dovzenko)
  • Elegiya Dorogi (Aleksandr Sokurov)
  • Celine Et Julie Vont En Bateau (Jacques Rivette)
  • Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • 3:10 To Yuma (Delmer Daves)
  • Winchester 73 (Anthony Mann)
  • Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher)
  • La Jetee (Chris Marker)
  • Mon Oncle D’amerique (Alain Resnais)
  • Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
  • Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage)
  • The Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol)
  • 4:44 The Last Day On The Earth (Abel Ferrara)
  • Antonio Das Mortes (Glauber Rocha)
  • Sao Jeronimo (Julio Bressane)
  • Accident (Joseph Losey)
  • The Ghost And Mrs. Miur (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  • Trouble In Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch)
  • They Died With Boots On (Raoul Walsh)
  • Greed (Eric Von Stroheim)
  • Morocco (Joseph Von Sternberg)
  • Sylvia Scarlet (George Cukor)
  • The Three Muskeeters (D.W. Griffith)
  • Aguirre (Werner Herzog)
  • Gertrud (Carl T. Dreyer)
  • Chimes At Midnight (Orson Welles)
  • Pat Garret & Billy The Kid (Sam Peckinpah)
  • Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli)
  • The Ladie’s Man (Jerry Lewis)
  • Last Days (Guns Van Sant)
  • Querelle (Rainer W. Fassbinder)
  • Une Partie De Champagne (Jean Renoir)
  • L’atalante (Jean Vigo)

Ali, Fear Eats the Soul

Therese Grisham
Editorial Committee 

My list is idiosyncratic, and I make no pretense of appealing to any broader standard than whatever goes into forming my taste. A statement which may be heretical: I’m not a true cinephile; I’m very interested in post-cinematic affect and stylistics.

These films are not in order; I can’t possibly rank them. Also, there are more than 50!

Note: my favorite director is Rainer Werner Fassbinder, hands-down.

  • Shock Corridor, Sam Fuller
  • The Naked Kiss, Sam Fuller
  • Poil de Carotte, Jacques Duvivier (sound version)
  • Panique, Jacques Duvivier
  • White Nights, Luchino Visconti
  • Whity, Fassbinder
  • Fear Eats the Soul, Fassbinder
  • L’innocente, Visconti
  • The Death of Maria Malibran, Werner Schroeter
  • Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia, Ottinger
  • Bildnis einer Trinkerin, Ottinger
  • Palermo Oder Wolfsburg, Schroeter
  • A Man Escaped, Bresson
  • Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell
  • 35 Rhums, Denis
  • Outrage, Lupino
  • Craig’s Wife, Arzner
  • The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry, Robert Siodmak
  • Safe, Todd Haynes
  • Poison, Todd Haynes
  • Superstar, Haynes
  • Imitation of Life, Sirk
  • Looking for Langston, Isaac Julien
  • Invisible Adversaries, Valie Export
  • A Brighter Summer Day, Edward Yang
  • Bullet in the Head, John Woo
  • Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich
  • Wanda, Barbara Loden
  • The Reckless Moment, Ophuls
  • The Earrings of Madame De. . ., Ophuls
  • Rocco e i suoi Fratelli, Visconti
  • Trouble Every Day, Claire Denis
  • Sweetie, Jane Campion
  • Vampyr, Carl Dreyer
  • M, Fritz Lang
  • Mouchette, Bresson
  • Golden Eighties, Chantal Akerman
  • Seven Women, Seven Sins (esp. Greed and Pride), various directors
  • Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay
  • Small Deaths, Lynne Ramsay
  • Meek’s Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt
  • On Dangerous Ground, Nicholas Ray
  • Fox and his Friends, Fassbinder
  • Veronika Voss, Fassbinder
  • Schlußakkord, Douglas Sirk (Detlef Sierck)
  • Blue Steel, Kathryn Bigelow
  • The Loveless, Kathryn Bigelow
  • Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow
  • White Dog, Sam Fuller
  • Plaff! Juan Carlos Tabío
  • The Seventh Continent, Michael Haneke
  • Shadows, John Cassavetes
  • Opening Night, Cassavetes
  • Gertrud, Dreyer

Á Nos Amours

Adrian Martin
Editorial Committee 

Amusingly enough, this opportunity to beef up my 2012 list for the Sight and Sound poll allows me to unleash my old-school-cinephile side, which I repressed for the sake of a humble intervention into contemporary canon-formation: I’m referring to those classic French and American auteurs who I really think are great. But the magic number of 50, while again arbitrary and frustrating (we all need 1000 slots, like Jonathan Rosenbaum!), also allows me to gain back more Asian cinema, more women, more experimental work, more comedy, and (one of the saddest victims of the canon process) some non-feature-length films. It also results in a list that, I am happy to say, doesn’t look wholly like (as so many canon lists these days do) an advertisement for Criterion DVD!.

  • À nos amours (Pialat)
  • Alumbramiento (Erice)
  • Angel Face (Preminger)
  • Anna (Alberto Grifi/Massimo Sarchielli)
  • Artists and Models (Tashlin)
  • Bande à part (Godard)
  • Behindert (Dwoskin)
  • By the Bluest of Seas (Boris Barnet/S. Mardanin)
  • Capitalism: Child Labor (Ken Jacobs)
  • Certified Copy (Kiarostami)
  • Cléo from 5 to 7 (Varda)
  • Le départ (Skolimowski)
  • L’eclisse (Antonioni)
  • L’enfant secret (Garrel)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Hughes)
  • Floating Clouds (Naruse)
  • F for Fake (Welles)
  • Gare du nord (Rouch)
  • I Was Born, But … (Ozu)
  • The Ladies’ Man (Jerry Lewis)
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
  • Love Streams (Cassavetes)
  • La maman et la putain (Eustache)
  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Sturges)
  • Mirror (Tarkovsky)
  • The Naked Kiss (Fuller)
  • Notorious (Hitchcock)
  • Nuit et jour (Akerman)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
  • Outer Space (Tscherkassky)
  • Partie de campagne (Renoir)
  • Peter Ibbetson (Hathaway)
  • Rio Bravo (Hawks)
  • Rosetta (Dardennes)
  • Scarlet Street (Lang)
  • Seven Women (Ford)
  • Smiley Face (Araki)
  • Stars in My Crown (Tourneur)
  • Sunrise (Murnau)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
  • The River (Tsai)
  • The Smiling Lieutenant (Lubitsch)
  • The Tom Blair Trilogy: Last Chants for a Slow Dance / Sure Fire / The Bed You Sleep In (Jon Jost)
  • The Typhoon Club (Somai)
  • Three Times (Hou)
  • Un lac (Grandrieux)
  • Wanda (Loden)
  • Wild Grass (Resnais)
  • Wild Night in El Reno (Kuchar)

© Adrian Martin 18 August 2012

Une Visite au Louvre

Nicole Brenez
Editorial Committee

As a consequence of the Sight & Sound Poll, I choose to mention only contemporary films, made between 2000 and 2012. These decade/years were amazingly rich, flourishing, explosive in terms of creation and experiments, as were the 1890s and the 1920s, 1960s, 1970s. At the same time, I’m feeling it’s more and more difficult for the artists to be recognized “in real time”, especially of course when they are young and coming from non-western countries. Of course I could provide a list of 50X2 films, as there is so many magnificent works coming from everywhere.

  • 0778 man.road.river – Marcellvs l, Brazil, 2004
  • 48 – Susana de Sousa Dias, Portugal, 2009
  • Airport Hammam-Lif – Slim Ben Chiekh, Tunisia, 2007
  • Algérie Tours/Détours – Oriane Brun-Moschetti & Leïla Morouche, France, 2007
  • Amer & Nasser. Iraqi Brothers – Al Fadhil, Iraq, 2003
  • An Injury to One – Travis Wilkerson, USA, 2002
  • L’Arrière-saison – Philippe Grandrieux, France, 2006
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty – Jonas Mekas, USA, 2000
  • At Sea – Peter Hutton, USA, 2007
  • A Visit to the Louvre – Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, France, 2004
  • A Whiter Shade – Marylène Negro, France, 2009
  • Baise-moi – Virginie Despente & Coralie Trinh Thi, France, 2000
  • Barbie también puede estar tristee – Albertina Carri, Argentina, 2001
  • Battle royale – Kinji Fukasaku, Japan, 2000
  • Border – Laura Waddington, Belgium, 2004
  • Boyzone – Clarisse Hahn, France, 1998-2009
  • Camera War – Lech Kowalski, International, 2009 (Film/website)
  • Capitalism: Slavery – Ken Jacobs, USA, 2006
  • Chic Point. Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints – Sharif Waked, Israel, 2003
  • Correspondencias – Jonas Mekas and José Luis Guerin, USA/Spain, 2011
  • Dans le noir du temps – Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland, 2002
  • Deep Play – Harun Farocki, Germany, 2007 (installation)
  • Double Take – Johan Grimonprez, Belgium/Germany/Netherlands, 2009
  • Film – Tacita Dean, UK, 2011 (installation/exhibition)
  • In Public – Jia Zangke, China, 2001
  • Instructions for a Light & Sound Machine – Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 2005
  • Ivan’s Beard – Pierre Léon, France, 2009
  • Kids + Money – Lauren Greenfield, USA, 2008
  • Killed – William E. Jones, USA, 2009 (film+book)
  • Meditations on Revolution, Part IV: Greenville, MS – Robert Fenz, USA, 2001
  • Mobile Men – Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thaïland, 2008
  • Moments choisis des Histoire(s) du cinéma – Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland, 2000
  • Natpwe, Feast of the Spirits – Tiane Doan Na Champassak et Jean Dubrel, France/Burma, 2002
  • New York Zero Zero – Jérôme Schlomoff, France, 2006
  • Oh ! Uomo – Angela Ricci Lucchi et Yervant Gianikian, Italia, 2004
  • On Hitler’s Highway – Lech Kowalski, France/Germany, 2002
  • Perfect Day – Ange Leccia, France, 2008
  • Petition—The Court of the Complainants – Zhao Liang, China, 2009
  • Profite Motive and the Whispering Wind – John Gianvito, USA, 2007
  • Primitive – Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thaïland/UK/Germany, 2009 (exhibition)
  • Revolution – Khaled Hafez, Egypt, 2006
  • The Scissors – Mounir Fatmi, Morocco, 2003
  • The Screening – Ariane Michel, France, 2007 (Film/Installation)
  • Silencio – FJ Ossang, France/Portugal, 2006
  • Tarrafal – Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2007
  • United Red Army – Kôji Wakamatsu, Japan, 2008
  • Untitled part 3b: (as if) beauty never ends… – Jayce Salloum, Canada, 2002
  • West of the Tracks – Wang Bing, China, 2003
  • The White She-Camel – Xavier Christiaens, Belgium, 2006
  • Wild Strike (Genesis) – Chaab Mahmoud, France, 2009

The Age of The Earth

Catherine Jessica Beed
Staff Writer 

  1. The Age of the Earth (Glauber Rocha)
  2. Blue (Derek Jarman)
  3. Io Island (Kim Ki-young)
  4. The Travelling Players (Theodoros Angelopoulos)
  5. City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  6. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (Raul Ruiz)
  7. They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray)
  8. Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine)
  9. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas)
  10. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
  11. Not Reconciled (Straub & Huillet)
  12. The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)
  13. The Corridor (Sharunas Bartas)
  14. When the Tenth Month Comes (??ng Nh?t Minh)
  15. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  16. London (Patrick Keiller)
  17. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (Maurice Pialat)
  18. Elephant (Alan Clarke)
  19. Mother Joan of the Angels ( Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
  20. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov)
  21. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
  22. Wavelength (Michael Snow)
  23. News from Home (Chantal Akerman)
  24. The Fall (Peter Whitehead)
  25. Assassination (Masahiro Shinoda)
  26. Warsaw Bridge (Pere Portabella)
  27. Wanda (Barbara Loden)
  28. The House is Black (Forough Farrokzhad)
  29. Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi)
  30. Invisible Adversaries (Valie Export)
  31. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  32. On the Silver Globe (Andrzej ?u?awski)
  33. Kisses (Yasuzo Masumura)
  34. Marketa Lazarova (František Vlá?il)
  35. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  36. Kagero-za (Seijun Suzuki)
  37. Les Hautes Solitudes (Philippe Garrel)
  38. Anamnesis (Frans Zwartjes)
  39. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  40. The Asthenic Syndrome (Kira Muratova)
  41. The Wildcat (Ernst Lubitsch)
  42. The Wind (Souleymane Cissé)
  43. Train of Shadows (Jose Luis Guerin)
  44. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  45. La Jetee (Chris Marker)
  46. Disorder (Huang Weikai)
  47. Phenomena (Dario Argento)
  48. Subarnarekha (Ritwik Ghatak)
  49. Flaming Creatures (Jack Smith)
  50. Die Berührte (Helma Sanders-Brahms)

Voskhozhdeniye

Vassilis Economou
Staff Writer

  • 4 Luni, 3 Saptamâni si 2 Zile (2007) Cristian Mungiu
  • À Nos Amours (1983) Maurice Pialat
  • À Travers la Forêt (2005) Jean-Paul Civeyrac
  • Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed, Die (1926) Lotte Reiniger
  • Abschied von Gestern – (Anita G.) (1966) Alexander Kluge
  • Arrivée d’un Train à la Ciotat, L’ (1895) Auguste & Louis Lumière
  • Banditi a Orgosolo (1961) Vittorio De Seta
  • Brigitte et Brigitte (1966) Luc Moullet
  • Chacal de Nahueltoro, El (1969) Miguel Littin
  • Conseguenze dell’Amore, Le (2004) Paolo Sorrentino
  • Den Sedmý – Osmá Noc (1969) Evald Schorm
  • Diabel (1972) Andrzej ?u?awski
  • Drakos, O (1956) Nikos Koundouros
  • Fuoco! (1968) Gian Vittorio Baldi
  • Gamlet (1964) Grigori Kozintsev
  • Holy Mountain, The (1973) Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Homme qui Dort, Un (1974) Bernard Queysanne
  • Homme qui Ment, L’ (1968) Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • Humanité, L’ (1999) Bruno Dumont
  • Invasión (1969) Hugo Santiago
  • Iyulskiy Dozhd (1966) Marlen Khutsiyev
  • Jakten (1959) Erik Løchen
  • Jetée, La (1962) Chris Marker
  • Klassenverhältnisse (1984) Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
  • Körkarlen (1921) Victor Sjöström
  • Lac, Un (2008) Philippe Grandrieux
  • Maman et La Putain, La (1973) Jean Eustache
  • Nachmittag (2007) Angela Schanelec
  • O Slavnosti a Hostech (1966) Jan N?mec
  • Panna Zázra?nica (1966) Štefan Uher
  • Ples v Dezju (1961) Boštjan Hladnik
  • Posto, Il (1961) Ermanno Olmi
  • P?ípad Pro Za?ínajícího Kata (1969) Pavel Jurá?ek
  • Sånger från Andra Våningen (2000) Roy Andersson
  • Sedmikrásky (1966) V?ra Chytilová
  • Skuplja?i Perja (1967) Aleksandar Petrovi?
  • Son Smeshnogo Cheloveka (1992) Aleksandr Petrov
  • Thiassos, O (1975) Theodoros Angelopoulos
  • Valerie a Týden Div? (1970) Jaromil Jireš
  • Vals Im Bashir (2008) Ari Folman
  • Vedreba (1967) Tengiz Abuladze
  • Verdugo, El (1963) Luis García Berlanga
  • Volchok (2009) Vasili Sigarev
  • Voskhozhdeniye (1977) Larisa Shepitko
  • Vozvrashcheniye (2003) Andrei Zvyagintsev
  • Vremena Goda (1975) Artavazd Pelechian
  • Vtá?kovia, Siroty a Blázni (1969) Juraj Jakubisko
  • Werckmeister Harmóniák (2000) Béla Tarr
  • Yella (2007) Christian Petzold
  • Zoi Tin Ehoume, Mia (1958) Yorgos Javellas

L’Atalante

 John A. Riley
Staff Writer

  • L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
  • London (Patrick Keiller, 1994)
  • Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
  • Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943)
  • Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
  • Land Without Bread (Luis Bunuel, 1933)
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003)
  • Django Kill (Giulio Questi, 1967)
  • Salt for Svaneti (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1930)
  • Made in Britain (Alan Clarke, 1982)
  • Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica, 1990)
  • While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, 1956)
  • Still Life (Sohrab Shahid-Saless, 1974)
  • The Colour of Pomegranates (Sergei Paradzhanov, 1968)
  • Delius: Song of Summer (Ken Russell, 1968)
  • Stroszek (Werner Herzog, 1977)
  • Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky, 1948)
  • The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1963)
  • Tina Goes Shopping (Penny Woolcock, 1999)
  • Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
  • Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)
  • Highway Patrolman (Alex Cox, 1991)
  • It Felt Like A Kiss (Adam Curtis, 2009)
  • The Hand (Jiri Trnka, 1965)
  • Horror Hospital (Antony Balch, 1973)
  • Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
  • The Amazing Mr. Bickford (Bruce Bickford/Frank Zappa, 1987)
  • Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990)
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavajev, 1971)
  • Offside (Jafar Panahi, 2006)
  • Wings (Larissa Shepitko, 1966)
  • Robin and Marian (Richard Lester, 1976)
  • Tale of Tales (Yuri Norstein, 1979)
  • Closely Observed Trains (Jiri Menzel, 1966)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (James Whale, 1939)
  • Pirosmani (Georgy Shengelaya, 1969)
  • North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
  • Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962)
  • Film Film Film (Fyodor Khitruk. 1968)
  • Palms (Artur Aristakisian, 1994)
  • Savage Messiah (Ken Russell, 1972)
  • Falling Leaves (Otar Ioseliani, 1966)
  • Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
  • Pop Goes the Easel (Ken Russell, 1962)
  • Broadway, The Black Sea (Vitaly Mansky, 2002)
  • Gardens in Autumn (Otar Ioseliani, 2006)
  • Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969)
  • Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)
  • The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971)
  • Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

Skorbnoye Beschuvstviye

José Sarmiento Hinojosa
Managing Director 

A snapshot of 50 favorite films as in September 13th 2012 , 11:07 a.m.

(LIMITED TO 1 FILM PER FILMMAKER – IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, THOUGH ORDERED)

  • Son Nom De Venise Dans Calcutta Désert – Marguerite Duras (1976)
  • Skorbnoye Beschuvstviye (Mournful Indifference) – Aleksandr Sokurov (1987)
  • 7/64: Leda And The Swan – Kurt Kren (1964)
  • Dalla Nube Alla Resistenza – Jean-Marie Straub, Daniéle Hulliet (1979)
  • Trouble Every Day – Claire Denis (2001)
  • Camel(s) – Park Ki-Young (2002)
  • Özsi Almanach (Almanac of Fall) – Bela Tarr (1984)
  • Hatsu Yume (Installation) – Bill Viola (1981)
  • Persona – Ingmar Bergman (1966)
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz – Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1980)
  • Sans Soleil – Chris Marker (1983)
  • Meshes of the Afternoon – Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid (1943)
  • La Libertad – Lisandro Alonso (2001)
  • Dekalog (T.V. Miniseries) – Krzysztof Kie?lowski (1989)
  • The Falls – Peter Greenaway (1980)
  • Nuit Et Brouillard – Alain Resnais (1955)
  • Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo – Jean-Luc Godard (1993)
  • Living – Frans Zwartjes (1971)
  • Profit Motive And The Whispering Wind – John Gianvito (2007)
  • News From Home – Chantal Akerman (1976)
  • Honor de Cavallería – Albert Serra (2006)
  • A Woman Under the Influence – John Cassavetes (1974)
  • La Belle Noiseuse – Jaqcues Rivette (1991)
  • Der Siebente Kontinent – Michael Haneke (1989)
  • Rosetta – Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (1999)
  • El Espíritu de la Colmena – Víctor Erice (1973)
  • Ordet – Carl Theodor Dreyer (1955)
  • Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky (1979)
  • The Great Silence – Sergio Corbucci (1968)
  • Un Lac – Phillipe Grandrieux (2008)
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses Of Beauty – Jonas Mekas (2000)
  • Un Condamné À Mort S’est Échappé Ou Le Vent Souffle Où Il Veut – Robert Bresson (1956)
  • Le Filmeur – Alain Cavalier (1995)
  • Sous Le Soleil De Satan – Maurice Pialat (1987)
  • Visage – Tsai Ming Liang (2009)
  • Où Gît Votre Sourire Enfoui? (Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lies?) – Pedro Costa (2001)
  • 1 P.M. – Godard / Pennebaker / Leacock (1972)
  • La Maman Et La Putain – Jean Eustache (1973)
  • The Telephone Book – Nelson Lyon (1971)
  • Twentynine Palms – Bruno Dumont (2003)
  • Dal Polo All’equatore – Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi (1987)
  • Le Quattro Volte – Michelangelo Frammartino (2010)
  • Abschied Von Gestern – (Anita G.) – Alexander Kluge (1966)
  • Sedmikrásky – V?ra Chytilová (1966)
  • Il Deserto Rosso – Michelangelo Antonioni (1964)
  • Possession – Andrzej ?u?awski (1981)
  • Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y – Johan Grimonprez (1998)
  • Bilder Der Welt Und Inschrift Des Krieges (Images Of The World And The Inscription Of War) – Harun Farocki (1989)
  • The Right Side of my Brain – Richard Kern (1985)
  • Tenshi No Kokotsu (Ecstasy of the Angels) – Koji Wakamatsu (1972)

Plus 15 Bonus films which I couldn’t get myself to unlist….

  • Jag Är Nyfiken – En Film I Gult (I Am Curious, Yellow)- Vilgot Sjöman (1967)
  • The Great Sadness Of Zohara – Nina Menkes (1983)
  • Bara No Sôretsu (Funeral Parade of Roses) – Toshio Matsumoto (1969)
  • Les Amants Reguliers – Philippe Garrel (1993)
  • La Femme Défendue – Philippe Harel (1997)
  • Window – Ken Jacobs (1964)
  • Microscopías – Isaki LaCuesta (2003)
  • The Dante Quartet – Stan Brakhage (1987)
  • Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes – Werner Herzog (1972)
  • Veredas – João César Monteiro (1977)
  • Le Jeu Avec Le Feu – Alain Robbe-Grillet (1975)
  • Paris, Texas – Wim Wenders (1984)
  • The Addiction – Abel Ferrara (1995)
  • Stranger Than Paradise – Jim Jarmusch (1984)
  • Loretta – Jeanne Liotta (2003)

Plus one masterpiece from the old times of cinema:

  • Haxan – Benjamin Christensen (1922)

Mababangong Bangungot

Jan Philippe V. Carpio
Staff Writer 

A (Ongoing) List of Films that I Will Take with Me Throughout Life
(And Other Lifetimes)

(In No Particular Order)

  • Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare) – Kidlat Tahimik
  • Biyaya ng Lupa (Blessing of the Land) – Manuel Silos
  • Broken Marriage – Ishmael Bernal
  • Heremias: Unang aklat – Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak – Lav Diaz
  • Ni na bian ji dian (What Time Is It Over There?) – Tsai Ming Liang
  • Festen (The Celebration) – Thomas Vinterberg
  • Tôkyô monogatari (Tokyo Story) – Ozu Yasujiro
  • Ordet (The Word) – Carl Theodore Dreyer
  • Journal d’un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) – Robert Bresson
  • A Woman Under the Influence – John Cassavetes
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles – Chantal Akerman
  • Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from A Marriage) – Ingmar Bergman
  • Bad ma ra khahad bord (The Wind Will Carry Us) – Abbas Kiarostami
  • Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki – When A Woman Ascends the Stairs – Naruse Mikio
  • At Land – Maya Deren
  • Window Water Baby Moving – Stan Brakhage
  • The Thin Blue Line – Errol Morris
  • “Dans le noir du temps” – Jean Luc Godard
  • City Lights – Charlie Chaplin
  • No Quarto da Vanda – In Vanda’s Room – Pedro Costa
  • Werckmeister harmóniák (Werckmeister Harmonies) – Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
  • Zerkalo (The Mirror) – Andrei Tarkovsky
  • La règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) – Jean Renoir
  • Playtime – Jacques Tati
  • La Jetée – Chris Marker
  • L’avventura – Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Umberto D. – Vittorio De Sica
  • Ai no korîda (In the Realm of Senses) – Nagisa Ôshima
  • Francesco, giullare di Dio (The Flowers of St. Francis) – Roberto Rossellini
  • La terra trema: Episodio del mare – Luchino Visconti
  • In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (In a Year of 13 Moons) – Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • What Happened Was … – Tom Noonan
  • The Scenic Route – Mark Rappaport
  • Moral – Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • Fa yeung nin wa (In The Mood for Love) – Kar Wai Wong
  • Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) – Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Un coeur en hiver (A Heart In Winter) – Claude Sautet
  • Le genou de Claire (Claire’s Knee) – Eric Rohmer
  • Kôhî jikô (Café Lumière) – Hou Hsiao Hsien
  • Ruhr – James Benning
  • Mikey and Nicky – Elaine May
  • El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) – Victor Erice
  • La double vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) – Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Niu pi (Oxhide) – Jiayin Liu
  • L’Atalante – Jean Vigo
  • Hatsukoi: Jigoku-hen (Nanami: The Inferno of First Love) – Susumu Hani
  • Mobile Men – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Khaneh siah ast (The House is Black) – Forugh Farrokhzad
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story – Todd Haynes
  • Number One – Leighton Pierce

The Addiction

Lorena Cancela
Editorial Commitee

Yo creo en los cánones rotativos, en parámetros cinéfilos que pueden ser modificados, o revisitados cada tanto. Estas son 50 películas que al día de hoy recomiendo ver. La verdad, no sé si son las “mejores” de sus directores, y algunas de ellas no son obras maestras de la historia del cine como El Exorcista. Lo que sí se es que todas, por uno u otro motivo, tienen que ver con mi vida como cinéfila y también con mi vida personal.

De cada una de estas películas atesoro en mi mente una o más escenas, algún que otro sonido, música o canción. En honor entonces al impacto que han ejercido en mi memoria es que las he elegido. Las agrupé cronológicamente aunque, obviamente, no las vi en ese orden. Hay muchas grandes películas hechas 50 años atrás que, como Umberto D, lamentablemente tienen actualidad.

Soy conciente de que hay saltos que pueden parecer ser al vacío (que en ella convivan ET de Spielberg y Primer Plano de Kiarostami por ejemplo), pero ese es el aspecto lúdico que también tiene confeccionar una lista de la que, como en mi caso, no pretendo nada: ni convencer a alguien, ni discutir, ni ser la descubridora de nada.

La consiga era confeccionar una lista que sea una respuesta a la de Sight and Sound entonces como argentina y cinéfila tengo que decir que Mas allá del olvido, del argentino Hugo del Carril, cuenta la misma historia que Vértigo de Hitchcock, pero fue realizada 2 años antes.

Creo que podría explicar y afirmar que entre todas estas películas existe un vínculo secreto, inquietante, proclive a ser develado. Sugiero entonces que para próximos números cada uno describa, en un par de líneas, por qué eligió estos 50 films.

Esta no es Siglo XX, pero no puedo dejar de citarla: El hada de los repollos (1896, Alice Guy)

  • One week (1920) Buster Keaton
  • Luces de la Ciudad (1931) Charles Chaplin
  • I was born but (1932) Yasujiro Ozu
  • Une partie de Campagna (1936) Jean Renoir
  • La fiera de mi niña (1938) Howard Hawks
  • The Cat people/La marca de la Pantera (1942) Jacques Tourner
  • Umberto D (1952) Vittorio De Sica
  • La Ventana Indiscreta (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
  • Il viaggio in Italia (1954) Roberto Rosselini
  • Más allá del olvido (1956) Hugo del Carril
  • Tiré Die (1958) Fernando Birri.
  • Sin Aliento (1959) Jean Luc Godard
  • Cleo de 5 a 7 (1962) de Agnés Varda
  • Los paraguas de Cherburgo (1964) Jacques Demy
  • Repulsion (1965) Roman Polanski
  • Au Hasard Baltazar (1966) Robert Bresson
  • El Dependiente (1969) Leonardo Favio
  • El Pasajero (1972) Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Los traidores (1973) Raymundo Gleyzer.
  • Palomita Blanca (1973) Raúl Ruiz
  • El exorcista (1973) William Friedkin
  • Una mujer bajo influencia (1974) John Cassavettes
  • The killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) John Cassavettes
  • Suspiria (1977) Darío Argento
  • El resplandor (1980) Stanley Kubrick
  • E.T El Extraterrestre (1982) Steven Spielberg
  • Y la nave va… (1983) Federico Fellini
  • Doble de Cuerpo (1984) Brian de Palma.
  • Rue Fontaine (1984) Philippe Garrell.
  • Primer Plano (1990) Abbas Kiarostami
  • La Edad de la Inocencia (1993) Martin Scorsese.
  • Bajo los Olivos (1994) Abbas Kiarostami
  • Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar Wai
  • Ángeles Caídos (1995) Wong Kar-wai
  • Calendar (1993) Atom Egoyan
  • La Adicción (1995) Abel Ferrara
  • La princesa Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyasaki
  • Beau Travail (1999) Claire Denis
  • Bailarina en la oscuridad (2000) Lars Von Trier
  • Elogio del amor (2001) Jean Luc Godard
  • La libertad (2001) Lisandro Alonso
  • Perdidos en Tokio (2003) Sofía Coppola
  • Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) de Tsai Ming Liang
  • Café Lumière (2004) Hou Hsiao Hsien
  • Tropical Malady (2004) de Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Belle Toujours (2006) Manoel de Oliveira
  • Luz Silenciosa (2007) Carlos Reygadas
  • La mujer sin cabeza (2008) Lucrecia Martel
  • El Puerto (2011) Aki Kaurismaki
  • Tabú (2012) Miguel Gómes

La maman et la putain

Mónica Delgado
Managing Director

  1. La maman et la putain – Jean Eustache
  2. Au Hasard Baltasar – Robert Bresson
  3. Andrei Rublev – Andrei Tarkovski
  4. In a Year of Thirteen Moons – Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  5. Tokyo Story – Yasuhiro Ozu
  6. Histoire(s) du cinéma – Jean Luc Godard
  7. Ordet – Carl Theodor Dreyer
  8. Indiang song – Marguerite Duras
  9. Sunrise – Murnau
  10. Turin horse – Bela Tarr
  11. Seventh victim- Mark Robson
  12. A passion – Ingmar Bergman
  13. Possesion – Andrzej Zulawski
  14. The long goodbye – Robert Altman
  15. Profit Motive and The Whispering Wind – John Gianvito
  16. Aita – José María del Orbe
  17. Oh, Uomo – Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi.
  18. Mullholand drive- David Lynch
  19. La naissance de l’amour– Philippe Garrel
  20. In the mood for love – Wong kar wai
  21. Los olvidados – Luis Buñuel
  22. 35 ruhms – Claire Denis
  23. Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son – Ken Jacobs
  24. Kings of the Road – Win Wenders
  25. La jetée- Chris Marker
  26. Crash – David Cronenberg
  27. Dekalog – Kieslowski
  28. Manopsychotisches Ballett – Otto Muehl
  29. Bill Douglas – My childhood
  30. Under the sun of Satan – Maurice Pialat
  31. Shara – Naomi Kawase
  32. Häxan– Benjamin Christensen
  33. Images of the World and Inscription of War- Harun Farocki
  34. Meshes of the Afternoon- Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid
  35. Irma Vep – Olivier Assayas
  36. Nostalgia for the Light – Patricio Guzmán
  37. Pulse- Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  38. 1 P.M. – Jean Luc Godard, Pennebaker and Leacock
  39. L’Humanité- Bruno Dumont
  40. Faces – John Cassavetes
  41. Go-go second time virgin – Koji Wakamatsu
  42. Kwaidan – Masaki Kobayashi
  43. The Awful Truth – Leo McCarey
  44. Living – Frans Zwartjes
  45. The Quiet Man – John Ford
  46. Assault on Precinct 13 – John Carpenter
  47. The hitch – hiker – Ida Lupino
  48. Un Lac – Phillipe Grandrieux
  49. Desistfilm – Stan Brakhage
  50. A walk with a zombie – Jacques Tourneur

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Duende y misterio del flamenco

strong>Ricardo Adaliá Martin
Staff Writer 

(No particular order)

  • Duende y misterio del flamenco (Edgar Neville, 1952)
  • Éloge de l’amour (Jean-Luc Godard, 2001)
  • Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard, 2010)
  • Notre musique (Jean-Luc Godard, 2004)
  • Hélas pour moi (Jean-Luc Godard, 1992)
  • Sauvage innocence (Philippe Garrel, 2001)
  • Le Vent de la nuit ((Philippe Garrel, 1999)
  • Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974)
  • Quatre nuits d’un rêveur (Robert Bresson, 1971)
  • Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (Ernst Lubitsch, 1938)
  • The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1934)
  • Low life (Nicholas Klotz, 2011)
  • La vallée close (Jean-Claude Rousseau, 2000)
  • Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso, 2008)
  • Los muertos (Lisandro Alonso, 2004)
  • La libertad (Lisandro Alonso, 2001)
  • Fantasma (Lisandro Alonso, 2006)
  • Juventude Em Marcha (Pedro Costa, 2006)
  • Kamen (Alexandr Sokurov, 1992)
  • Honor de Cavalleria (Albert Serra, 2006)
  • Miyamoto Musáis (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1944)
  • Tokyo monogatari (Yasujir? Ozu, 1953)
  • The Tin Star (Anthony Mann, 1957)
  • Fort Apache (John Ford, 1948)
  • Donovan’s Reef (John Ford, 1963)
  • Ma nuit chez Maud (Eric Rohmer, 1969)
  • Woman on the beach (Hong Sang-soo, 2006)
  • Hahaha (Hong Sang-soo, 2010)
  • Oki`s Movie (Hong Sang-soo, 2010)
  • The day he arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)
  • Mes petites amoureuses (Jean Eustache, 1974)
  • Tiresia (Bertrand Bonello, 2003)
  • His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
  • A Girl in Every Port (Howard Hawks, 1928)
  • La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
  • Two Lane-Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1974)
  • Professione: Reporter (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)
  • Vanishing Point (Richard C. Sarafian, 1971)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (H.B. Halicki, 1971)
  • Deux fois (Jackie Raynal, 1968)
  • Treno popolare (Raffaello Matarazzo, 1933)
  • Parole dipinte (Luciano Emmer, 1946-1966; 2000-2009)
  • Under the Bridges (Helmut Käutner, 1945)
  • Follow the Fleet (Mark Sandrich, 1936)
  • Gösta Berlings saga (Mauritz Stiller, 1924)
  • Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman, 1930)
  • A Woman of Paris (Charles Chaplin, 1923)
  • Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)
  • The bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953)
  • Apartado de Correos 1001 (Julio Salvador, 1950)

Edvard Munch

Sarah Nichols
Staff Writer 

  1. Edvard Munch, Peter Watkins, 1974
  2. The Ice Storm, Ang Lee, 1997
  3. Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur, 1947
  4. Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession, Nicholas Roeg, 1980
  5. Shock Corridor, Samuel Fuller, 1963
  6. Il Gattopardo, Luchino Visconti, 1963
  7. Senso, Luchino Visconti, 1954
  8. A Ma Soeur!, Catherine Breillat, 2001
  9. Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold, 2009
  10. The Big Heat, Fritz Lang, 1953
  11. The Devils, Ken Russell, 1971
  12. The Music Lovers, Ken Russell, 1970
  13. L’Histoire d’Adele H., Francois Truffaut, 1975
  14. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Paul Schrader, 1985
  15. Grey Gardens, Albert and David Maysles, 1975
  16. Lacombe, Lucien, Louis Malle, 1974
  17. Peeping Tom, Michael Powell, 1960
  18. Hhere’s Always Tomorrow, Douglas Sirk, 1956
  19. Il Deserto Rosso, Michaelangelo Antonioni, 1964
  20. Safe, Todd Haynes, 1995
  21. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Chantal Ackerman, 1975
  22. Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, 2001
  23. Manhattan, Woody Allen, 1979
  24. Viskningar och Rop (Cries and Whispers), Ingmar Bergman, 1972
  25. Secret Honor, Robert Altman, 1984
  26. Shampoo, Hal Ashby, 1975
  27. The Last Temptation of Christ, Martin Scorsese, 1988
  28. Journal d’un Cure de Campagne, Robert Bresson, 1951
  29. Le Cercle Rouge, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970
  30. Pennies From Heaven, Herbert Ross, 1981, (based on the BBC mini-series)
  31. Sweetie, Jane Campion, 1989
  32. Crash, David Cronenberg, 1996
  33. M. Butterfly, David Cronenberg, 1993
  34. Onibaba, Kaneto Shindo, 1964
  35. F for Fake, Orson Welles, 1973
  36. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Spike Lee, 2006
  37. Cat People, Jacques Tourneur, 1942
  38. The Reckless Moment, Max Ophuls, 1949
  39. In the Realm Of the Senses, Nagisa Oshima, 1976
  40. The Piano, Jane Campion, 1993
  41. Mein Liebster Fiend—Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, 1999
  42. La Maman et la Putain, Jean Eustache, 1973
  43. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Sergei Parajanov, 1965
  44.  The Naked Kiss, Samuel Fuller, 1964
  45. The Golden Coach, Jean Renoir, 1952
  46. Faust, F.W. Murnau, 1926
  47.  The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese, 1993
  48. Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa, 1957
  49. The Innocents, Jack Clayton, 1961
  50. Marnie, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964

The Cheat

Blue Un Sok Kim
Staff Writer
 

  1.  THE CHEAT Cecil B. DeMille
  2. AIMLESS WALK Alexander Hammid
  3. TANGE SAZEN AND THE POT WORTH A MILLION RYO Sadao Yamanaka
  4. EARLY SUMMER Yasujirô Ozu
  5. A BOMB WAS STOLEN Ion Popescu-Gopo
  6. THE UNSCRUPULOUS ONES Ruy Guerra
  7. THE SILENCE Ingmar Bergman
  8. CHARULATA: THE LONELY WIFE Satyajit Ray
  9. DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT Jan N?mec
  10. SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS Sergei Parajanov
  11. JULY RAIN Marlen Khutsiyev
  12. THE KOUMIKO MYSTERY Chris Marker
  13. UNTIL THE SHIP SAILS Alexis Damianos
  14. DEATH BY HANGING Nagisa Ôshima
  15. INVASIÓN Hugo Santiago
  16. SON NOM DE VENISE DANS CALCUTTA DÉSERT Marguerite Duras
  17. PENTIMENTO Frans Zwartjes
  18. THE AGE OF THE EARTH Glauber Rocha
  19. MOTHER AND SON Aleksandr Sokurov
  20. MABOROSI Hirokazu Kore-eda
  21. FATA MORGANA Werner Herzog
  22. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SOLD THE SUN Djibril Diop Mambéty
  23. WHEN THE TENTH MONTH COMES ??ng Nh?t Minh
  24. ON THE OCCASION OF REMEMBERING THE TURNING GATE Hong Sang-soo
  25. THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES Abbas Kiarostami
  26. WANDERERS OF THE DESERT Nacer Khemir
  27. FIRE WOMAN Kim Ki-young
  28. THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  29. POSSESSION Andrzej ?u?awski
  30. NOSTALGHIA Andrei Tarkovsky
  31. STILL LIFE Jia Zhangke
  32. I AM CUBA Mikhail Kalatozov
  33. THE AIMLESS BULLET Yu Hyun-mok
  34. WHEN A WOMAN ASCENDS THE STAIRS Mikio Naruse
  35. GO, GO SECOND TIME VIRGIN Kôji Wakamatsu
  36. HARVEST: 3000 YEARS Haile Gerima
  37. BLUE Derek Jarman
  38. TAIPEI STORY Edward Yang
  39. DAYS OF BEING WILD Wong Kar-wai
  40. I STAND ALONE Gaspar Noé
  41. THE FOURTH DIMENSION Trinh T. Minh-ha
  42. THE CORRIDOR Sharunas Bartas
  43. MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  44. THE NAME OF A RIVER Anup Singh
  45. STILL LIFE Sohrab Shahid Saless
  46. OXHIDE II Liu Jiayin
  47. THE ROAD TO THE RACETRACK Jang Sun-woo
  48. HE GREEN RAY Éric Rohmer
  49. MELANCHOLIA Lav Diaz
  50. HUSBANDS John Cassavetes

The Mirror

Surbhi Goel
Editorial Committe

Note: Striking at the heart of the matter, often political, sexual, exploratory in nature, the selection is a peek into possibilities of defining elements of Cinema. What moves, excites, provokes, and makes one fall in love with life, people; films that are accessible, deep, and memorable – images that stay, fumble, segue into each other, making meaning of their own, often. Sometimes watching these films is a blurr – a melting point, a suspension of all sensations, dancing in a colloquium – ménage a cinquante and counting.

  • Zerkalo/Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky (1975)
  • Apu Trilogy, Satyajit Ray (Pather Pachali, 1955 ; Aparajito,1956; Apu Sansar,1960)
  • La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini (1960)
  • Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring, Ingmar Bergman (1960)
  • Zabriske Point, Michelangelo Antonioni (1970)
  • The Woman in the Dunes, Hiroshi Teshigahara (1964)
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour, Alain Resnais (1959)
  • Pierrot le Fou, Jean-Luc Godard (1965)
  • Latcho Drom, Tony Gatlif (1993)
  • Cairo Station, Youssef Chahine (1958)
  • L’Enfant Secret / Secret Child, Phillipe Garrel (1979)
  • Before the Rain, Milcho Manchevski (1994)
  • Duvidha, Mani Kaul (1973)
  • Eros plus Massacre, Yoshishige Yoshida (1969)
  • Bhuvan Shome, Mrinal Sen (1969)
  • Meghe Dhaka Tara, Ritwik Ghatak (1960)
  • If , Lindsay Anderson (1968)
  • Tompopo, Juzo Itami (1985)
  • Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei aka Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Sh?ji Terayama (1971)
  • I am curious (yellow), Vilgot Sjöman (1967)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman, Hector Babenco (1985)
  • Mullholand Drive, David Lynch (2001)
  • Chungking Express, Wong Kar Wai (1994)
  • Hunger, Steve McQueen (2008)
  • A.K.A. Serial Killer, Masao Adachi (1969)
  • City of Photographers, Sebastián Moreno (2006)
  • The day I became a woman, Marzieh Meshkini (2000)
  • For the damaged Right eye, Toshio Matsumoto (1968)
  • The Turin Horse, Bela Tarr (2011)
  • Little Fugitive, Ray Ashley & Morris Engel (1953)
  • Sedmikrásky/ Daisies, Vera Chytilová (1966)
  • La jette, Chris Marker (1962)
  • Monsieur Verdoux, Charles Chaplin (1947)
  • Mughal-e- Azam, K. Asif (1960)
  • Chocolat, Claire Denis (1998)
  • Where is the Friend’s Home?, Abbas Kiarostami (1978) – Ist part of the Koker Trilogy
  • Ten Minutes Older, Frank Herz (1978)
  • Sweet Movie, Dusan Makavejev (1974)
  • Je, tu, il, elle/ I, you, he, she, Chantal Akerman (1974)
  • Calcutta trilogy, Satyajit Ray (Pratidwandi/The Adversary, 1971; Seemabaddha/Company Limited, 1971; Jana Aranya/The Middleman,1976)
  • End, Artavazd Pelechian (1992)
  • Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman, Chantal Akerman (1997)
  • Le Coquille et le Clergyman, Germaine Dulac (1926)
  • The Hour of the Furnace, Octavio Getino & Fernando Solanas (1960)
  • Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Julio Médem (1998)
  • Sombre, Philippe Grandrieux (1998)
  • Trouble Every day, Claire Denis (2001)
  • Un chant d’amour/ A song of Love, Jean Genet (1950)
  • The Gleaners and I, Agnes Varda (2002)
  • Uzak/ Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2002)

Evolution of a Filipino Family

Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa
Staff Writer

The Phantom of Unknown Cinema

Making a list gives you nothing but tears. Making a list gives you nothing but the words ‘but’ , that go on infinitely .I would have loved to see Bergman or Antonioni or Tarkovsky on the list, but the phantom of unknown cinema haunted me to drag the classics out of the list. But what does the ‘Classics’ truly mean?. If Fellini was onewhy Bresson not?. So it’s just an exception of an exception of an exception. It’s like you have to summarize the whole universe into fifty lines .The condition of choosing was nothing but an injustice of your taste against world taste, your intellectual wannabe against your true faith in cinema , your own vision against the ‘against world vision’ . So this list was nothing but…. nothing.

  1. Evolution of a Fillipino Family (Lav Diaz/2004/Phillipines)
  2. Burden of the Beast (Paisit Panpreugsachart/2004/Thai)
  3. A Time To Live , A Time To Die (Hou Hsiao Hsien/1985/Taiwan)
  4. India Song (Marguerite Duras/1975/Fr)
  5. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul/2004/Thai)
  6. Handle Me With Care (Kongdej Jaturanrassamee/2008/Thai)
  7. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant/1991/US)
  8. The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson/1977/Fr) 9.Jonas Will be 25 In A Year 2000 (Alain Tanner/1976/Switzerland)
  9. Punishment Park (Peter Watkins/1971/UK)
  10. The Garden (Jan Svankmajer/1968/Czech)
  11. Barren Illusions (Kiyoshi Kurosawa/1999/Jp)
  12. Manila by night (Ishmael Bernal /1980/Philippines )
  13. Here and Elsewhere (Jean Luc Godard/1976/Fr)
  14. Platform (Jia Zhangke/2000/Chn)
  15. Pettition (Zhao Liang/2009/Chn)
  16. End (Artavazad Peleshyan/1994/Armenia)
  17. Mother Kuster Goes to Heaven (Rainer Werner Fassbinder/1975/Germany)
  18. I Can No Longer hear Your guitar anymore (Phillipe Garrel/1991/Fr)
  19. Vagabond (Agnes Varda/1985/Fr)
  20. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker/1983/Fr)
  21. The Mouth Agape (Maurice Pialat/1974/Fr)
  22. Palms (Artur Aristaksyan/1993/Russia)
  23. Midareru (Mikio naruse/1964/Jp)
  24. The Wild Field (Nugyen Hong Sen/1979/Vietnam)
  25. Madamme X (Tabea Blumenschein & Ulrike Ottinger/1978/Germany)
  26. Days of being Wild (Wong Kar Wai/1990/HK)
  27. My Childhood ( Bill Douglas/1972/UK)
  28. Susana (Luis Bunuel/1951/Mexico)
  29. Imburnal (Sherad Antonio Sanchez/2008/Philippines)
  30. Five (Abbas Kiarostami/2003/Iran)
  31. Fate (Zeki Demirkubuz/2001/Turkey)
  32. Synecdoche ,New York ( Phillip Kauffman/2008/US)
  33. The intruder (Claire Denis/2004/Fr)
  34. The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke/1989/Austria)
  35. Female trouble (John Waters/1974/US)
  36. Opening Night (John Cassavetes/1977/US)
  37. The Cruelty of Soy Sauce Man (Paisit Panpreugsachart/2000/Thai)
  38. Iedo Island (Kim Ki Young/1977/ST Korea)
  39. Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel/2008/Argentina)
  40. Still Life (Shorab Shais Salles/1974/Iran)
  41. Sombre (Philippe Grandrieux/1998/Fr)
  42. Shadow in paradise (Aki Kaurismaki/1986/Finland)
  43. Bones (Pedro Costa/1997/Portugal)
  44. Man With No Name (Wang Bing/2009/CHN)
  45. Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog/1971/Germany)
  46. The Camera Man (Buster Keaton /1928/US)
  47. The Garden (Derek Jarman/1990/UK)
  48. Lifeline (Victor Erice/2002/Spain)
  49. Black Girl (Ousmane Sambene/1966/Senegal)
  50. Birth of Seanema (Sasithorn Ariyavicha/2004/Thai)

Le Livre de Marie/Je Vous Salue Marie

Lauren Bliss
Staff Writer 

Chaos Theory:
50 Films

Cinema, as Jean Epstein teaches us, “mobilizes spatial relations”. What might this mean, then, to write a list of fifty films which have impressed me most, seeing as I align myself with Epstein when he writes that in the cinema “solids find their supremacy threatened”. Lists will of course change, but this is not only due to tastes changing; but to the nature of the cinema itself. It is an “inconstant, inconsistent, fluid”1. To my mind, locking in a series of films I consider to be the ‘greatest’ can only do an injustice to cinema. Therefore, to link the spirit of Epstein with the spirit of lists, I offer 50 films, in no particular order, from my recent memory, which have surprised and sometimes horrified me with their geometrical abstraction of love, politics and the body.

  • Le Livre de Marie/Je Vous Salue Marie (Godard/Miéville)
  • Daisies (Chytilova)
  • Prisoner/Terrorist (Adachi)
  • Coeur Fidèle (Epstein)
  • Wake in Fright (Kotcheff)
  • Showgirls (Verhoeven)
  • Escape from New York (Carpenter)
  • Sunless (Marker)
  • Planet of the Apes (1–?4)
  • The Thing (Hawks)
  • Crash(Cronenberg)
  • Beau Travail (Denis)
  • Jeanne Dielman (Ackerman)
  • Une Vraie Jeune Fille (Breillat)
  • A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavetes)
  • Art Deco Detective (Mora)
  • The Auerila Steiner films(Duras)
  • Spirit of the Beehive (Erice)
  • Twentynine Palms (Dumont)
  • Ten (Kiarostami)
  • Je t’aime Je t’aime(Resnais)
  • Procès de Jeanne d’Arc (Bresson)
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin (Wakamatsu)
  • Badlands (Malick)
  • Splendor in the Grass (Kazan)
  • Our Beloved Month of August (Gomes)
  • Mysterious Skin (Araki)
  • The Stars are Beautiful (Brakhage)
  • The Wayward Cloud (Tsai MingLiang)
  • Mauvais Sang (Carax)
  • Ken Park (Larry Clark)
  • La Captive (Akerman)
  • It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve (Grandieux)
  • Capitalism: Child Labor (Ken Jones)
  • Les Yeux Sans Visage (Franju)
  • Two Lane Blacktop (Hellman)
  • Milestones (Kramer)
  • Summer with Monika (Bergman)
  • The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo)
  • I Walked with a Zombie (Tourneur)
  • Samson and Delilah (Thornton)
  • TheNight of the Hunter(Laughton)
  • Orphée (Cocteau)
  • Titicut Follies (Wiseman)
  • Medea (Pasolini)
  • Fuses (Schneeman)
  • Café Lumiere (Hou Hsiao–?Hsien)
  • Vivre Sa Vie (Godard)
  • Knife in the Water (Polanski)
  • The Unknown (Browning)

1 See Epstein, Jean “Le Cinéma du Diable” (1947) (Trans: Franck Le Gac) in Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012.

Astenicheskiy sindrom

Lea Liotine
Staff Writer 

  • Astenicheskiy sindrom (Kira Muratova)
  • L’atalante (Jean Vigo)
  • Tropical malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • I was born, but (Y. Ozu)
  • Akai satsui (Imamura Shoei)
  • Alice (Jan Svankmajer)
  • Sedmikrasky (Vera Chytilova)
  • Simòn del Desierto (Luis Bunuel)
  • The hole (Tsai Ming-liang)
  • Tetsuo, the Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto)
  • Intolerance (D.W. Griffith)
  • The Hope (Yilmaz Güney)
  • Sayat nova (Sergej Parajanov)
  • Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes)
  • Ballet mécanique (Fernand Leger)
  • Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
  • Hana bi (Takeshi Kitano)
  • Bitter end of a sweet night (Yoshishige Yoshida)
  • Farwell my concubine (Chen Kaige)
  • Days of being wild
  • Boat people (Ann Hui)
  • Monrak transistor (Pen-ek Ratanaruang)
  • Bure Baruta (Goran Paskaljevi?)
  • Angst essen seele auf (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • The Cremator (Juraj Herz)
  • Eraserhead (David Lynch)
  • Nostra signora dei turchi (Carmelo Bene)
  • Un chant d’amour (Genet)
  • Roundhay Garden Scene (Augustine Le Prince)
  • The Cameraman’s Revenge (Wladyslaw Starewicz)
  • Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (Emil Loteanu)
  • Visual Training (Frans Zwartjes)
  • Moi, un noir (Jean Rouch)
  • La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti)
  • Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux)
  • Entr’acte (Rene Clair)
  • La Jetee (Chris Marker)
  • The ties that Bind (Su Friedrich)
  • Bed and Sofa (Abram Room)
  • Happy gypsies (Aleksandar Petrovi?)
  • The House is black (Forugh Farrokhzad)
  • Dimension of dialogue (Jan Svankmajer)
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Werasethakul)
  • Kurutta Ippeji (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
  • WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev)
  • The Man with the movie camera (Dziga Vertov)
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren)