Pawel Pawlikowski

Last Resort; My Summer of Love

UK/Poland

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Breaking the Waves

1996

Lars von Trier

Death of Mr Lazarescu, The

2005

Cristi Puiu

Fargo

1995

Joel & Ethan Coen

Fight Club

1999

David Fincher

Mulholland Dr

2003

David Lynch

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

2011

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Rosetta

1999

Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne

Ciénaga, La

2001

Lucrecia Martel

Viva l'Amour

1994

Tsai Ming Liang

You, The Living

2007

Roy Andersson

Comments

I instead of repeating my top ten from 2002, I decided it would be interesting to select my favourites only from films made since 1992, if only to prove the point that original filmmaking didn't just peter out in mid-1970s – that great works could still be made in cinema's period of decline, against the odds. I'm doing this in the safe knowledge that Citizen Kane, Tokyo Story, Bicycle Thieves, The Godfather etc will still come top of the poll, and that none of my choices will make the overall top ten.

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