Ulrich Seidl

Dog Days; Import/Export

Austria

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Even the Dwarves Started Small

1970

Werner Herzog

Gertrud

1964

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Gospel According to St Matthew, The

1964

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Husbands

1970

John Cassavetes

My Little Loves

1975

Jean Eustache

Merry Widow, The

1925

Erich von Stroheim

Faits Divers

1983

Raymond Depardon

Silence, The

1963

Ingmar Bergman

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

Comments

My selection of the ten best films of all time is very personal and based entirely on the films that have most influenced me and my filmmaking. Which films inspired in me fear, admiration and fascination? Which films lastingly formed and disturbed me? Which films stayed with me? Which films continue to mark me? Which films opened up inner and outer worlds, and at the same time showed me paths in filmmaking? All of the above applies to each one of these, my ‘greatest’ films.

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