Jan Troell

The Emigrants; The New Land

Sweden

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Hugo

2011

Martin Scorsese

Jules et Jim

1962

François Truffaut

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Misfits, The

1961

John Huston

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

Night of the Hunter, The

1955

Charles Laughton

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1937

David Hand et al

Some Like It Hot

1959

Billy Wilder

Hour of the Wolf

1968

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

This is a selection from the hundreds of films that have inspired and affected me through the years. These films are for personal reasons especially close to my heart and play important roles in my life as a filmmaker.

For example, Snow White was the first film I saw three times at the cinema as a child, which was rather exceptional in those days. It lit some kind of spark in my interest for storytelling. And Hugo, which is such a loving tribute to the magical media of filmmaking, made me so proud and grateful to be a small part of that world.

The films in between have all been inspiring steps along the way and continue to be so every time I revisit them.

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