Nadav Lapid

Emile's Girlfriend; Policeman

Israel

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966

Robert Bresson

mépris, Le

1963

Jean-Luc Godard

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

notte, La

1961

Michelangelo Antonioni

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

2011

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Silent Light

2007

Carlos Reygadas

Teorema

1968

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Through the Olive Trees

1994

Abbas Kiarostami

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

After hesitating and considering all sort of criteria and systems of selection, I've decided to follow the simplest idea of composing a list of my ten cinematic loves (giving up, of course, many others). Unnecessary to repeat how difficult it is to chose only ten films and how impossible it is to compare some of these extremely different films. I might say that it was important for me to include some new and recent films, because these lists tend naturally towards the old films, the classical ones, while for me cinema should not be classical but in constant movement, always doubting its own values and neglecting its own hierarchies. However, even this one criteria of selection didn’t demand any real efforts. The recent films I've selected were, to my eyes, so charismatic and so convincing.

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