Shirin Neshat

Women Without Men; Ballad of Intimacy

Iran/US

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Breathless

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Close-Up

1989

Abbas Kiarostami

Dreams

1990

Kurosawa Akira

Eyes Without a Face

1960

Georges Franju

grande illusion, La

1937

Jean Renoir

Melancholia

2011

Lars von Trier

Stalker

1979

Andrei Tarkovsky

Thin Red Line, The

1998

Terrence Malick

Comments

My list simply reflects a combination of films that have had visual force (as I am a visual artist) and films that taught me what cinema at its best can be in terms of content, narrative and structure.

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