William Raban

Thames Film; Continental Drift

UK

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Flower of My Secret, The

1995

Pedro Almodóvar

Clockwork Orange, A

1971

Stanley Kubrick

Level Five

1996

Chris Marker

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Tale of Tales, A

1979

Yuri Norstein

Vivre Sa Vie

1962

Jean-Luc Godard

Wavelength

1967

Michael Snow

You, The Living

2007

Roy Andersson

Comments

I have deliberately gone for variety here. Each of the chosen films has, in my view, made an original contribution to cinema and shown the medium’s capacity to replicate the language of thought. These films talk to me.

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