Noah Cowan

Artistic director, Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox

Canada

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Birds, The

1963

Alfred Hitchcock

Days of the Eclipse

1988

Aleksandr Sokurov

Duck Amuck

Chuck Jones

Gate of Flesh

1964

Suzuki Seijun

Idiots, The

1998

Lars von Trier

In The Mood For Love

2000

Wong Kar Wai

Killer of Sheep

1977

Charles Burnett

Night and Fog

1955

Alain Resnais

Palm Beach Story, The

1942

Preston Sturges

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

1975

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Comments

Cinema occasionally suggests it has power over good and evil. These films, in the order that I saw them, always seem to come to mind on the subject. I should have included a contemporary film installation, like Apichatpong’s Primitive, but I chickened out. Next time.

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