Lalitha Gopalan

Associate professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin

India/US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

13 Lakes

2005

James Benning

Amor

2002

Robert Beavers

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

2003

Tsai Ming Liang

In Camera

Ranjan Palit

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975

Chantal Akerman

Johnny Gaddaar

2007

Sriram Raghavan

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

1975

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Tropical Malady

2004

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Wire, The

David Simon

Comments

Time revises taste, time challenges love; time is cinephilia’s muse. And time informs duration. Not all ten films from my list a decade ago have survived; they haven’t lost their luster, but have been shunted to the archives awaiting exhumation on a later date.

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