Jean-Pierre Garcia

Directeur, International Film Festival of Amiens

France

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Days of Heaven

1978

Terrence Malick

Leopard, The

1963

Luchino Visconti

Night Train

1959

Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

1973

Sam Peckinpah

Paths of Glory

1957

Stanley Kubrick

Samouraï, Le

1967

Jean-Pierre Melville

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

1960

Karel Reiz

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Silent Light

2007

Carlos Reygadas

Yeelen

1987

Souleymane Cisse

Comments

I choose ten movies that me felt full of emotion and that had an important impact in my life and work. It’s a pity to have to leave out movies and directors like Coppola, Scorsese, Visconti, Rosi, Godard, Truffaut, Tavernier and a lot of young French filmmakers, not to mention Glauber Rocha or Tomas Guttierrez Alea, or Raúl Ruiz and Paul Leduc from Latin America. And left out from Asia: Oshima, Imamura, Im Kwon Taek, Adoor Gopalakrishnan.

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