Dario Oliveira

Director, Vila do Conde Film Festival-Curtas; film and video curator and programmer

Portugal

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Amarcord

1972

Federico Fellini

Bicycle Thieves, The

1948

Vittorio de Sica

Blue Velvet

1986

David Lynch

Casino

1995

Martin Scorsese

In The Mood For Love

2000

Wong Kar Wai

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Paris, Texas

1984

Wim Wenders

Under the Volcano

1984

John Huston

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Zabriskie Point

1970

Michelangelo Antonioni

Comments

Here’s my list of ten films that changed my own view of cinema and, of course, for me represent aestethic pinnacles of achievement. I chose them because of the strong memories I still have of them decades after the first time I saw each one, some in cinemas in my own city, others in cineclub screenings, and some in film festivals around the world. I remember the feelings I had, the places where I saw them and the number of times I saw them again and again. This list could also include another ten from the last ten years of good films, but I prefer to give my first choices to the loves of a lifetime. Ever since I was very young, these films made me believe in this artform – they are relevant to anyone interested in art and culture, unique and unforgetable.

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