Chris Dercon

Director, Tate Modern

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Cézanne

1989

Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard

Maman et la putain, La

1973

Jean Eustache

Ne change rien

Pedro Costa

Night of the Hunter, The

1955

Charles Laughton

Pale Rider, The

1985

Clint Eastwood

Spiritual Voices

1996

Aleksandr Sokurov

statues meurent aussi…, Les

1953

Chris Marker/Alain Resnais

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

2010

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Yesterday Girl

1966

Alexander Kluge

Comments

Add to these a few other works by filmmakers such as Tsai Ming-laing, Harun Farocki, Romuald Karmakar, Garin Nugroho, Chantal Akerman, Jean Rouche, Lars von Trier or Peter Watkins – films that enabled me to see the images of cinema as a culture. Furthermore, they are personal films and personal images: they became friends and fellow travellers. They are like passages – passages in time.

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