Catharine Des Forges

Director, Independent Cinema Office

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Banishment, The

2007

Andrei Zvyagintsev

Breathless

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The

1919

Robert Wiene

Cousin

1998

Adam Elliot

Kes

1969

Ken Loach

Paradise Now

2005

Hany Abu-Assad

Point Break

1991

Kathryn Bigelow

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Sweet Smell of Success

1957

Alexander Mackendrick

Winter Light

1962

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

I picked films I love that had a profound effect on me either emotionally or visually and that I would encourage other people to see.

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