Hagar Ben-Asher

The Slut; Pathways

Israel

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Belle de Jour

1967

Luis Buñuel

Imitation of Life

1959

Douglas Sirk

Lazybones

1925

Frank Borzage

Life of Oharu, The

1952

Mizoguchi Kenji

Moderato catabile

1960

Peter Brook

Mouchette

1966

Robert Bresson

Night of the Hunter, The

1955

Charles Laughton

notte, La

1961

Michelangelo Antonioni

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Wake in Fright

1971

Ted Kotcheff

Comments

I have decided to create a list established strictly on an emotional foundation. Therefore, I have chosen films that left me, by the end of their screening, shouting at the screen: “How isn’t it I who directed this film?!”. They’re films I have grown to envy more and more from each and every screening, films I could not stop watching, films I grew to deeply hate and intensely love, films which have influenced the way I understand cinema, life, myself.

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