Horace Ové

Playing Away; Pressure

UK

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Avventura, L'

1960

Michelangelo Antonioni

Black Girl

1965

Ousmane Sembene

Breathless

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Lawrence of Arabia

1962

David Lean

Pather Panchali

1955

Satyajit Ray

Persona

1966

Ingmar Bergman

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

Comments

Not an easy task! This is a list of ten films that have had the greatest impact on my life in general and as a filmmaker, growing up in Trinidad with the influence of Hollywood films of the period, as well as French cinema. Then there's the influence of the films I saw as a young man travelling through Europe in the 1960s and 70s, both surrealist and social-realist films – which contain themes and aesthetics that I attempted to include and explore in my own work.

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