Bertrand Mandico


Voted for

1963Federico Fellini
Mulholland Dr.2001David Lynch
Come and See1985Elem Klimov
Le ROI ET L'OISEAU1980Paul Grimault
Barry Lyndon1975Stanley Kubrick
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
Onibaba1964Kaneto Shindo
Céline and Julie Go Boating1974Jacques Rivette
La Luna1979Bernardo Bertolucci
Rumble Fish1983Francis Ford Coppola


1963 Italy, France

Perfection and grace. A narcissistic film, as cinema can be.

Mulholland Dr.

2001 France, USA

Cinema and its esoteric meanderings, indispensable actresses and absolute heroines.

Come and See

1985 USSR, Byelorussian SSR

Hell, described and shown with a frightening and flamboyant objectivity.


1980 France

Poetry and surrealism in cinema.

Barry Lyndon

1975 USA, United Kingdom

Kubrick, or the infallible perfection. At the same time, the sensitive fragility of the device.

The Night of the Hunter

1955 USA

An orphan film, a unique film, the tale of tales.


1964 Japan

Eroticism and death at its strongest.

Céline and Julie Go Boating

1974 France

The mechanics of the dream and the board game, revealed as illusory theatre.

La Luna

1979 Italy

A film that plays with taboos, the notion of incestuous love between live performance and cinema.

Rumble Fish

1983 USA

Teenage romanticism and cinematic expressionism, walking hand in hand.

Further remarks

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