Bina Paul Venugopal

Artistic Director

Voted for

Pather Panchali1955Satyajit Ray
AJANTRIK1958Ritwik Ghatak
Mirror1975Andrei Tarkovsky
QINGMEI ZHUMA1984Edward Yang
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
Black Girl1965Ousmane Sembène
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
1963Federico Fellini
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Aguirre, Wrath of God1972Werner Herzog


Pather Panchali

1955 India

The film has stood the test of time and viewed even today is a fine piece of poetry


1958 India

A stunning debut film


1975 USSR

Densely intellectual and yet superbly visual, the film demonstrates how cinema is a medium of ideas and not only stories.


1984 Taiwan

A bleak but exhilarating film which uses the cinema of plot to involve and at the same time distance audiences. With its forbidding solidity of a concrete-jungle environment, the film takes on an apparitional quality by pivoting on events that never materialise on screen, or do so only at the margins. While alienation and loneliness are the signs of a modern lifestyle, the director never is nostalgic for the past. Taipei Story, the film, registers as the muffled howl of an angry young man resigned neither to the reassurances of tradition nor to the enticements of modernity

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

The film was path-breaking in its introduction of a mode of storytelling not very popular in the west.

Black Girl

1965 Senegal, France

Brought African Cinema into the centre of film history.The film examines themes of exploitation, patriarchy, cultural appropriation and identity… it's rebellious and completely relevant today.

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

A timeless classic.

1963 Italy, France

The best film about filmmaking ever made.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France