Bruno Oseguera Pizaña
|The Long Day Closes
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|The Age of Innocence
|SIMÓN DEL DESIERTO
|My Brilliant Career
|A Brighter Summer Day
|Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
The Long Day Closes
An absolute masterpiece. Childhood memories are woven between a brilliant soundtrack and a film history lesson for the soul in this extraordinary work of art that I can only describe as a one-of-a-kind film experience. This is what films are made of.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
There are two films in my list that have one thing in common, and that is the colossal presence of Delphine Seyrig, one of cinema's true contributors and innovators. In Jeanne Dielman, Chantal Akerman molds and uses that presence to fill each and every single minute of her extraordinary film with such intensity and clarity that could only be matched by a brilliant director and her team.
A true clash of the minds: Kubrick + Nabokov in a film that is kind of shocking they could make in the time they did it. Rewatching it over time reveals new levels of twisted wit and sadness in all its performers.
One of the most visceral film experiences I had as a very young moviegoer (I was 11 when I saw it) and the impression has stayed intact. Holly Hunter's performance and Stuart Dryburgh cinematography is something from another world.
Marguerite Duras was a force of nature and a true visionary.
The Age of Innocence
One of the best voice-over narrations in film history and it's non other than the master Joanne Woodward.
SIMÓN DEL DESIERTO
Of all of Buñuel's films, this is the one that captures his very singular point of view on religion, desire and human nature at his purest. A hilarious and profound experiment that has one of the best cinematic presence in all Mexican film history: her name is Silvia Pinal.
My Brilliant Career
A film filled with such light and warmth in it's core that it's very hard to forget.
A Brighter Summer Day
A masterpiece from start to finish.
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
Catherine Deneuve Françoise Dorléac Michel Legrand George Chakiris Grover Dale Danielle Darrieux Michel Piccoli Gene Kelly Agnès Varda Ghislain Cloquet // All these brilliant people led by the master charmer named Jacques Demy.
My list has no particular order, these are the ones that keep coming back to my mind every time I hear a list of this kind being made. The minute I press submit to this list, my mind is gonna make a different one immediately after.
Only a brief note: of all the work by the late master Agnès Varda I just couldn't pick only one, every single film made by her is a wonder.