Cameron Bailey

CEO, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)

Voted for

Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Touki Bouki1973Djibril Diop Mambéty
Yi Yi1999Edward Yang
The Matrix1999The Wachowskis
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
Beau travail1998Claire Denis



1958 USA

Cinema's highest achievement in male confession.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

Quiet, remorseless and somehow more relevant with every passing year.

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

Horny melancholy has never looked better.

Cléo from 5 to 7

1962 France, Italy

Anger and generosity make for a difficult balance, but maybe the most important one. Merci, Agnès.

Touki Bouki

1973 Senegal

Feels like completely free cinema. Continues to give life.

Yi Yi

1999 Taiwan, Japan

A tapestry with infinite colours.

The Matrix

1999 USA, Australia

Cinema's most transformative text?


2016 USA

A balm.

Man with a Movie Camera

1929 Ukrainian SSR, USSR

A kind of bible.

Beau travail

1998 France

So much love in every frame.

Further remarks

Grateful for the opportunity to contribute.

Making no apologies for any and all gaps.

Making no apologies for a complete lack of historical coherence.

Going with pure personal passion for the films.

Starting from an acknowledgement of the cataclysmic shifts in how we talk about cinema between 2012 and now.

Grateful for those shifts.