Caspar Salmon


Voted for

Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
L' albero degli zoccoli1978Ermanno Olmi
A Portrait of Ga1952Margaret Tait
L'Atalante1934Jean Vigo
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Close-up1989Abbas Kiarostami
L' Inconnu du lac2013Alain Guiraudie
The Passion of Joan of Arc1927Carl Th. Dreyer
The Colour of Pomegranates1968Sergei Paradjanov
Beau travail1998Claire Denis


Looking at my list, I see that, in a very general way, the films I most admire are films of a poetic nature, which exalt nature and human beauty; films which have a miraculous, alchemical feeling to them; mostly slow and deliberate films, which somehow conjure heartstopping moments. The frenzy of Some Like It Hot is the obvious exception here; I had to have it for the sheer euphoria it creates.