|North by Northwest
|Francis Ford Coppola
|À bout de souffle
I wonder why, ten years later, my list is the same. And yet during that time I discovered the work of directors that I didn't know well – Pasolini for example, whose The Gospel According to St. Matthew I now love. There are also directors that I liked less before, but now, maybe because of age, life and its hardships, I have become a fan of their work. I have seen some films that will stay with me since 2012!
Why, from an initial longlist, are these the ten films that remain?
These are films that I saw between the ages of 14 and 25, which were, each in their own way, an aesthetic shock, a window opening, an answer to something at a precise moment in my life and in my quest to become a director. They are therefore the pillars of my temple of cinema. I can talk about each one at length, but the only reason that I chose them is that they helped me to live and become the director that I am.