Helmi Kajaste

doctoral researcher

Voted for

UMBERTO D.1952Vittorio De Sica
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
All That Heaven Allows1955Douglas Sirk
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes
Late Spring1949Yasujirō Ozu
The House Is Black1962Forough Farokhzad
Mon oncle1958Jacques Tati
Girl Friends1978Claudia Weill
The Awful Truth1937Leo McCarey
Spend It All1971Les Blank


I tried to choose films that have managed to lead me like a ram on a leash, as we say in Finnish, with no hesitations. Films that are clearly masterfully made by people who know what they are doing, and yet also have some inexplicable magic to them.