Ian Wang


Voted for

Meshes of the Afternoon1943Maya Deren, Alexander Hackenschmied
Chibusa yo eien nare1955Kinuyo Tanaka
News from Home1976Chantal Akerman
West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty1979Med Hondo
An AUTUMN'S TALE1987Mabel Cheung Yuen-ting
Tongues Untied1989Marlon Riggs
BA WANG BIE JI1993Chen Kaige
ZHANTAI2000Jia Zhangke
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya2013Isao Takahata
Certain Women2015Kelly Reichardt


Thank you to my mum who showed me two of these films when I was 18, just starting to write (very bad) criticism and trying to teach myself about the world of cinema beyond Hollywood. I tried to make my list in that spirit: ten films which have nourished me, which made me feel things I didn't know it was possible to feel, and which offer a way of thinking about cinema as more than a site of capital accumulation.