Isamu Hirabayashi

Film Director

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
The Ballad of Narayama1983Shohei Imamura
DANCER IN THE DARK2000Lars von Trier
The Elephant Man1980David Lynch
Rashomon1950Akira Kurosawa
Spirited Away2001Hayao Miyazaki
A Torinói Ió2011Béla Tarr
Hard to Be a God2013Alexei German
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives2010Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The Nightmare before Christmas1993Henry Selick


2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

A film that is perfect in every way. Artistic and philosophical. The strength of the images is unparalleled.

The Ballad of Narayama

1983 Japan

A film about human nature using indigenous Japanese customs.


2000 Denmark, France, Sweden, Italy, Germany

A musical film with great acting and music by Björk.

The Elephant Man

1980 USA

David Lynch's best film.


1950 Japan

A great film with a good mix of art, philosophy and entertainment.

Spirited Away

2001 Japan

Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece.

A Torinói Ió

2011 Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany

A philosophical and experimental art film.

Hard to Be a God

2013 Russian Federation

An artistic film with a strong impression of mud.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

2010 Thailand, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands

This film makes us think intensely about the fact that humans are part of nature.

The Nightmare before Christmas

1993 USA

A highly accomplished art film made with stop-motion animation.