Jay Kuehner

Independent programmer and critic, contributor to Cinema Scope, MUBI, Senses of Cinema

Voted for

Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
A Man Escaped1956Robert Bresson
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward Yang
The General1926Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
The Searchers1956John Ford
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman


Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

A Man Escaped

1956 France

“I could feel I was being watched. I didn’t dare move.”


1958 USA

“One final thing I have to do… and then I'll be free of the past.”

Man with a Movie Camera

1929 Ukrainian SSR, USSR


Of visual phenomena…

(a film without a scenario)"

A Brighter Summer Day

1991 Taiwan

Are you lonesome tonight?

The General

1926 USA

“If you lose this war don't blame me.”

The Searchers

1956 USA

"That'll be the day."

Beau travail

1998 France

"This is the rhythm of my life

My life, oh yeah"

Sans Soleil

1982 France

"How can one remember thirst?"

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

"…every second passing through your body."

Further remarks

"…and the gentle light that strays and vanishes

and returns." – Adam Zagajewski