Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|HERR ARNES PENGAR
|The Red Shoes
|Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
|Paris Is Burning
|Pat Murphy, John Davies
|Djibril Diop Mambéty
|Carl Th. Dreyer
A film that will always be in our top ten.
A family favourite. And eminently quotable.
A seminal film that changed us, and changed our thinking about cinema and what it can be.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
A filmmaker like no other. A film like no other.
HERR ARNES PENGAR
One of our most memorable cinema going experiences was going to see Sir Arne's Treasure at the 2009 ERA New Horizons IFF in Wroclaw. Spellbinding cinema, and hard to believe it was made over a 100 years ago.
The Red Shoes
No list of ours would be complete without a film by Powell and Pressburger, and The Red Shoes is filmmaking at its very best. We love this film. And Anton Walbrook - who we also love in Gaslight - and Moira Shearer deliver such memorable performances.
Paris Is Burning
A film we introduced our daughter to, and knowing it is now one of her most favourite films ever, fills us with joy and hope.
A small miracle of a film.
Had the pleasure of seeing a restored print of Touki Bouki at the 2008 London Film Festival. You could hear a pin drop in the packed cinema at the end of the screening. Brilliant cinema.
Cinema doesn't come much better than Ordet. Seeing it for the first time blew our minds.
We decided to make it a family list, and so our daughter also had to agree with every choice. Refining the list took a lot of time and almost every one of the final films could have been interchanged with another film we absolutely love, but choices needed to be made. We have a number of honourable mentions that so could have made the cut: Napoleon by Abel Gance (1927); Wanda (1970) by Barbara Loden; Diary for My Children (1984) by Márta Mészáros; and last but not least, Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock.