Kyle Stevens

Associate Professor of Film STudies

Voted for

M1931Fritz Lang
The Passion of Joan of Arc1927Carl Th. Dreyer
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Le SANG D'UN POÈTE1930Jean Cocteau
All about My Mother1999Pedro Almodóvar
Daisies1966Věra Chytilová
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Blue1993Derek Jarman
Morvern Callar2001Lynne Ramsay


For this impossible task I decided to prioritize films that developed their own expressive cinematic language to achieve their aims. That is, these are films in which the relation of concept to execution is extremely intimate, films in which their directors broke free of constraints in deeply personal, humanist ways, ways that show the ongoing relevance of indicating the universal through the particular.