Lizzie Francke

Editor At Large, BFI Film Fund

Voted for

Come and See1985Elem Klimov
The Headless Woman2008Lucrecia Martel
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Us2019Jordan Peele
The Portrait of a Lady1996Jane Campion
The King of Comedy1983Martin Scorsese
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma
Daughters of the Dust1991Julie Dash
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On1987Kazuo Hara
Don't Look Now1973Nicolas Roeg


Last time I chose films from my lifetime, this round I chose films from my professional lifetime (basically mid 1980s onwards), apart from Don’t Look Now - which I was too young to see when it was released but seeped deep into the cinema cathedral in my mind when I finally did see it and, along with the other titles I list, reminds just how great cinema can be as an expansive and poetic medium, now and always.