Lluís Miñarro

Filmmaker (Producer & Director)

Voted for

Ordet1955Carl Th. Dreyer
GERMANIA, ANNO ZERO1948Roberto Rossellini
Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
The River1951Jean Renoir
Un chien andalou1928Luis Buñuel
Le PLAISIR1951Max Ophuls
BARA NO SORETSU1970Toshio Matsumoto
High and Low1963Akira Kurosawa
Touch of Evil1958Orson Welles
The Red Shoes1948Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger



1955 Denmark

When I saw this film I began to believe in miracles.


1948 Italy, France, Federal Republic of Germany

This is a real (e)motion picture. Any film by Rossellini could be in this list. He is an inventor. For example: India: Matri Bhumi (1959) anticipates everything that we would later find in Still Life (2006, Jia Zhangke). My second favourite film by Rossellini is Fear (1954).

Au hasard Balthazar

1966 France, Sweden

Never before has an animal has been such a tender protagonist in a film. Balthazar questions us as human beings.

The River

1951 USA

The joy of life in an incredible flow between fiction and documentary.

Un chien andalou

1928 France

It is still, even 93 years later, the most provocative and modern film. Viridiana (1961, Luis Buñuel) could also be in the list.


1951 France

Unbelievable cinematography in a 100 per cent "big wheel" film. The joy of filming and making movies.


1970 Japan

Queer, punky, innovative, intelligent and made in Japan.

High and Low

1963 Japan

A thriller that maintains tension at all times and moves towards an ending of unexpected surrealist imagery.

Touch of Evil

1958 USA

The most precise way to reproduce the mechanisms of corruption. A brilliant intertwining of space and time. Anticipates some gestures of Hitchcock's Psycho (1960): a motel, a maniac concierge and Janet Leigh.

The Red Shoes

1948 United Kingdom

The dance sequence of the newspapers contains all of the fashion of John Galliano. This is what this film is: creativity, melodrama and colour.

I could have also included in the list Peeping Tom (1960, Powell).

Further remarks

As you well know, to choose only ten films is a nightmare. It could at least have been thirty films.

One of my favourite films is Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock), which is not in the list. I have the confidence it will reach first position anyway.

I would like to include Le Mépris (1963, Godard), Pharaoh (1966, Kawalerowicz), The Virgin Spring (1960, Bergman), Inland Empire (2006, Lynch) and The Music Room (1958, Satyajit Ray).

Omitting Naruse, Fellini, Douglas Sirk, Victor Erice; what a shame… I feel guilty.

I don't understand why West Side Story (1961) never makes the list. It invented Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’..!