Lucy Cohen


Voted for

The Spirit of the Beehive1973Víctor Erice
Aguirre, Wrath of God1972Werner Herzog
Persona1966Ingmar Bergman
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
Once upon a Time in the West1968Sergio Leone
Walkabout1970Nicolas Roeg
Kes1969Ken Loach
Ratcatcher1999Lynne Ramsay
Paris, Texas1984Wim Wenders
Badlands1973Terrence Malick


Ultimately, I'm really not sure I've watched enough films to be qualified to contribute to a poll such as this. The films I have chosen are those which have had a profound impact on the way I think about film and/or which continue to haunt me in some way. I have missed many contenders out – not to mention many amazing documentaries – but stuck on a desert island, I could watch these again and again, seeing, feeling and learning new things each time.