Michael Temple

Film teacher and curator

Voted for

Shooting Stars1928A.V. Bramble
La Belle et la Bête1946Jean Cocteau
La ROSIÈRE DE PESSAC1968Jean Eustache
Riddles of the Sphinx1977Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen
Beyrouth, ma ville1983Jocelyne Saab
Eleven Miles1992
Solar Flare Arkestral Marching Band2011Cauleen Smith
Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III2015Kidlat Tahimik
Luz obscura2017Susana de Sousa Dias
Chez Jolie Coiffure2018Rosine Mbakam


Shooting Stars

1928 United Kingdom

For all the films about the world of cinema (you know who you are...)

La Belle et la Bête

1946 France

For the light fantastic (and to avoid having to choose just one Jacques Demy..)


1968 France

For the recording of change and for the cinema of seriality... (vive la Rosière)

Riddles of the Sphinx

1977 United Kingdom

For the 360 pans and critical intelligence (and for all the films made by couples)....

Beyrouth, ma ville

1983 Lebanon

For a cinema without fear and without borders (and the unforgettable Beirut trilogy)...

Eleven Miles


For all the road movies and for the love of music...

Solar Flare Arkestral Marching Band


For films made with nothing but warmth, wit, and a deep sense of history...

Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III


For all the filmmakers who never give up...

Luz obscura


For a cinema of memory and formal rigour...

Chez Jolie Coiffure


For a cinema of friendship and the everyday...

Further remarks

With a little imagination, all my missing films can be deduced from the above list...