Muriel Tinel-Temple

Associate Lecturer in Film

Voted for

The Immigrant1917Charles Chaplin
Rear Window1954Alfred Hitchcock
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
The Perfumed Nightmare1976Kidlat Tahimik
Handsworth Songs1986John Akomfrah
From the Pole to the Equator1987Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Katatsumori1994Naomi Kawase
Impressions2010Jacques Perconte
Toni Erdmann2016Maren Ade


The Immigrant

1917 USA

I could have listed all silent comedies for the freshness, innocence and invention of cinema. This one resonates today.

Rear Window

1954 USA

For the classicism, the rigour and pure pleasure of the narrative. Also, my first memory of being completely stunned by the experience of the big screen. I was 11. I’m still terrified by Lars Thorwald, the wife killer.

Cléo from 5 to 7

1962 France, Italy

To be seen with the other New Wave films, as a moment in time. This one especially for the journey into Paris in a taxi driven by a fearless woman, and for all broken mirrors.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

Another shock and a memorable experience, literally on my own, in a Parisian cinema. For Delphine Seyrig, but also for Akerman's daring and genius of youth.

The Perfumed Nightmare

1976 Philippines

A late discovery and an important entry for me into non-western cinema. For the humour, the cleverness and the determination too.

Handsworth Songs

1986 United Kingdom

With this film I discovered a cinema which needs to be made now, the importance of testimonies and action; and also the necessity of films made by collectives.

From the Pole to the Equator


Archived-based films form a major part of my cinephilia, especially when it opens up a new understanding of history and memory. This one opened my eyes.



When cinema rhymes with breathing and is part of a daily routine. For all diary films, family portraits and cinema as a construction of oneself.


2010 France

The beauty of the landscapes and their unexpected layers, the art of colours and the discovery of the infinite and rich possibilities of digital moving images.

Toni Erdmann

2016 Germany, Austria, Romania, Monaco

All in one here: the emotions, from tears to laugh, the portrait and journey of a woman of today, the freedom of the camera and the narration, and the boldness too. And it means I don’t have to choose my favourite John Cassavetes film.