Nel Dahl


Voted for

Portrait of Jennie1948Wilhelm Dieterle
Stromboli, terra di Dio1950Roberto Rossellini
Gone to Earth1950Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
The Colour of Pomegranates1968Sergei Paradjanov
Ganja & Hess1973Bill Gunn
Céline and Julie Go Boating1974Jacques Rivette
Desert Hearts1985Donna Deitch
YANZHI KOU1987Stanley Kwan Kam-pang
Daughters of the Dust1991Julie Dash
Crash1996David Cronenberg


My selections are films I find incredibly distinctive, yet mostly underrated or worse upon initial release. I think of Jacques Derrida's words: "Cinema, when it's not boring, is the art of letting ghosts come back". Ghostly cinema, as through genre film’s expressive abilities, and/or the way most of these films’ reception were altered by poor marketing, bad cuts, controversies, etc.