Oriol Estrada

Spain/Dominican Republic

Voted for

The Apple1997Samira Makhmalbaf
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Three Colours Blue1993Krzysztof Kieslowski
CHICHI ARIKI1942Yasujirō Ozu
The Quince Tree Sun1992Víctor Erice
Barry Lyndon1975Stanley Kubrick
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Andrei Rublev1966Andrei Tarkovsky
Werckmeister Harmonies2000Béla Tarr
Tempestad2016Tatiana Huezo


The Apple

1997 Iran, France

I saw this film at the same age the director shot it, around 16 years old, and it completely changed the idea of cinema I had. I discovered for the first time that a transcendental film could be extracted from the closest reality with a simple handycam. That film also opened me up to other worlds, unknown until then, beyond the images of the news. And I began to understand the importance of cinema beyond entertainment.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

Perhaps the film that influenced Natalia and me the most in the way we look and the way we feel cinematographic time. A unique and unrepeatable film like its author.

Three Colours Blue

1993 France, Switzerland, Poland

I discovered Blue in my high school art history book. I spent class after class fascinated by the power and mystery that poster transmitted, and I was dying to see the film, but I grew up in a village and it was months before I found the film on VHS in a small store in Barcelona. I bought it and hid it as if it were a secret. When I finally got to see it I can't explain the impact it had on me. The film of my life.


1942 Japan

Never before or since "There was a father" have I seen a film that manages to connect me so directly with the paternal-filial relationship I have with my father. It is incredible that a film shot in a time and culture so different from the one I have lived in manages to penetrate so deeply inside me. Surely it must be a masterpiece.

The Quince Tree Sun

1992 Spain

With only a radio with news from abroad, a garden with a quince tree and an artist concerned with capturing the truth, Erice achieves one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Barry Lyndon

1975 USA, United Kingdom

The protagonist's story is heartbreaking, a great metaphor for the power and ambition of human nature. The fabulous scene of the seduction of Lady Lyndon or the burial of his beloved son to the rhythm of Haydn's sarabande, have not ceased to accompany me since I saw it for the first time. A perfect and timeless masterpiece that I watch regularly and that always surprises and touches me as if it were the first time.


1967 France

The most complete work of the genius Tati. Perhaps still too modern for today's world, but will the secret of his genius be deciphered in the future? No, I don't think so.

Andrei Rublev

1966 USSR

A monumental piece.

Werckmeister Harmonies

2000 Hungary, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy

We discovered it in film school in Cuba and I remember perfectly how it changed a whole generation of students. At the time it left us all speechless, but fifteen years later we still comment among ourselves about the impact that film had on many of us.


2016 Mexico, Netherlands, Canada

One of the most poetic documentaries ever made, with the permission of the masters Vardá, Peleshyan, Marker.... Each fragment of image and sound and each word contains a haunting beauty, pacifying and brutally heartbreaking at the same time.