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Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Close-up1989Abbas Kiarostami
Beehive1975Fereydun Gole
Pulp Fiction1994Quentin Tarantino
DU LEVANDE2007Roy Andersson
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
All Lars von Trier‘s moviesLars von Trier


2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

This film separates you from the time and the space you're living in and makes you travel to the unknown. For me it’s the very definition of the meditative movie. It saves me from insomnia and I’m addicted to it.


1989 Iran

This film is the very purpose of filmmaking. Everything is so beautifully believable and at the same time so simple in the façade. At the end of it I was amazed and astonished by the impression it made on the viewers. Being believable without having to use all kind of cinematic tricks is something that only a great master can do.


1975 Iran

Might seem too bold of a choice and too personal but this internationally forgotten, ignored movie had a huge effect on me. The story of the rebellion of a man against the status quo, planned and achieved in a very absurd way: drinking in 7 different bars all over town without paying. What a great idea for a movie

Pulp Fiction

1994 USA

Has a special place in my heart. Brilliant abundant dialogue and great humour specific to Tarantino's world; making even fun of the cinematic forms is deeply liberating. The most comical movie I have seen.


2007 Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan

Madness, obsession, framing, odd humour, surprising the viewers in each and every sequence, having no limitations, the singing of the characters, full of creativity.

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

Extreme Great taste. Wong Kar-Wai is a very tasteful, thinking, emotional master of cinema at his best in this movie. Inspiring us to enjoy that much love for everything and that much beauty.

All Lars von Trier‘s movies

Madness, madness and more madness. A genius that shows us the complete meaning of madness better than anyone else.