Peter Scarlet

Film Festival Director (semi-retired)
USA/Abu Dhabi

Voted for

Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
Sansho the Bailiff1954Kenji Mizoguchi
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Written on the Wind1956Douglas Sirk
Madame de...1953Max Ophuls
ZIR-E DARAKHTAN-E ZEYTON1994Abbas Kiarostami
Charulata1964Satyajit Ray
Trouble in Paradise1932Ernst Lubitsch
The Piano1992Jane Campion
L'Atalante1934Jean Vigo


These aren't just films to watch if stranded on a remote island; they're worth going TO a remote island to be able to watch them over and over again. And there are others I wish I could have brought on board too - The General, Vertigo, Chimes at Midnight, Floating Weeds, The Night of the Hunter, Wanda, I am Cuba, Breathless, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Meantime, The Wind, Mulholland Drive, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Puppetmaster. The head spins with happiness that such miraculous works could be made!