Pirjo Honkasalo


Voted for

Andrei Rublev1966Andrei Tarkovsky
Mouchette1966Robert Bresson
La terra trema1948Luchino Visconti
Dekalog (Decalogue)1989Krzysztof Kieślowski
Hiroshima mon amour1959Alain Resnais
LETYAT ZHURAVLI1957Mikhail Kalatozov
Accattone1961Pier Paolo Pasolini
1963Federico Fellini


Andrei Rublev

1966 USSR

When I as a 19 years old film student walked out of the cinema into a freezing cold night I was trembling, something in me had changed and the change was permanent. I heard a voice inside myself telling me finally why I had chosen this path which I did not know. It was the only path which could lead me to what I did not know to exist.


1966 France

This is the most pure film of inherited and socially inherited evil in man. This is its beauty.

La terra trema

1948 Italy

This film shows the power of having no limits between the fictive and existing life as means of revealing the depth of human life.

Dekalog (Decalogue)


With the unique sharpness of observation, Kieślowtski lifts up everyday life to hum the spirit on every man.

Hiroshima mon amour

1959 France, Japan

It is the best film in the name of Marguerite Duras, the master.

Further remarks

This was a mission impossible but a nice one.