Senior Programmer / Head of Acquisitions
|Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
|A Touch of Zen
|Come and See
|A Foreign Affair
|Heimat - Eine Deutsche Chronik
|SÅNGER FRÅN ANDRA VÅNINGEN
|The Loneliest Planet
A film that can be seen over and over again. So much going on in each frame that even when you would cover part of the image you still would experience a complete film.
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
The masterpiece of silent cinema. Murnau was really able to express everything with the cinematographic means available. Didn't need sound and hardly any intertitle and yet his storytelling is crystal clear.
A Touch of Zen
Groundbreaking genre-film, rich in its historic detail, its breathtaking choreography and its stunning ambiance. Influential for decades. Hu is King.
Come and See
Best (anti)war film ever made. An unparalleled cinematographic sledgehammerblow.
A Foreign Affair
My top-10 wouldn't be complete without a film made in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and more precisely made by one of directors like Preston Sturges, Frank Capra and Billy Wilder that created unforgettable films under the studio system. The choice went to A Foreign Affair because of its wonderful and ingenious file-cabinetscene.
Heimat - Eine Deutsche Chronik
The projection of the full 15 hours and 40 minutes of Heimat on a big screen on four consecutive days was one of my finest cinema-sensations. On day one the audience was a group of individuals, by the end of day four the joint experience made us feel like friends or family, aware of having shared an amazing journey through time and history.
Didn't expect Linklater could surpass his Before-trilogy, but then there was this incredible cinematographic experience called Boyhood. Wonderful, experimental and innovative idea, very well executed. I will never forget the screening in Eye, with Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Family of the Year present. Making an unforgettable movie-experience even more magical.
Naomi Kawase: master of the purifying cinematographic experience. Shara with its incredible streetdance-scene as emotional catharsis is truly amazing.
SÅNGER FRÅN ANDRA VÅNINGEN
Roy Andersson creates a truly unique cinematographical universe with his small but astonishing body of work. Even though I'm also fond of his earlier title A Swedish Love Story, for me Songs from the second floor is the best and strongest manifestation of his art.
The Loneliest Planet
Astonishing visual spectacle that left me speechless. I was very impressed by the decision to build a film around one decisive act that lasts no longer than a split-second. A blink of the eye and you miss it. And if you didn't miss it, you ask yourself: did I see this right? Did this truly happen? Brave filmmaking.