Saim Sadiq

Director & Screenwriter

Voted for

The Godfather1972Francis Ford Coppola
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest1975Milos Forman
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward Yang
Charulata1964Satyajit Ray
Three Colours Blue1993Krzysztof Kieslowski
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel Gondry
4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE2007Cristian Mungiu
Happy Together1997Wong Kar Wai
Phantom Thread2017Paul Thomas Anderson


The Godfather

1972 USA

Certainly the greatest American film of all time. The film's ability to develop a fascinating protagonist's arc for Michael whilst still remaining an ensemble piece makes this possibly the best American script of all time.

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

1975 USA

Nurse Ratched will forever remain the most formidable antagonist and McMurphy a hero for the ages.

A Brighter Summer Day

1991 Taiwan

The most honest and meticulous character study in cinema and a film so unassumingly moving. I have never experienced anything more immersive than this film in a cinema.


1964 India

The most beautiful and gentle of all feminist films.

Three Colours Blue

1993 France, Switzerland, Poland

The gold standard in the cinematic depiction of grief.

A Woman under the Influence

1974 USA

With Mabel, Gena Rowlands gifted us with the most lovable character in film ever and my personal favourite performance of all time.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2004 USA

No film about memory has ever been so unforgettable and no sci-fi plot ever so poetic. A true romance, so contemporary yet so timeless - they don't make movies like this anymore.

Phantom Thread

2017 USA

I feel we will look back in time at this film as PTA's most intimate and very best film.