Sally Potter

Voted for

The Apu trilogySatyajit Ray
Come and See1985Elem Klimov
I Am Cuba1964Mikhail Kalatozov
A Matter of Life and Death1946Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Duck Soup1933Leo McCarey
Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
Bicycle Thieves1948Vittorio De Sica
Andrei Rublev1966Andrei Tarkovsky
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Battleship Potemkin1925Sergei M. Eisenstein


Here is my list. It is agonising to limit a list to ten; and to know that overlooked but obscure works of brilliance can’t make it onto a list if they then eliminate classics that deserve their eternal place.

So here is my list, with a ghost trail of regrets about those I love but have left out.