Selina Robertson

Film programmer

Voted for

Meshes of the Afternoon1943Maya Deren, Alexander Hackenschmied
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Touki Bouki1973Djibril Diop Mambéty
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
Modern Times1936Charles Chaplin
Soft Fiction 1979Chick Strand
The Red Shoes1948Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cemetery of Splendour2015Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort1967Jacques Demy


This list is assembled in no order of preference! I have selected these particular films because they continue to be meaningful both personally and professionally, and I want other people to see them too. The films show the power and potential of cinema to be politically and aesthetically transformative. Each film has shown me new ways of looking, thinking and being in the world. There are so many filmmakers I've had to leave out, they remain as ghostly hauntings in my personal film archive.