Shanay Jhaveri

Associate Curator, International Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Voted for

Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward Yang
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Peggy and Fred in Hell1984-2016Leslie Thornton
Dainah la métisse1931Jean Grémillon
DUVIDHA1973Mani Kaul
Balcon en Afrique1980Anita Fernandez
Mother2002Luther Price
The Dreamed Ones2016Ruth Beckermann


In returning to submit a list for this poll, it dawned on me that this is essentially a heuristic exercise.

The first five films are hold overs from the list I submitted in 2012.

The second group of five I have encountered in the last ten years - newly restored, part of curated programmes, stumbled across during research, recommendations made by friends.

Having made these acquaintances since 2012, what I can confirm is that the greatest films of all time are still waiting to be discovered.