Sir Horace Ové


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Professione: reporter1974Michelangelo Antonioni
Black Girl1965Ousmane Sembène
À bout de souffle1960Jean-Luc Godard
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Lawrence of Arabia1962David Lean
Pather Panchali1955Satyajit Ray
Persona1966Ingmar Bergman
Seven Samurai1954Akira Kurosawa
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Viridiana1961Luis Buñuel


Not an easy task! This is a list of ten films that have had the greatest impact on my life in general and as a filmmaker, growing up in Trinidad with the influence of Hollywood films of the period, as well as French cinema. Then there's the influence of the films I saw as a young man travelling through Europe in the 1960s and 70s, both surrealist and social-realist films – which contain themes and aesthetics that I attempted to include and explore in my own work.

[Comment reused from 2012 ballot]