Blu-ray & DVD Producer, BFI Video Publishing
|MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM
|ZÉRO DE CONDUITE
|Trade Tattoo The Rhythm of work-a-day Britain
|Listen to Britain
|Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister
|Salt of the Earth
|Herbert J. Biberman
|Killer of Sheep
|Hannah and Her Sisters
|Wong Kar Wai
This was a real struggle to do and the list changed several times whilst typing it out. In the end I went with my heart - these are the films that have shaped me, thrilled me, moved me and fuelled my love of cinema. Despite repeated viewings they still fill me with wonder and joy.
I'm not sure how I managed to create a list without any musicals, the films of my early years. It also pains me to leave out so many of my current favourite filmmakers - no room for Koreeda, Sciamma, Reichardt, Jenkins or Mills. Any of these could have taken my final spot but narrowly lost to Rocks this time, a local film viewed in my local cinema (big up the Rio) in between lockdowns - a beautiful moment of hope and communion in an otherwise alienating time.