Victor Courgeon

Audience development, film critic & programmer

Voted for

La Maman et la Putain1973Jean Eustache
The Wind1928Victor Sjöström
Strange Days1995Kathryn Bigelow
Sommaren med Monika1953Ingmar Bergman
Trouble in Paradise1932Ernst Lubitsch
Heaven's Gate1980Michael Cimino
La Jetée1962Chris Marker
Under the Skin2013Jonathan Glazer
Les Enfants du paradis1945Marcel Carné
Yi Yi1999Edward Yang


La Maman et la Putain

1973 France

Total freedom of speech, directing and acting.

"Cinema is about learning how to make a bed".

The Wind

1928 USA

Iconic face of silent cinema. Woman vs wild, power of the set and acting physical.

Strange Days

1995 USA

Magnificent reflexion about point of view in filmmaking, birth of the VR process : dive into someone's vision and memories. Conspiracy omnipresent.

Sommaren med Monika

1953 Sweden

Character looking at the camera, camera exploring what summer carries : desire & boldness.

Trouble in Paradise

1932 USA

Best comedy : masterpiece of both visual and spoken languages.

Heaven's Gate

1980 USA

Western is dead. Long live western.

La Jetée

1962 France

The story of a man who saw something.

Announcing all SciFi movies to come.

Under the Skin

2013 United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland

An alien gaze on masculinity. Classic feelings are challenged. Perfect soundtrack, and so far one of the best film of the 21th century.

Les Enfants du paradis

1945 France

Best team ever gathered in French classic cinema, celebration of stage.

Yi Yi

1999 Taiwan, Japan

Simplicity and obviousness. Take you gently to greatness.