Yael Shuv

film critic - Time Out Tel Aviv

Voted for

Ikiru1952Akira Kurosawa
The Wind1928Victor Sjöström
1963Federico Fellini
Sunset Blvd.1950Billy Wilder
Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
Once upon a Time in the West1968Sergio Leone
Wandafuru Raifu1998Hirokazu Koreeda
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg1964Jacques Demy
The Piano1992Jane Campion
Ratcatcher1999Lynne Ramsay



1952 Japan

A dazzling humanistic poem

The Wind

1928 USA

Wind is the greatest cinematic metaphor

1963 Italy, France

The great oxymoron - a wonderous film that comes out of the filmmaker's failure to complete his film

Sunset Blvd.

1950 USA

Pathos, mythology and venom (with a heart) combined in this one of a kind reflection on Hollywood through the looking glass

Apocalypse Now

1979 USA

I couldn't decide between The Godfather and The Godfather 2, so I picked Apocalypse Now. Coppola is one of the greatest film artists and I could submit a top five list composed solely of his films

Once upon a Time in the West

1968 Italy, USA

The greatest fusion of music and cinematic storytelling

Wandafuru Raifu

1998 Japan

An elegiac ode to the meaning of life, memory and cinema, packed into a wholly original story

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1964 France, Federal Republic of Germany

A divine alchemy of cinematic artificiality and human truthfulness

The Piano

1992 Australia, France

A spellbinding, sensual, richly textured metaphoric film that reinvented the gothic tale.


1999 United Kingdom, France

One of the most beautiful and painful movies ever made about childhood. A dark diamond of a film that scorches the soul.