Khalil Joreige

A Perfect Day; Around the Pink House


Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Be With Me


Eric Koo

Great Dictator, The


Charles Chaplin



Gus van Sant

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard

Lost Highway


David Lynch

Maman et la putain, La


Jean Eustache



Jacques Tati

Raging Bull


Martin Scorsese

Regular Lovers


Philippe Garrel

Through the Olive Trees


Abbas Kiarostami


  The list is never final. It reflects a state of mind, or simply a mood at a given time. It reveals the worries or the stakes of the moment. My selection groups films which, every time, surprise me and carry me away; films I do not always understand, or do not grasp how they affect me, because they give rise to an unsuspected and rare emotion, as in Be With Me or the films of Garrel or in the fabulous last shot of Abbas Kiarostami’s Through the Olive Trees; films about an epoch when heroism no longer results from great acts or great causes but from the fights of day to day life. These are intense moments, poetic promises and cinematic encounters. It is also in this space of encounter, research and passion that Joana Hadjithomas and I do our films.

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