Martha Otte

Director, Tromsø International Film Festival

Norway

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Belle Noiseuse, La

1991

Jacques Rivette

enfants du paradis, Les

1945

Marcel Carné

Forest for the Trees, The

2003

Maren Ade

Intimate Lighting

1965

Ivan Passer

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

One and a Two, A

1999

Edward Yang

Quince Tree Sun, The

1992

Víctor Erice

Red Shoes, The

1948

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Spiritual Voices

1996

Aleksandr Sokurov

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Comments

The order in which I saw these films is important. These are key films in my (ongoing) film education, films that have opened doors to new film experiences, and to an understanding of what film is and can be.

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