Amat Escalante

Sangre; Los Basterdos


Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Aguirre, Wrath of God


Werner Herzog

Clockwork Orange, A


Stanley Kubrick

Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The


Sergio Leone

humanité, L'


Bruno Dumont

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles


Chantal Akerman

Landscape Suicide


James Benning

Los Olvidados


Luis Buñuel



Fritz Lang

Modern Times


Charles Chaplin

Take the Money and Run


Woody Allen


Besides being a list of my top 10, these films are the ones that influenced me the most at an early age and shaped the kind of filmmaker I want to be.

M: That whistling!

Los olvidados: The chicken, Meche and the milk.

A Clockwork Orange: Watched it every day for about six months, like a song I couldn't stop listening to.

Aguirre, Wrath of God: Going around in circles.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Faces.

Modern Times: Beautiful timing.

Take the Money and Run: Innocence.

Landscape Suicide: So haunting and affecting. I saw a 16mm projection of it when I was 16 years old. It has become part of my subconscious for sure.

L’humanité: Floating in the garden.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles: Deeply impressed and influenced me.

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