Pawel Pawlikowski

Pawel Pawlikowski

Last Resort; My Summer of Love
Voted in the directors poll

Voted for:

Breaking the Waves 1996 Lars von Trier
Death of Mr Lazarescu, The 2005 Cristi Puiu
Fargo 1995 Joel & Ethan Coen
Fight Club 1999 David Fincher
Mulholland Dr 2003 David Lynch
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 2011 Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Rosetta 1999 Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne
Ciénaga, La 2001 Lucrecia Martel
Viva l'Amour 1994 Tsai Ming Liang
You, The Living 2007 Roy Andersson


I instead of repeating my top ten from 2002, I decided it would be interesting to select my favourites only from films made since 1992, if only to prove the point that original filmmaking didn't just peter out in mid-1970s – that great works could still be made in cinema's period of decline, against the odds. I'm doing this in the safe knowledge that Citizen Kane, Tokyo Story, Bicycle Thieves, The Godfather etc will still come top of the poll, and that none of my choices will make the overall top ten.