Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl

Dog Days; Import/Export
Voted in the directors poll

Voted for:

Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky
Even the Dwarves Started Small 1970 Werner Herzog
Gertrud 1964 Carl Theodor Dreyer
Gospel According to St Matthew, The 1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini
Husbands 1970 John Cassavetes
My Little Loves 1975 Jean Eustache
Merry Widow, The 1925 Erich von Stroheim
Faits Divers 1983 Raymond Depardon
Silence, The 1963 Ingmar Bergman
Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel


My selection of the ten best films of all time is very personal and based entirely on the films that have most influenced me and my filmmaking. Which films inspired in me fear, admiration and fascination? Which films lastingly formed and disturbed me? Which films stayed with me? Which films continue to mark me? Which films opened up inner and outer worlds, and at the same time showed me paths in filmmaking? All of the above applies to each one of these, my ‘greatest’ films.