Voted in the critics poll
|2001: A Space Odyssey||1968||Stanley Kubrick|
|Avventura, L'||1960||Michelangelo Antonioni|
|Blue Velvet||1986||David Lynch|
|Passion of Joan of Arc||1927||Carl Theodor Dreyer|
|Russian Ark||2002||Aleksandr Sokurov|
|Tree of Life, The||2010||Terrence Malick|
These are the films that swept me off my feet for whatever reason. I couldn’t get past Dreyer, but the rest are more less contemporary. Videodrome is essential for prophetically redefining our relationship with the screen; Blue Velvet for its pulsating sense of fear and madness; The Passion, L’Avventura and Stalker for their celebration of absence; 2001, The Tree of Life and Dekalog for the sense of awe they inspire; Russian Ark for its singular take on a horrific moment in human history; and Close-Up for further obscuring the real.