Italian Cinema

1. La Strada (1954) Directed by Frederico Fellini

2. 1900 (Novo­cento) (1976) Directed by Bern­ardo Bertolucci

3. The Bicycle Thief (1948) Directed by Vittorio De Sica

4. The Leopard (1963) Directed by Luschino Visconti

5. The Gospel According to St Matthew (1964) Directed by Paolo Pasolini

6. Paisa (1946) Directed by Roberto Rossellini

7. Seven Beau­ties (1975) aka Pasqualino Directed by Lina Wert­muller,
star­ring Gian­carlo Gian­nini, Fernando Rey;
A black comedy about a small time Italian gang­ster
caught up in the German inva­sion of Italy.

French Cinema

1. Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959) Directed byFran­cois Truffaut

2. Lacombe Lucien (1974) Directed by Louis Malle

3. La Grande Illu­sion (1937) Directed by Jean Renoir

4. Les Jeux Inter­dits (1952)
Star­ring Brigitte Fossey, Georges Poujouly
Classic french film directed by Rene Clement about two chil­dren in war time
France who play games reflecting the world around them.

5. Les Enfants Terribles (1950) Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

6. Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Directed by Marcel Carné

7. À bout de souffle (1960) Directed by Jean Luc Godard

Czech Cinema

1. Closely Observed Trains (1966) Directed by Jiri Menzel

2. The Fireman’s Ball (1967) Directed by Milos Forman

3. Marketa Lazarová (1967) Directed by Frantisek Vlácil

4. Romeo, Juliet and Dark­ness (1960) Directed by Jirí Weiss

5. Cutting it Short aka Postriziny (1980)
Star­ring Jiri Schmitzer, Magda Vasa­ryova,
Jiri Menzel’s quirky comedy about a Czech brewery
is full of sly humour and earthy sensu­ality. A delight.

6. Diamonds of The Night (1964) Directed by Jan Nemec

7. Valerie & Her Week of Wonders (1970) Directed by Jaromil Jires

Polish Cinema

1. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Star­ring Zbig­niew Cybulski, Eva Krzyewska,
On the last days of World War II in Poland two men are ordered to murder
a communist offi­cial. Iconic film by Andrzej Wajda.

2. The Deca­logue (1988) Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

3. Knife in The Water (1963) Directed by Roman Polanski

4. Inter­rog­a­tion (1981) Directed by Ryszard Bugajski

5. Moon­lighting (1982) Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

6. Kanal (1957) Directed by Andrzej Wajda

7. Land­scape After Battle (1969) Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Russian Cinema

1. Mirror (1974) Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

2. Burnt By The Sun (1994) Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov

3. Come and See (1985) Directed by Elem Klimov

4. An Unfin­ished Piece for Mech­an­ical Piano (1977)
Star­ring Alex­ander Kalyagin, Yelena Solovey,
Comical and lyrical film version of Chekhov’s Platonov
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov

5. War and Peace (1968) Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk

6. Stalker (1979) Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

7. Night­watch (2004) Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

German Cinema

1. The Tender­ness of Wolves (1973) Directed by Ulli Lommel
stars Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven, Irm Hermann,
Based on Fritz Haarman who murdered boys and
sold their flesh as black-market meat.

2. The Tin Drum (1979) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

3. Der Todes King (1989) Directed by Jorges Buttgereit

4. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) Directed by Robert Wiene

5. The Marriage of Maria Von Braun (1979) Directed by Rainer W Fassbinder

6. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) Directed by Werner Herzog

7. Alice in The Cities (1974) Directed by Wim Wenders

Swedish Cinema

1. The Silence (1963) Directed by Ingmar Bergman

2. Elvira Madigan (1967) Directed by Bo Widerberg

3. My Life As A Dog (1985) Directed by Lasse Hallström

4. Together (2000) Directed by Lukas Moodysson

5. I Am Curious Yellow (1967) Directed by Vilgot Sjöman

6. Wild Straw­ber­ries (1957) Directed by Ingmar Bergman

7. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Stars Harriet Andersson,
A ring­master of a seedy circus troupe is consumed with sexual jeal­ousy.
Contains some visu­ally stun­ning scenes.

Japanese Cinema

1. Onibaba (1964) Directed by Kaneto Shindô

2. Woman of The Dunes (1964) Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

3. Rashomon (1950) Directed by Akira Kurosawa

4. After Life (1998) Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda

5. Fires on The Plain (1959) Directed by Kon Ichi­kawa
Star­ring Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio
Starving and defeated soldiers contem­plate canni­balism.
A bleak and powerful anti-war film.

6. Ai no corrida (1976) Directed by Nagisa Oshima

7. Tokyo Story (1953) Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Spanish Cinema

1. Viridiana (1961) Directed by Luis Bunuel

2.  The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Directed by Victor Erice

3.  Belle Epoque (1992) Directed by Fernando Trueba

4. The Devils Back­bone (2001) Directed by Guillermo del Torro

5. All about my Mother (1999) Directed byPedro Almodovar

6. Tesis (1996) Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

7. Cria Cuervos (1976) Carlos Saura


© David Clough 1995

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