Monday, August 4, 2008


1. Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
2. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
3. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion, Australia/United Kingdom/New Zealand)
4. No, or the Vainglory of Command (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/France/Spain)
5. To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, United States)
6. Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)
7. The Second Circle (Aleksandr Sokurov, Soviet Union)
8. White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood, United States)
9. Nouvelle Vague (Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland/France)
10. The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Sweden)

The Double Life of Veronique

1. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, Taiwan)
2. Centre Stage (Stanley Kwan, Hong Kong)
3. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, France/Switzerland)
4. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, France/
5. The Stranger (Satyajit Ray, India/France)
6. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat, France)
7. A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)
8. Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks, United States)
9. J'entends plus la guitare (Philippe Garrel, France)
10. Side/Walk/Shuttle (Ernie Gehr, United States)

The Quince Tree Sun
1. The Quince Tree Sun (Victor Erice, Spain)
2. Life and Nothing More... (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
3. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, United Kingdom)
4. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, United States)
5. A Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer, France)
6. Guelwaar (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal/France/Germany)
7. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, Germany/France/United Kingdom)
8. Simple Men (Hal Hartley, United States/Italy/United Kingdom)
9. Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)
10. Careful (Guy Maddin, Canada)

Abraham's Valley
1. Abraham's Valley (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/France/
2. A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood, United States)
3. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)
4. Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)
5. D'Est (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France/Portugal)
6. Naked (Mike Leigh, United Kingdom)
7. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, United States)
8. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, United States)
9. The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, China/Hong Kong)
10. Swing (Aktan Abdykalykov, Kyrgyzstan)

1. Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran/France)
2. Sátántangó (Bela Tarr, Hungary/Germany/Switzerland)
3. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
4. Vive L'Amour (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan)
5. Cold Water (Olivier Assayas, France)
6. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, United States)
7. JLG/JLG (Jean-Luc Godard, France)
8. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatjana (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/
9. Exotica (Atom Egoyan, Canada)
10. Joan the Maid (Jacques Rivette, France)

Fallen Angels
1. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
2. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, United States/Germany/Japan)
3. The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, United States)
4. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, United States/Austria/
5. Heat (Michael Mann, United States)
6. La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol, France/Germany)
7. The Convent (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/France)
8. Rendezvous in Paris (Eric Rohmer, France)
9. The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, Iran)
10. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô, Japan)

The Portrait of a Lady
1. Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)
2. The Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion, United Kingdom/United States)
3. Crash (David Cronenberg, Canada/United States)
4. My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument (Arnaud Desplechin, France)
5. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, Demark/Sweden/France/
6. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, France)
7. Nenette and Boni (Claire Denis, France)
8. Drifting Clouds (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland)
9. Mother (Albert Brooks, United States)
10. Tierra (Julio Medem, Spain)

Mother and Son
1. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
2. Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, Germany/Russia)
3. Hana-bi/Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)
4. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, United States)
5. Fragments * Jerusalem (Ron Havilio, Israel)
6. The River (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan)
7. Same Old Song (Alain Resnais, France/Switzerland/United Kingdom)
8. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan)
9. La Vie de Jésus (Bruno Dumont, France)
10. Ulee's Gold (Victor Nunez, United States)

The Thin Red Line
1. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)
2. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, United States)
3. An Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer, France)
4. Inquietude (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/France/Spain/
5. The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)
6. The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan)
7. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, United States)
8. From the Notebook of... (Robert Beavers, United States)
9. There's Something About Mary (Bobby & Peter Farrelly, United States)
10. Dil Se.. (Mani Ratnam, India)

Beau Travail
1. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran/France)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, United States/United Kingdom)
3. Time Regained (Raoul Ruiz, France/Italy/Portugal)
4. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, France)
5. Gohatto/Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, Japan/France/United Kingdom)
6. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch, France/Germany/United States/Japan)
7. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, France/Belgium)
8. The Letter (Manoel de Oliveira, France/Spain/Portugal)
9. Clouds of May (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)
10. The Mission (Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

A Perfect World (1993)
The Decade's Ten Best (in alphabetical order): Abraham's Valley (Oliveira); A Brighter Summer Day (Yang); Centre Stage (Kwan); Fallen Angels (Wong); Flowers of Shanghai (Hou); A Perfect World (Eastwood); The Quince Tree Sun (Erice); Sátántangó (Tarr); The Thin Red Line (Malick); Through the Olive Trees (Kiarostami).

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