Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Top 10 Favorite Films

Another great list that comes from Sight & Sound Magazine's canonical reference poll. The poll itself shed light on critics' top movies. This time Nuri Bilge Ceylan made a “Director’s Top Ten list” in 2012 with his preferred order.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Top 10 Favorite Films

Another great list that comes from Sight & Sound Magazine's canonical reference poll. The poll itself shed light on critics' top movies. This time Nuri Bilge Ceylan made a “Director’s Top Ten list” in 2012 with his preferred order.

The Mirror

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art house

artistic

golden palm

life & death

melancholy

memory

surreal

black and white

Tarkovsky mixes flash-backs, historical footage and original poetry to illustrate the reminiscences of a dying man about his childhood during World War II, adolescence, and a painful divorce in his family. The story interweaves reflections about Russ...

Scenes From a Marriage

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drama

golden palm

love story

melancholy

psychological

social commentary

psychology

tragedy

Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter who open...

Andrei Rublev

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art house

artistic

golden palm

melancholy

black and white

independent film

Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.

Shame

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civil war

golden palm

psychological

black and white

war

During civil war, two musicians retreat to a rural island to farm. They are apolitical; a neighbor sometimes gives them a fish; wine is a luxury. They love each other, but there are problems: the war upsets Jan, he is weepy, too sensitive; Eva wants ...

Au Hasard Balthazar

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golden palm

life & death

melancholy

This is the story of a donkey and the somewhat difficult life it leads. During a summer holiday, the baby donkey is a child's pet but when they return home, it begins it's life of misery. It works as a farm animal, pulling a delivery cart and working...

L'Eclisse

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artistic

golden palm

melancholy

social commentary

black and white

In the suburbs of Rome, the translator Vittoria breaks her engagement with her boyfriend, the writer Ricardo, after a troubled night. Vittoria goes downtown to meet her mother, who is addicted to the stock market, and she meets the broker Piero on a ...

L'Avventura

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art house

artistic

golden palm

melancholy

A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. Sandro, Anna's boyfriend, and Cla...

Man Escaped, A

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golden palm

life & death

melancholy

black and white

Captured French Resistance fighter Lieutenant Fontaine awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison. Facing malnourishment and paralyzing fear, he must engineer an extraordinary escape, complicated by the questions of whom to ...

Tokyo Story

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family drama

golden palm

life & death

melancholy

social commentary

black and white

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation...

Late Spring

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family drama

golden palm

independent film

melancholy

social commentary

black and white

tragedy

Noriko is 27 years old and is still living with her father Somiya, a widower. Noriko just recovered from an illness she developed in the war, and now the important question pops up: when will Noriko start thinking about marriage? Everybody who is imp...

source:https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/voter/1095