because of sadness, there is cinema

favorites/personal canon

  • Battleship Potemkin
  • 7th Heaven
  • L'Atalante
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Holiday
  • The Masseurs and a Woman
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Cluny Brown
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time
  • Enamorada
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • The Pirate
  • They Live by Night
  • Children of the Beehive
  • Late Spring
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Ordet
  • Street of Shame
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Tea and Sympathy
  • A Man Escaped
  • Kisses
  • The Blue Sky Maiden
  • Sleepless
  • Jamila, the Algerian
  • Sujata
  • The Cloud-Capped Star
  • Daughters, Wives and a Mother
  • Bells Are Ringing
  • Mughal-e-Azam
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • The House Is Black
  • Yearning
  • Charulata
  • The Guns
  • The Naked Kiss
  • Guide
  • Subarnarekha
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Two in the Shadow
  • Nanami: The Inferno of First Love
  • The Hour of the Furnaces
  • The Eve of Ivan Kupalo
  • When Twilight Draws Near
  • Eros + Massacre
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • This Transient Life
  • Dipped in Gold
  • Beware of a Holy Whore
  • A Touch of Zen
  • Ganja & Hess
  • Weighed But Found Wanting
  • Edvard Munch
  • Fox and His Friends
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Insiang
  • House
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • My Father, My Mother
  • The Meetings of Anna
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Rapture
  • The Third Generation
  • Stalker
  • Arising from the Surface
  • The Age of the Earth
  • Why Is the Sky Blue?
  • Ek Duuje Ke Liye
  • Losing Ground
  • Nomad
  • My Brother's Wedding
  • When the Tenth Month Comes
  • Mermaid Legend
  • Khandhar
  • Manuel on the Island of Wonders
  • Body Double
  • Bombay, Our City
  • Mind of Clay
  • Phenomena
  • Handsworth Songs
  • Terrorizers
  • Rosa la Rose, Public Girl
  • The Fly
  • The Green Ray
  • Peking Opera Blues
  • Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast
  • Mirch Masala
  • Nayakan
  • The Discarnates
  • Chilsu and Mansu
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger
  • Geethanjali
  • The Killer