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|SIGHT: Aileen's Favorite European Films|
topic is european films, some of them are not the most well-known ones but they are Aileen's choices. description is not professional I am bad at writing. and list is ranked! if you wanna explore something more official Sight & Sound poll and BFI ranks can maybe help, but they don't list these items. recommendation or comments or discussion are very welcome. I can collect all the comments (if there will be any) and make an exclusive sputnik user film list!
Through Art We Are All Equals
Shallow Grave (1994) England
Crime / Thriller
Danny Boyle's debut, grave is shallow, human's selfish mind is deep
Subway (1985) France
Adventure / Crime / Romance
Luc Besson, fantasy in paris undereground, lots of charming weirdos in this.
|10||Sleeping With Sirens|
With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
A Room with a View (1985) England
Romance / Sightseeing
James Ivory, it is all about elegency
|9||Woe, Is Me|
Les choristes (2004) France
Kids / Teaching / Music
Christophe Barratier. you know, sports and music are important elements of national unity. okay it is not related to the movie. but most of the time it works. eye-leaking film
|8||Hands Like Houses|
Die Blechtrommel (1979) Germany
War / Surreal
Volker Schlöndorff. Jean-Claude Carrière as screenwriter
visual translation of the epic book. how could it be possible? though i have my complain about the missing content of the book, this is the best magic realism ever made.
|7||Tides of Man|
Profondo rosso (1975) Italy
Crime / Thriller
been considered as best giallo film, best of Dario Argento, surprisingly, I do agree.
La boulangère de Monceau (1963) France
1st tale of Eric Rohmer's six moral tales, don't overrate morality. you need a big heart to go through the moral tales. it removes the masks bit by bit till the ugliness in humanity is there completely naked. this is the only tale which is told in a confession way, very shocking effect.
|5||Call It Home|
Just A Dream
Asphalt (1929) Germany
Joe May was actually from Austria i just knew, one of German expressionism's best, imo, it is very not well-known. the scale is not as epic as Metropolis, the place in history not as important as Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, but that year the film industry in Berlin was mature enough even with giant studio set to reach a breathtakingly smooth road traffic scene. costed lots of money back then. so it is technically well-made. silent films are greatly enjoyable to me because such performance could not be found again nowadays. and the actress in this one can just remote control your emotion by her facial expression.
|4||When Bears Attack!|
Il postino (1994) Italy
Romance / Poetry
maybe the best romance i can ever think of. but it is way more than that. you know you don't want the film to lecture you all the ideas of epicness, freedom, love, friendship, humanity stuff. but it just form the strength in your mind. you will get it so naturally after the tale. beautiful one.
|3||Hands Like Houses|
Tesis (1996) Spain
sometimes I wonder if Alejandro Amenábar is a genius since forever. he did everything in this. script / directing / score / camera. it is also his thesis work of movie school. the speechless-level talent in this one is flooding out of the screen for it is just too much
Turks fruit (1973) Holland
Romance / Comedy
it is an erotic movie! yes, but it is actually the romance with deepest emotions. they were so in love! after this one Paul Verhoeven went to hollywood and seemed never back to the root to tell the charm of Amsterdam. also no one reached the level of being bold like this one ever reached. but it is cleverly softened with humor.
|1||Call It Home|
Deep End (1970) England
it is another erotic movie!! no it is not. The whole tone is very charming, the lens captures the heartbeat of first love. I think everyone will be related so it is ranked as no.1. the end is unbelievably dramatic. but that's still the most brilliant ending Aileen has ever seen.
|Kewl list for a kewl topic. |
If you liked 11, go for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's filmography (Amelie, La cite des enfants perdus, etc.), also a French filmmaker with weirdos in it.
And I don't know if you know Emir Kusturica (Serbian-French dude), he makes some pretty good films and he already won two Palmes d'Or.
hey, how are you?
thanks for the recommendations. I have an idea is like taking all the notes of the filmmaker and the works in comments. then we can vote for our favorites. because I will prefer editing it as a long list which is presented as sputnik members all-time favorites. it is really not necessary only having my choices because I stopped developing my personal films database for a lot of years.
I will vote for Amelie and underground of Emir Kusturica. let me make a manual polling post real quick. can follow up. I am sure that it can be fun like brainstorm because sometimes we just forget about the great oldies and discussion can bring a lot new passion.
|**Fully Not Automated Polling** (will be edited when updated)|
- Irréversible (Irreversible, 2002) 
- Les visiteurs (Goodby,Children, 1993) 
- La Femme Nikita (1990) 
- La Haine (The Hate, 1995) 
- Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children, 1987) 
- Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows, 1958) 
**Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France)**:
- Delicatessen (1991) 
- The City of Lost Children (1995) 
- Amelie (2001) 
**Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavia)**: 
- Arizona Dream (1993) 
- Undergropund (1995) 
- Black Cat, White Cat (1998) 
**Álexde la Iglesia**:
- Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching, 2013) 
**Jan Švankmajer (Czech Republic)**:
- Jan Švankmajer's Short Animation Movies 
- Der Untergang ( The Downfall, 2004) 
- La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful, 1997) 
- Das Boot (The Boat, 1981) 
**Dardenne Brothers (Belgium)**:
- La promesse (The Promise, 1996)
- Rosetta (1999)
- Le fils (The Son, 2002) 
**Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)**:
- Varjoja paratiisissa (Shadows In Paradise, 1986) 
- Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (The Match Factory Girl, 1990) 
**François Ozon (France)**:
- Dans la maison (In The House, 2012) 
- Frantz (2016) 
**Lars von Trier (Denmark)**:
- Breaking the Waves (1996) 
- Dancer in the Dark (2000) 
- Dogville (2003) 
- Melancholia (2011) 
- The House That Jack Built (2018) 
**more nominees? leave a comment!**
|no svankmajer lol|
I probably watched it but I totally forgot what was that. the only Czech Republic filmmaker in my head is Milos Forman. my god. i cannot name any other
but I added it to the pool and his work get 1 vote from you. : }))
|I will nominee 3 works of Dardenne Brothers (Belgium)|
The Son, Rosetta, The Promise
another 2 or 3 works of Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)
Shadows in Paradise, The Match Factory Girl
another 3 from François Ozon (France)
In the house, Frantz, Double Lover
5 works of Lars von Trier
Breaking the Waves, dancer in the dark, Melancholia, Dogville, The House That Jack Built
and revisit all the movies then come back and vote because i suck.
I really suck at recent works, and keep forgetting about old works. need to awaken my spirit.
|Subway and Les Choristes are fun films. Other French faves:|
Au Revoir Les Enfants
La Femme Nikita
|La Haine is a fucking classic.|
|True, hard hitting and real|
|Emir Kusturica is the shit|
Also Das Boot will always be ein Deutscher Klassiker. Der Untergang as well
Can't forget about La vita è bella either
|hhhhh cuhhhhhhh wheres Las brujas de Zugarramurdi|
|double lover was dreadful|
|das Boot is amazing|
|Das Boot hat a 5-hour-runtime uncut version which is speechlessly great, even better than director's cut.|
like Au Revoir Les Enfants too.
but voted Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
@budgie alright, i haven't seen it. "double lover" is leaving us then. bye.
people, da pool is uppppdated.