Joachim Trier's criterion picks

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1.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
2.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
3.
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
4.
Utvandrarna (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden)... (191 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
5.
La jetée (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images. (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
6.
Körkarlen (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life. (93 mins.)
 
7.
Lola (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her. (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
8.
La baie des anges (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
9.
Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
10.
Peau d'âne (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
11.
Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
12.
Une chambre en ville (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration... (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Essential Jacques Demy ” - BhrA
 
13.
Hausu (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)
 
14.
La Pointe-Courte (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit... (86 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ 4 by Agnès Varda ” - BhrA
 
15.
Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. (90 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ 4 by Agnès Varda ” - BhrA
 
16.
Le bonheur (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
François, a young carpenter, lives a happy, uncomplicated life with his wife Thérèse and their two small children. One day he meets Emilie, a clerk in the local post office. (79 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ 4 by Agnès Varda ” - BhrA
 
17.
Sans toit ni loi (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death. (105 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ 4 by Agnès Varda ” - BhrA
 
18.
White Material (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life. (106 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
19.
Solyaris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
20.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. (325 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
21.
La boulangère de Monceau (1963 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee. (23 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
22.
La carrière de Suzanne (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne. (54 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
23.
Ma nuit chez Maud (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
24.
La collectionneuse (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests. (89 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
25.
Le genou de Claire (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
26.
L'amour l'après-midi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women. (97 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer