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IONCINEPHILE of the Month: Lila Aviles’ Top Ten Films of All Time List

IONCINEPHILE of the Month: Lila Aviles’ Top Ten Films of All Time List

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly IONCINEPHILE profile this June, we ask the filmmaker (this month: Lila Avilés) to identify their all time top ten favorite films. Aviles’ The Chambermaid is receiving its release on Friday, June 26th at the Film Forum in New York City via the Kino Lorber folks. We have a list that exceeds the ten mark, so in no particular order, here are top fourteen films of all time as of June 2019.

Au Hasard Balthazar – Robert Bresson (1966)

Barry Lyndon – Stanley Kubrick (1975)

Drifting Clouds – Aki Kaurismäki (1996) / The Man Without a Past (2002)

Fanny and Alexander – Ingmar Bergman (1982)

Fitzcarraldo – Werner Herzog (1982)

In The Mood For Love – Wong Kar Wai Poster

In The Mood For Love – Wong Kar Wai (2000) / Days of Being Wild (1990)

La Ciénaga – Lucrecia Martel (2001)

Love Streams – John Cassavetes (1984)

Nostalgia – Andrei Tarkovsky (1983)

The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders (2014)

Songs from the Second Floor – Roy Andersson (2000)

The Turin Horse – Bela Tarr (2011)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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