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Andrew Haigh’s Top 10 Films of All-Time

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly IONCINEPHILE profile (read here), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. This month we feature Andrew Haigh whose Weekend was released to in late September via Sundance Selects. Here are Andrew Haigh’s Top 10 Films of All Time as of October 2011.

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly IONCINEPHILE profile (read here), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. This month we feature Andrew Haigh whose Weekend was released to in late September via Sundance Selects. Here are Andrew Haigh’s Top 10 Films of All Time as of October 2011.

Distant – Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2002)
“The melancholy of life seems to drip from every frame and it is a film I keep coming back to with amazement.”

Don’t Look Now – Nicolas Roeg (1973)
“A horror film that is really a study into grief and the profound effects that it can have on a person.”

Fanny and Alexander  – Ingmar Bergman (1982)
“It’s a hard choice because he has made so many classics, but this seems to be the sum of all that has come before.”

Five Easy Pieces – Bob Rafelson (1970)
“I can’t find a single fault in the film and the ending for me is one of the best of all time. “

Last Night – Don McKellar (1998)
“A small quiet film about the end of the world.”

Old Joy – Kelly Reichardt (2006)
“A remarkable film, I think. I have never seen the slow, sad decline of friendship so well depicted.”

Point Blank – John Boorman (1967)
“Just an amazing film. So well constructed and as fresh today as it was then.”

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Karel Reisz (1960)
“For me the best of the British new wave and certainly the best about an angry young man. “

Some Like It Hot – Billy Wilder (1959)
“Just a perfect comedy.”

Touch of Evil – Orson Welles (1958)
“For me, it is his best film. You can almost smell the sweat and feel the grime..”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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