Films admired by Tarkovsky

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This list is composed of films picked in a top 10 by Tarkovsky in 1972 (#1-10 here) and others mentioned with admiration by him, in his book *Sculpting in Time* and elsewhere. I'm not aware which of the other Mizoguchi, Bunuel, Chaplin and Dreyer films he specifically admired, but he rated those directors highly (Mizoguchi is praised as a soaring soul and genius), as he did Renoir, Rossellini and apparently Boris Barnet. Of course he saw film as a great serious art, and has often been compared with Bergman, a mutual admirer. In the recent large book *Tarkovsky (ed Nathan Dunne)* the influence of the less famous Leo Arnshtam on Tarkovsky is explored, e.g his film *Zoia* on Mirror.…

  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Winter Light
  • Nazarin
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Ugetsu
  • Seven Samurai
  • City Lights
  • Persona
  • Mouchette
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Earth
  • 8½
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • L'Atalante
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • There Once Was a Singing Blackbird
  • Shame
  • L'Avventura
  • La Notte
  • L'Eclisse
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • The Lower Depths
  • Ordet
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Falling Leaves
  • By the Bluest of Seas
  • The Virgin Spring
  • Zoya
  • Pastorale
  • The Lonely Voice of Man