Vincent Winther

24 years old. BA in media & film studies. 
Artist and film enthusiast.
My Favorite Films

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • 8½
  • Mirror
  • Satantango

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  • Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★★

  • Diamonds of the Night

    ★★★★★

  • Ménilmontant

    ★★★★★

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★★

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Sátántangó (1994) written by László Krasznahorkai and based on his book of the same name from 1985.

    Few films reach the level of craftsmanship as Sátántangó. Béla Tarr achieved in making a seven-and-a-half-hour-long film that never decrease in quality or consistency.

    Sátántangó is without a doubt one of the primer examples of films that capture life. Sátántangó is an experience, is a film you can smell and feel. It's bathed in texture and impressions at every turn. 

    Even the sheer length of this…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Persona (1966) is one of the greatest pieces of film art ever made and my all-time favourite film. 

    Persona is Ingmar Bergman's highest artistic achievement and that says a lot, for Bergman, is the man who gave the world such masterpieces as Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957), Smultronstället (1957), Viskningar och rop (1972), Fanny och Alexander (1982) among many others.

    The opening sequence of Persona is a work of art in and of itself; surreal, energetic, and mysterious. The whole of the movie is contained…

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  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★★

    A portrait of an artist painted by whom he meets and expressed through what he experiences. Андрей Рублёв (Andrei Rublev) (1966) by Andrei Tarkovsky is a portrait of Russia, as well as the titular artist and painter Andrei Rublev.
    Though Андрей Рублёв is a film about the Andrei Rublev, it is also a meditation on faith, art and the artists’ place in the world.

    If Jesus returned to earth, they would crucify him again.

    Tarkovsky sculps in time, by structuring the film…

  • Diamonds of the Night

    Diamonds of the Night

    ★★★★★

    Hear the church bells ringing,
    glass shattered, clinging always clinging,
    casting kaleidoscopic visions,
    through these memories, collisions,
    running in the dead of night,
    sounds of nothing, constant ringing,
    hear the choir singing, singing always singing.

    Jan Němec’s Démanty noci (Diamonds of The Night) from 1964, is a film telling the story of two Jewish boys' escape, through a scattered narrative and poetic editing. 

    Démanty noci manoeuvres multiple planes of reality. Memories of time past emanate from the minds of the…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    Сталкер (Stalker) is probably Andrei Tarkovsky’s most popular work. More accessible than Зеркало (1975) but more abstract than Иваново детство (1962).

    Сталкер explores themes of faith, meaning, art, and the relation between people. With Сталкер, Tarkovsky makes what’s essentially a science fiction film, but Сталкер is more than that. Сталкер is an existential piece of art. 

    Сталкер is a meditative experience. Long sequences, monologues, ambient sounds, and music... sequences of dreams and memories gliding slowly through time. 

    In Сталкер nature has…

  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

    ★★★★★

    Clocks without hands, time standing still,
    trapped alone, the mind falling ill.
    Cold clammy hands, Death reaching for you,
    no way out, no chance to undo.

    Victor Sjöström's last great role and a love letter from Ingmar Bergman who has cited Sjöström as being one of his biggest influences. Sjöström's most well-known film probably is Körkarlen (1921) of which Bergman also has declared his favorite film. 

    Isak Borg (Victor Sjöstrom) who used to be a respected doctor has now become…