Vincent Winther

Vincent Winther

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

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • 8½
  • Mirror
  • Satantango

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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

  • Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★★

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★★

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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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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    It has been apparent from his very beginning making, that Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer is a cinematic master above most others. Dreyer achieved something few directors have done. He created his own language in cinema. With La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928), he cemented his style, taking his art to new heights. He would build upon this style for the rest throughout his carrier. His films Vampyr (1932) and Ordet (1955) are great examples of his expansion upon this…

  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

    東京物語 (Tokyo Story) from 1953 my be Yasujirō Ozu’s masterpiece alongside 晩春 (Late Spring) which he made a few years prior, in 1949). 

    Yasujirō Ozu is the master of resistance. Resistance of using the most basic cinematographic tools. But in resisting Ozu creates something unique. His almost ‘anti-action’ way of filmmaking favours contemplation over action. 

    東京物語 is tremendously simple. Ozu’s fundamental, stripped-down visual style works in favour of the story, assisting it in portraying realism, stark and unrelenting realism. Ozu…

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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…