Vincent Winther

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

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • 8½
  • Mirror
  • Satantango

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  • Dog Star Man

    ★★★★★

  • Lost, Lost, Lost

    ★★★★½

  • Orpheus

    ★★★★★

  • L'Eclisse

    ★★★★★

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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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  • Dog Star Man

    Dog Star Man

    ★★★★★

    Stan Brakhage is the one filmmaker who is closest to showing pure poetry in cinematic form. As most of Brakhage’s films, Dog Star Man (1964) is silent, as in entirely silent. Brakhage’s focus is on the graphical, the vision and the perception of the eye.

    The untutored eye, an eye of which vision is clear, no bias, no definition. The moving visual thinking of Brakhage is an attempt to project thoughts and visions onto filmstock. Techniques used to achieve this…

  • Lost, Lost, Lost

    Lost, Lost, Lost

    ★★★★½

    Jonas Mekas, more than most others speaks directly to the unfiltered mind. He is a poet, the conscience of which is presented in streams of words, often repeating, often wandering.

    O’ sing, Ulysses. Sing your travels. Tell where you have been. Tell what you have seen. And tell the story of a man who never wanted to leave his home. Who was happy and lived among the people he knew and spoke the language. Sing, how then he was thrown…

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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…