Wednesday, October 24, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Europe- Selected Countries (100 Greatest Films 1929-2005)

This is the final part of the World Cinema Guide: all 3952 films are now listed on this blog.

The title above says ‘Selected Countries’ because these are the minor film-producing nations of this continent- the ones where I could find less than 20 acclaimed films in total. Other more major film-producing nations from Europe have their own country entry: check the labels at the right of this paragraph and the many posts entitled ‘World Cinema….’

When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’. 

Within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

Note: There was one film from Greenland in the list and I’ve included it here in teh Europe section because Greenland is, as Wikipedia says, 'an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark'.


Albania
2001 Slogans (Gjergj Xhuvani)
Austria
1987 '38' (Wolfgang Gluck)
1992 Benny's Video* (Michael Haneke)
1997 Funny Games* (Michael Haneke)
2002 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (Andre Heller, Othmar Schmiderer)
Bosnia-Herzogovina
2001 No Man's Land* (Danis Tanovic)
Bulgaria 
1972 The Goat Horn* (Metodi Andonov)
E.Germany
1968 I Was 19 (Konrad Wolf)
1975 Jacob the Liar (Frank Beyer)
1985 The Woman and the Stranger (Rainer Simon)
Estonia
1993 Darkness in Tallinn (Ilkka Jarvi-Laturi)
Finland
1955 The Unknown Soldier (Edvin Laine)
1971 Fuck Off! - Images of Finland (Jorn Dorner)
1985 Rosso (Mika Kaurismaki)
1987 Hamlet Goes Business (Aki Kaurismaki)
1987 Helsinki Napoli All Night Long (Mika Kaurismaki)
1988 Ariel* (Aki Kaurismaki)
1988 Plainlands (Pekka Parilka)
1989 Leningrad Cowboys Go America* (Aki Kaurismaki)
1989 Winter War (Pekka Parilka)
1990 The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki)
1991 Zombie and the Ghost Train (Mika Kaurismaki)
1992 Bohemian Life (Aki Kaurismaki)
1994 Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (Aki Kaurismaki)
1996 Drifting Clouds* (Aki Kaurismaki)
2002 The Man Without a Past* (Aki Kaurismaki)
2004 The 3 Rooms of Melancholia (Pirjo Honkasalo)
Greenland
1997 Heart of Light (Jacob Gronlykke)
Iceland
1991 Children of Nature (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
(2003 Noi Albinoi* (Dagur Kari)
Latvia
1991 The Child of Man (Janis Streics)
Macedonia
1994 Before the Rain* (Milcho Manchevski)
Norway
1950 Kon Tiki (Thor Heyerdahl)
1957 Nine Lives* (Arne Skouen)
1974 Wives (Anja Breien)
1986 X (Oddvar Einarson)
1987 Pathfinder* (Nils Gaup)
1989 A Handful of Time (Martin Asphaug)
1995 Zero Kelvin (Hans Petter Moland)
1996 The Other Side of Sunday (Berit Nesheim)
1997 Insomnia* (Erik Skjoldbaerg)
2001 Elling* (Petter Naess)
2003 Kitchen Stories (Bent Hamer)
Portugal
1942 Aniki-Bobo* (Manoel De Oliveira)
1963 The Hunt (Manoel De Oliveira)
1963 The Passion of Jesus* (Manoel De Oliveira)
1971 A Bee in the Rain* (Fernando Lopes)
1975 Benilde of the Virgin Mother (Manoel De Oliveira)
1981 Francisca (Manoel De Oliveira)
1982 A Ilha Dos Amores (Paulo Rocha)
1985 Un Adieu Portugais (Joao Botelho)
1989 Recollections of the Yellow House (Joao Cesar Monteiro)
1990 No, Or The Vainglory of Command * (Manoel De Oliveira)
1993 The Valley of Abraham (Manoel De Oliveira)
1997 Voyage to the Beginning of the World (Manoel De Oliveira)
1999 La Lettre* (Manoel De Oliveira)
2000 Capitaine De Abril* (Maria De Medeiros)
2001 I'm Going Home* (Manoel De Oliveira)
2001 Porto of My Childhood* (Manoel De Oliveira)
2002 The Uncertainty Principle* (Manoel De Oliveira)
2003 A Talking Picture* (Manoel De Oliveira)
Romania
1965 The Forest of the Hanged (Liviu Ciulei)
1968 Reconstruction (Lucian Pintilie)
1985 Glissando (Mircea Daneliuc)
1992 The Oak (Lucian Pintilie)
1993 Asphalt Tango (Nae Caranfil)
1998 Train De Vie (Radu Mihaileanu)
2001 Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth (Sinisa Dragin)
2002 Philanthropy* (Nae Caranfil)
2005 Moartea Domnului Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
Switzerland
1945 The Last Chance (Leopold Lindtberg)
1969 Charles, Dead Or Alive (Alain Tanner)
1969 Le Chagrin Et La Pitie* (Marcel Ophuls)
1971 The Salamander* (Alain Tanner)
1973 L'Invitation (Claude Goretta)
1976 Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000* (Alain Tanner)
1976 The Memory of Justice* (Marcel Ophuls)
1979 Messidor (Alain Tanner)
1981 Les Annees Lumiere (Alain Tanner)
1981 The Boat Is Full (Markus Imhoof)
1983 In the White City* (Alain Tanner)
1984 Dangerous Moves (Richard Dembo)
1990 Journey of Hope* (Xavier Koller)
Yugoslavia
1960 The Ninth Circle (France Stiglic)
1965 Man Is Not a Bird (Dusan Makavejev)
1965 Three (Aleksandar Petrovic)
1967 I Even Met Happy Gypsies (Aleksandar Petrovic)
1967 The Switchboard Operator* (Dusan Makavejev)
1968 Innocence Unprotected (Dusan Makavejev)
1969 Early Works* (Zelimir Zilnik)
1969 The Battle of Neretva (Veljko Bulajic)
1971 W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism* (Dusan Makavejev)
1985 When Father Was Away on Business* (Emir Kustirica)
1986 Hey Babu Ribaa (Jovan Acin)
1988 Time of the Gypsies* (Emir Kustirica)
1995 Underground* (Emir Kustirica)
1996 Pretty Village, Pretty Flame * (Srdjan Dragojevic)
1998 Black Cat, White Cat* (Emir Kustirica)
1998 Cabaret Balkan (Goran Paskaljevic)
2004 Life Is a Miracle (Emir Kustirica)

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