10/10: Ricky D’Ambrose

In advance of this month’s release of Notes on an Appearance, writer-director Ricky D’Ambrose shares his ten favorite films from the last ten (or so) years, noting “not a best-of list in any strict sense, but a few films from the last ten years that have left some kind of impression on me, and that I continue to learn from.”

— in chronological order —

1. In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007)

2. Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito, 2007)

3. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)

4. The Anchorage (C.W. Winter, Anders Edström, 2009)

5. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujică, 2010)

6. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)

7. The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt, 2012)

8. A Distant Episode (Ben Rivers, 2015)

9. The Event (Sergei Loznitsa, 2015)

10. Poet on a Business Trip (Ju Anqi, 2015)


Ricky D’Ambrose’s Notes on an Appearance opens on August 17.

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2008 and 2018).