10/10: Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, the revolutionary filmmakers behind Leviathan and this month’s Caniba (Paravel also co-directed Foreign Parts, while Castaing-Taylor co-directed Sweetgrass), share the ten best films they saw in the last ten years, noting, “I guess it only respects the 10/10 logic if it is 10 films we have seen in the last 10 years; some were made more than 10 years ago.”

— in no particular order —

1. Li’l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont, 2014)

2. Phat Free (David Hammons, 1995-1999)

3. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973)

4. A Thousand Suns (Mati Diop, 2013)

5. The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)

6. Girls Tricky (Steve McQueen, 2001)

7. Happy as Lazzaro (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018)

8. Jakub / Old Believers (Jana Ševčíková, 1992 / 2001)

9. Spiritual Voices (Alexander Sokurov, 1996)

10. Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010)


Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Caniba opens on October 19.

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).