Top 10: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer, whose work explores the colliding identities of black immigrants in America through multiple forms, ranging from cinematic essays to experimental narratives to reconstructed Black popular media. She is the director of films like Kwaku Ananse, which is part of the Triple Consciousness series. Here, she shares her 12 favorite films.

(In no particular order)

1. Hill of Freedom (Hong Sangsoo, 2014)

2. Perfumed Nightmare (Kidlat Tahimik, 1977)

3. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, 2012)

4. Los Herederos (Eugenio Polgovsky, 2009)

5. Dodes'ka-den (Akira Kurosawa, 1970)

6. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019)

7. The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)

8. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)

9. The Housemaid (Kim Ki-young, 1960)

10. Dakan (Mohamed Camara, 1997)

11. Waiting for Happiness (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2002)

12. Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000)

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2012 and 2022).