Un Chien Andalou
La Jetée (1962)
Si j’avais 4 dromadaires (If I had Four Dromedaries, 1966)
Sans Soleil (1983)
Chris Marker & Alain Resnais
Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Statues Also Die) – 1953
Man with A Movie Camera (1929)
Experimental silent documentary film, with no story and no actors by Soviet-Russian director Dziga Vertov, edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova.
A Sixth Part of the World (1926)
Silent film directed by Dziga Vertov and produced by Kultkino (part of Sovkino). Through the travelogue format, it depicted the multitude of Soviet peoples in remote areas of USSR and detailed the entirety of the wealth of the Soviet land. Focusing on cultural and economic diversity, the film is in fact a call for unification in order to build a “complete socialist society”. A mix betweennewsreel and found footage, Vertov edited sequences filmed by eight teams of kinoks (kinoki) during their trips. According to Vertov, the film anticipates the coming of sound films by using a constant “word-radio-theme” in the intertitles.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin is the classic masterpiece silent film from director Sergej Eisenstein from 1925. The film is based on the true events of the Russian Revolution of 1905. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and was a masterful example of montage editing.
October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1927)
Historical-revolutionary film, made for the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. Events of 1917, which resulted in the discharge of the cruiser “Aurora” and the storming of the Winter Palace, were restored with the maximum precision.
Soy Cuba (1964)
Berlin: A Great City
Citizen Kane trailer
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Nanook of the North (1922)