"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" (Ted Kotcheff, 1974)

"An Autumn Afternoon" (Satyajit Ray, 1952)

"Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)

"Borom Sarrett" (Ousmane Sembene, 1963)

"Charulata" (Satyajt Ray, 1964)

"Cleopatra" (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963)

"Con La Pata Quebrada" (Diego Galan, 2013) 

"The Desert of the Tartars" (Valerio Zurlini, 1976)

"Fedora" (Billy Wilder, 1978)

"Goha" (Jacques Baratier, 1957)

"La Grande Bouffe" (Marco Ferreri, 1973)

"Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (Alain Resnais, 1959)

"Le Joli Mai" (Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme, 1963)

"The Last Detail" (Hal Ashby, 1973)

"The Last Emperor" (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987)

"Lucky Luciano" (Francesco Rosi, 1973)

"Manila in the Claws of Light" (Lino Brocka, 1975)

"Opium" (Arielle Dombasle, 2013)

"Plain Soleil" (Rene Clement, 1960)

"Queen Margot" (Patrice Chereau, 1994)

"Shepard and Dark" (Triva Wurmfeld, 2013) 

"A Story of Children and Film" (Mark Cousins, 2013)

"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (Jacques Demy, 1964)

"Vertigo" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

"Visions of Eight" (Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Youri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling, 1973)

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Guy Lodge is a South African-born critic and sometime screenwriter. In addition to his work at In Contention, he is a freelance contributor to Variety, Time Out, Empire and The Guardian. He lives well beyond his means in London.