Top 10 off the Top: Lav Diaz

“Top 10 off the Top” invites filmmakers to share their favourite films that immediately come to mind.

The first installment features Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz. You can also read an interview where we discuss his award-winning new film, Genus, Pan.


Lav Diaz

A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)

Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)

Beau travail (Claire Denis)

Our Daily Bread (Mani Kaul)

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica)

A Gentle Woman (Robert Bresson)

“…the list goes on and on and I am considering a thousand and one films right now but I can only think of these six films as the films that I want to go back to at the moment. But there are so many great films out there. Mabuhay ang cinema! (Long live cinema!)” -Lav Diaz