Alice in the Cities (Wenders) a neglected little gem.
Mirror (Tarkovsky) Complex, autobiographical masterpiece full of luminously beautiful and astonishing images.
Celine and Julie go Boating (Rivette). A unique, rambling Parisian film about 2 young women (a librarian and a magician) who strike up a friendship, swap identities, share pill-popping "trips" into a house where a strange ghostly drama is being enacted... Full of surreal illusions and literary allusions - Alice in Wonderland, Henry James, Cocteau.. Regarded by eminent critic David Thomson as the most important film since Citizen Kane. It has more than a little in common with Mulholland Drive, but is much lighter and airier, more new wave than noir.
Pakeezah (Amrohi) Sumptuous, ravishing Indian musical.
Aguirre Wrath of God (Herzog) Mesmerising adventure with Spanish conquistadors in search of El Dorado.
Spirit of the Beehive (Erice) Wonderfully intimate, mysterious drama; a young girl's imagination stirred by a screening of Frankenstein.
Kings of the Road (Wenders). Grand, sometimes lugubrious, but brilliantly shot German road movie
Claire's Knee (Rohmer). Fresh as a summer breeze, with the lovely greens and blues of Lake Annecy, and delicately erotic.