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Saturday25 October 2014

Robert Harbison’s new series of 50 films that demonstrate this potential, chosen for their intimations of richer sorts of space
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Top 50 films for architects

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Top 50 films for architects: The Passion of Joan of Arc

17 February 2014

This silent classic may be an ordeal to watch, but it is beautiful in its obsessive concentration

'La Promesse' Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

50 films for Architects: La Promesse Video

16 October 2013

Hard-hitting film set in a dreary nowhere city is a tale of cruelty and redemption

Brazil

Top 50 films for architects: Brazil Video

23 September 2013

This exuberant dystopian fantasy is a tale of universal submissiveness

Still Life

Top 50 films for architects: Still Life (aka Good People of the Three Gorges) Video

17 July 2013

A risk-taking exploration of a labyrinth of demolitions and life at close quarters

Anatoliy Solonitsyn plays the painter Andrei Rublev.

Top 50 films for architects: Andrei Rublev Video

16 July 2013

A soulful portrayal of an actual historical figure

Madame de…directed by Max Ophuls 1953

Top 50 films for architects: Madame de...

24 April 2013

A baroque tale of intrigue, jewellery and dilemma

Bleakness: Douglas’s trilogy.

Top 50 films for architects: My Childhood My Ain Folk My Way Home

15 April 2013

An uncompromising trilogy about childhood laid bare

The Mill and the Cross

Top 50 films for architects: The Mill and the Cross

25 March 2013

A lesson in turning two dimensions into three

Faust

Top 50 films for architects: Faust Video

12 February 2013

Murnau’s film leaves neither time nor space for things to unfold slowly

Cry of the City

Top 50 films for architects: Cry of the City Video

29 January 2013

This film noir is like a mathematical equation

Spirited Away

Top 50 films for architects: Spirited Away Video

17 January 2013

It’s easy to forget that this fantastical Japanese film is a cartoon

Apocalypse Now

Top 50 films for architects: Apocalypse Now Video

30 November 2012

Francis Ford Coppola’s interpretation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is a journey into the unknown

The Iron Gate

Top 50 films for architects: The Iron Gate (Cairo Station)

14 November 2012

Chahine’s film evokes the hollow feeling of being left behind

Nil by Mouth

Top 50 films for architects: Nil by Mouth

26 October 2012

The constant fear of violence is more wearing in Oldman’s film than the thing itself

Late Spring

Top 50 films for architects: Late Spring Video

18 October 2012

Ozu’s film explores elements of human communication where words are secondary to space

Once Upon a Time in the West

Top 50 films for architects: Once upon a time in the West Video

27 September 2012

Music dictates the action in this metaphysical or post-modern western

The Saragossa Manuscript

Top 50 films for architects: The Saragossa Manuscript Video

21 August 2012

Outrageously elaborate sets and shifting tales make this highly fanciful account of the Napoleonic period a hallucinatory experience

Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov, 1929

Top 50 Films for Architects: Man with a Movie Camera

12 July 2012

Man with a Movie Camera brims over with fleeting impressions and closely observed human figures

Pixote

Top 50 Films for Architects: Pixote Video

5 July 2012

Pixote is a gruelling story of human waste but finds there is unexpected visual beauty in deprivation

Shoeshine, Vittorio  De Sica, 1946

Top 50 Films for Architects: Shoeshine Video

21 June 2012

Real life locations sets the tone for a brutal taste of life in a juvenile prison

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