Watch: Alfonso Cuarón & Pawel Pawlikowski Pick Criterion Favorites

October 9, 2013
Source: YouTube

Criterion Collection Alfonso Cuaron

"Dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality." For cinephiles, it's amusing to watch two very talented filmmakers geeking out while raiding the DVD/BR closets of the Criterion Collection. Inbetween the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, directors Alfonso Cuarón (of Gravity) & Pawel Pawlikowski (of Ida) stopped by the Criterion offices in New York City and stole made off with a bunch of DVDs from their archives. A short video has hit the web showing the two discussing classics and picking out favorites, and now we can watch them geek out.

Thanks to RopeofSilicon for the tip. Here's a list of all the Criterion films mentioned or shown in the video: Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard/1962), Lola Montes (Max Ophuls/1955), The Complete Jean Vigo, To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch/1942), A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson/1956), Larisa Shepitko Series, Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard/1966), The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman/1960) (also Summer with Monika - Bergman/1953 + The Seventh Seal - Bergman/1957), Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman/1971), This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson/1963), Naked (Mike Leigh/1993). Visit Criterion.

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They didn't take Summer with Monika and The Seventh Seal. They compared The Virgin Spring as being a combination of the two.

Yaanu on Oct 9, 2013


Yea I know. I still listed them as films that were "mentioned" in the video and put those two in parentheses after The Virgin Spring.

Alex Billington on Oct 9, 2013


Couple of greedy pigs there. Cuaron never heard of This Sporting Life or Two lane Blacktop? He has nerve calling himself a director.

Chuckee Knowlton on Oct 9, 2013


your comment reminds me how strongly people feel about "their" movies, or movies they feel strongly about... like in no other form of art, i believe

will hc on Oct 14, 2014


I love how genuinely excited he (Cuaron) seems.

IlluminationTheory on Oct 9, 2013

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