10/10: Christian Petzold

The acclaimed director of Phoenix, Barbara, and the forthcoming Transit lists ten favorite films from the last ten years, “directly without any reflection.” Plus one caveat: “I forgot 234 other great movies.”

— in chronological order —

1. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)

2. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

3. Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011)

4. Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013)

5. Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014)

6. Being 17 (André Téchiné, 2016)

7. Manchester By the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)

8. Good Time (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2017)

9. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)

10. Den of Thieves (Christian Gudegast, 2018)

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“Christian Petzold: The State We Are In,” a career-spanning retrospective, begins at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on November 30, while Transit opens this Spring.

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2008 and 2018).

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