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Barry Jenkins’s favorite Criterion films

It’s always fascinating to see the films that inspired a brilliant filmmaker. Here are the films Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) chose from the Criterion closet:

  • Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander
  • Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy
  • Andrew Haigh’s Weekend
  • John Cassavetes: Five Films
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog
  • Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine
  • Joel Coen’s Blood Simple
  • Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl
  • Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding
  • Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher
  • David Gordon Green’s George Washington
  • Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon
  • The Essential Jacques Demy
  • The Complete Jacques Tati

Criterion has also compiled a “Best of” Closet Picks video as well.

(hat-tip: Jay Cheel)