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Hand-Picked By Lynne Ramsay

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We couldn’t be happier that Lynne Ramsay is back! To celebrate the UK release of the highly anticipated and electrifying You Were Never Really Here, we’ve handed over the reins to the woman of the moment. The result is a wonderful, hand-picked and heartfelt selection of films that made an unforgettable impression on her, expanded her vision of cinema, and ultimately inspired her own work.

The Battle of Algiers

Gillo Pontecorvo Italy, 1966

“It’s amazing how contemporary and relevant it looks and feels—like it was made last week, not in 1965. It doesn’t judge and the ideas are complex. Not a frame of it feels inauthentic yet there’s very sophisticated craft in the cinematography, editing, sound, music… A cinematic masterpiece”. —L.R.

The Last Picture Show

Peter Bogdanovich United States, 1971

“That feeling of burgeoning awkward teenage sexuality and being stuck in a dead end town is brilliant. Cybill Shepherd undressing on the diving board. Cloris Leachman’s sex scene with Timothy Bottoms, to the sound of the creaking bed, and her emotional explosion at the end really affected me”. —L.R.

Meshes of the Afternoon

Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid United States, 1943

“The strange, disturbing atmosphere, the impossible time and space, the hooded figure with mirror face, the dreaming woman at the window who becomes three! I felt like I was in a house of ghosts. As a photographer, I was blown away by its imagination and inspired me to go to film school”. —L.R.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.