The Mirror (1975): Andrei Tarkovsky
Tarkovsky believes his specific film tactic in ‘The Mirror’ allows the telling of his life story flow more organically to his viewers. Viewers become disarmed from the timeline of his life and more focused upon the emotional response to his dreams, fears, traumatizing childhood memories, and pivotal moments.
Breaking the Waves (1996): Lars Von Trier
In ‘Breaking The Waves’, Von Trier challenges the definitions of freedom and authority and exposes how intimately connected these definitions are, proposing us to question the meaning of ‘goodness’ in the world.
The Turin Horse (2011): Bela Tarr
Béla Tarr’s film techniques separates himself from other realist techniques because he incorporates the notion of ‘The Seer’, exposing us to the entire melancholic environment of the character’s lives, figuratively reflecting how they feel within.
THX 1138 (1971): George Lucas
George Lucas explores the escalating dystopia of technology, surveillance, drugs and androids through the lives of numerically coded citizens.