Movies That Changed Anisia Uzeyman

Take a journey through the cinematic education of Anisia Uzeyman, the Rwandan actress and director breaking onto the scene with her directorial premiere, Dreamstates (2016), and starring role in Guetty Felin’s Ayiti Mon Amour (2016).

Movies That Changed Anisia Uzeyman is the second in a REELYDOPE original series where we ask directors and actors to discuss the films that have made an impact on their lives. From the JLG to Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Uzeyman tells us about her earliest memories in the cinema all the way through the directors that have inspired her breakout film. This is a masterclass on independent film spoken from the heart of a true cineaste.

For your convenience, an annotated list of films/directors mentioned below:

0:03 – Jean-Luc Godard
0:38 – Vivre Sa Vie – Dir. Jean-Luc Godard – 1962
1:31 – Pierreot Le Fou – Dir. Jean-Luc Godard – 1965
1:52 – David Lynch
1:59 – Wild at Heart – Dir. David Lynch – 1990
2:40 – Eraserhead – Dir. David Lynch – 1977
2:44 – Blue Velvet – Dir. David Lynch – 1986
2:48 – Mulholland Drive – Dir. David Lynch – 2001
3:11 – Andrei Tarkovsky
3:18 – The Mirror – Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky – 1975
4:13 – The Sacrifice – Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky – 1986
4:34 – Solaris – Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky – 1972
4:48 – Marguerite Duras
4:54 – Hiroshima Mon Amour – Dir. Marguerite Duras – 1959
5:31 – Le Camion – Dir. Marguerite Duras – 1977
7:02 – Wong Kar-Wai
7:12 – Something Wild – Days of Being Wild – Dir. Wong Kar-Wai – 1990
8:23 – John Cassavetes
8:43 – A Woman Under the Influence – Dir. John Cassavetes – 1974
8:47 – Minnie & Moskowitz – Dir. John Cassavetes – 1971
8:50 – Shadows – Dir. John Cassavetes – 1959
10:42 – Chantal Akerman
11:40 – Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels – Dir. Chantal Akerman – 1975
12:12 – Melvin Van Peebles
12:15 – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – Dir. Melvin Van Peebles – 1971
13:00 – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
13:12 – Mysterious Object at Noon – Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul – 2000
14:20 – Cemetery of Splendour – Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul – 2015

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Music – Shruggs, https://soundcloud.com/shrggs

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