For our 60th instalment, we got in touch with Roger Guàrdia, a NYC-based director working internationally in music videos and commercials.
Below are Roger’s selects and what he had to say:
This is a compilation of things I like: from my past, my present and my future. Things that resonated with me and/or felt attracted to. Good or bad, dark or light.
Let’s start from the beginning:
- Bambi (1942)
- DragonBall Z (1993 / 2000)
- Rapture (1979)
- The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
- The Exterminating Angel (1962)
- Ice Cream (1970)
- Flex (2000)
- Under the Skin (2013)
- Akira (1988)
- Lost in Translation (2003)
- Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
- Embrujada (1983)
- ‘Philadelphia 88’ Fugazi (1988)
A classic coming of age story. Every frame is crafted beautifully and the colors they used are amazing. I used to love it when I was a kid together with ‘The Jungle Book’.
Iconic scene from DragonBall Z. The Catalan version. I have had a scar on my cheek since I was 4 years old. So I saw myself reflected here as a little kid as well.
Masterpiece. Dark, sensual, mysterious from the ’70s… This is one of my favorite movies. Iván Zulueta was a true visionary, a visual mastermind. One of the most important directors in Spanish cinema in my opinion. He only directed one movie and several shorts. An “Artista maldito”. A Spanish “enfant terrible”.
Pop culture meets genre cinema meets poetry. Leos Carax has this ability to combine that in his films. One of my favourite films with iconic scenes. I really love it.
This is also a masterpiece. The OG. Buñuel was the top one.
Erotic underground Spanish short film. LSD and psychedelic vibes.
This is also one of my favorite films ever. CC is probably one of the most important and influential directors for new generations. And he never jumped into long format.
I also love this movie so much. The atmosphere created, the simplicity of the story and the direction approach are amazing.
Iconic. Not a lot of words needed I feel.
Beautiful story & beautifully directed. One of the movies I watched more times in my life. It transmits me a lot of peace and tenderness.
Alice Rohrwacher is one of the most interesting contemporary directors in my opinion. Her cinema feels so fresh and classic at the same time.
This Spanish music video is from the early 80s. It feels ahead of its time.
This footage is amazing. The energy and the wildness. Hardcore punk.