Caraz is an up-and-coming film director, based in Montreal.
Below are Caraz’s selects and what she had to say:
Yo, I’m Caraz and here lie my selects.
Selects: On Being A Woman
1. Unmarried Woman
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Astonishing acting performance by Jill Clayburgh. Politically avant-garde for the era, ‘Unmarried Woman’ addresses issues of sex, intimacy, loneliness, and divorce with such refinement that the film might just be one of the most sincere portraits on female liberation out there.
2. All About My Mother (1999)
Directed by Pedro Almodovar
Almodovar is one of my favourite directors. His characters are mesmerisingly alive and his scripts so delightfully written that his films feel like intimate rollercoaster rides.
3. Klute (1971)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Anything thriller-y is my jam. Fun fact: Jane Fonda almost refused the role of Bree Daniels, wondering if it was politically correct to play a sex worker as a feminist… turns out she succeeded in depicting the incredibly complex and rich inner life of a call girl, making it an important film in the history of feminism.
4. ‘Bad Girls’ M.I.A (2012)
Directed by Romain Gavras
This music video requires no introduction. Simply iconic.
Selects: On Being Mind Blown
1. Capernaum (2018)
Directed by Nadine Labaki
‘Capernaum’ is a masterpiece. To me, this film represents everything that cinema is supposed to be. It’s been 3 years and I’m still not over it.
2. Gummo (1997)
Directed by Harmony Korine
This is a classic. The structure is f*cked, actually, there’s none, but who cares? The scenes are so original and the characters so raw that I wanted to bang my head on the floor for two hours straight.
3. ‘Star Guitar’ The Chemical Brothers (2003)
Directed by Michel Gondry
3. Bromance (2021)
Directed by Jaroslav Moravec
I actually discovered this short film on Directors’ Library a few months back and watched it on the edge of my seat.
Selects: On Being Honest
1. Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Directed by Luca Guadagnino
If this film wasn’t on my list, I’d be lying. To watch every time the consuming feeling of falling deeply in love is missed.
2. Le Dîner des cons (1998)
Directed by Francis Veber
I’ve watched it over 30 times. It gives you great lines to use at parties.