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by Sam Juliano

As soon as August shows its scorched face, we know that September will be upon us before we can bat an eyelash.  For me this is a tricky week ahead, as I have cataract surgery on my left eye set for Friday morning.  I had the right one done a little over two years ago, and all went quite well.  I guess the worst part is the five day lead-in with all the different eye drops I must be sure to insert in the eye being treated.  Otherwise, the heat is upon us in force, and I have been working to complete my second novel.  As of today I am at 103,000 words, but still have considerable work to complete before turning over the manuscript to my first-stage editor.

With the Rest of Europe polling now tabulated, I want to announce that later in the day on Monday, (August 8th) I will be posting the Rest of Asia poll, which will include the films of South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia and if applicable, the Himalayan countries.  That upcoming balloting will run from the 8th until a date to be determined in the first week of September.  Anyway without further ado here are the results of the Rest of Europe polling:

“The Dead,” “Jeanne Dielman,” “La Promesse,” “Rosetta,” “The Vanishing,” “Landscape in the Mist” and “The Travelling Players” lead Top 136 “Rest of Europe” polling!!

1. The Dead (John Huston, 1987; Ireland) – 176
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975; Belgium) – 123.5
3. La Promesse / The Promise (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1996; Belgium) – 93.5
4. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1999; Belgium) – 92
5. The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988; Netherlands) – 89
6. Landscape in the Mist (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1988; Greece) – 80
7. The Travelling Players (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1975; Greece) – 78
8. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012; Austria) – 75.5
9. L’Enfant / The Child (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2005; Belgium) – 75.5
10. Once (John Carney, 2007; Ireland) – 75
11. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 1989; Ireland) – 74.5
12. Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, 2009; Austria) – 74
13. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992; Ireland) – 66.5
14. The 4th Man (Paul Verhoeven, 1983; Netherlands) – 57
15. Faces of Children / Visages d’enfants / Mother (Jacques Feyder, 1925; Switzerland) – 57
16. Eternity and a Day (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1998; Greece) – 49
17. The Ogre of Athens / O Drakos (Nikos Koundouros, 1956; Greece) – 49
18. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006; Netherlands) – 46.5
19. Le fils / The Son (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2002; Belgium) – 46.5
20. Winter in Wartime (Martin Koolhoven, 2008; Netherlands) – 44.5
21. Stella (Michael Cacoyannis, 1955; Greece) – 44
22. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Alain Tanner, 1976; Switzerland) – 42
23. Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008; Ireland) – 40
24. The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan, 1997; Ireland) – 39.5
25. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, 2020; Ireland) – 39.5
26. Great Freedom (Sebastian Meise, 2021; Austria) – 38.5
27. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass, 2002; Ireland) – 37
28. Masquerade in Vienna (Willi Forst, 1934; Austria) – 36
29. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009; Greece) – 35.5
30. Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore, 2014; Ireland) – 35
31. Ulysses’ Gaze (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1995; Greece) – 35
32. The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2011; Belgium) – 34.5
33. The Weeping Meadow (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 2004; Greece) – 34
34. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2014; Belgium) – 33.5
35. Father and Daughter (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2000; Netherlands) – 33
36. Ma Vie en Rose / My Life in Pink (Alain Berliner, 1997; Belgium) – 32
37. Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997; Austria) – 30
38. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014; Switzerland) – 30
39. The Lacemaker (Claude Goretta, 1977; Switzerland) – 30
40. Revanche (Götz Spielmann, 2008; Austria) – 29.
41. Never on Sunday (Jules Dassin, 1960; Greece) – 28
42. Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1971; Belgium) – 27
43. Toto the Hero /Toto le héros (Jaco Van Dormael, 1991; Belgium) – 27
44. News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1976; Belgium) – 26
45. The Trojan Women (Michael Cacoyannis, 1971; Greece) – 26
46. The Boat Is Full (Markus Imhoof, 1981; Switzerland) – 23
47. Journey of Hope (Xavier Koller, 1990; Switzerland) – 23
48. Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven, 1973; Netherlands) – 23
49. Character (Mike van Diem, 1997; Netherlands) – 22
50. The Commitments (Alan Parker, 1991; Ireland) – 22
51. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach, 2006; Ireland) – 22
52. Iphigenia (Michael Cacoyannis, 1977; Greece) – 21
53. Toute une nuit / A Whole Night (Chantal Akerman, 1982; Belgium) – 20
54. Waking Ned Devine (Kirk Jones, 1998; Ireland) – 18.5
55. The Assault (Fons Rademakers, 1986; Netherlands) – 18
56. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017; Ireland) – 18
57. Sing Street (John Carney, 2016; Ireland) – 17.5
58. Angst (Gerald Kargl, 1983; Austria) – 17
59. Calvary (John Michael McDonagh, 2014; Ireland) – 17
60. It Happened in Broad Daylight (Ladislao Vajda, 1958; Switzerland) – 17
61. Antonia’s Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995; Netherlands) – 16.5
62. The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007; Austria) – 16
63. Electra (Michael Cacoyannis, 1962; Greece) – 16
64. From the East (Chantal Akerman, 1993; Belgium) – 16
65. A Girl in Black (Michael Cacoyannis, 1956; Greece) – 16
66. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015; Belgium) – 16
67. Zorba the Greek (Michael Cacoyannis, 1964; Greece) – 16
68. Alpine Fire (Fredi M. Murer, 1985; Switzerland) – 15
69. The Field (Jim Sheridan, 1990; Ireland) – 15
70. Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2016; Austria) – 15
71. It Happened Just Before (Anja Salomonowitz, 2006; Austria) – 14
72. Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015; Greece) – 13
73. My Life as a Zucchini (Claude Barras, 2016; Switzerland) – 13
74. The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore, 2009; Ireland) – 13
75. Sissi (Ernst Marischka, 1955; Austria) – 13
76. Soldier of Orange (Paul Verhoeven, 1977; Netherlands) – 13
77. For a Lost Soldier (Roeland Kerbosch, 1992; Netherlands) – 12
78. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, 1986; Ireland) – 12
79. Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999; Austria) – 12
80. Premiere (Géza von Bolváry, 1937; Austria) – 12
81. In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan, 1993; Ireland) – 11.5
82. 71 Fragments of a Chronicle of Chance (Michael Haneke, 1994; Austria) – 11
83. Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, 2014; Austria) – 10
84. Dead in 3 Days 2 (Andreas Prochaska, 2008; Austria) – 10
85. The Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix van Groeningen, 2012; Belgium) – 9
86. Malpertuis / The Legend of Doom House (Harry Kümel, 1971; Belgium) – 9
87. Spetters (Paul Verhoeven, 1980; Netherlands) – 9
88. The Vain Housemaid (Johann Schwarzer, 1908; Austria) – 9
89. An Affair of Love / Une liaison pornographique (Frédéric Fonteyne, 1999; Belgium) – 8
90. Alexander the Great (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1980; Greece) – 8
91. Almayer’s Folly (Chantal Akerman, 2012; Belgium) – 8
92. Animal Heart (Séverine Cornamusaz, 2009; Switzerland) – 8
93. Appointment in Bray (André Delvaux, 1971; Belgium) – 8
94. The Beekeeper (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1986; Greece) – 8
95. The Brand New Testament (Jaco Van Dormael, 2015; Belgium) – 8
96. Brussels Transit (Samy Szlingerbaum, 1981; Belgium) – 8
97. Bullets Don’t Come Back (Nikos Foskolos, 1967; Greece) – 8
98. Charles, Dead or Alive (Alain Tanner, 1969; Switzerland) – 8
99. Circle of Friends (Pat O’Connor, 1995; Ireland) – 8
100. Daens (Stijn Coninx, 1992; Belgium) – 8
101. The Dark Valley (Andreas Prochaska, 2014; Austria) – 8
102. The Drunkard (Yorgos Tzavellas, 1950; Greece) – 8
103. Fanfare (Bert Haanstra, 1958; Netherlands) – 8
104. The Hunters (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1977; Greece) – 8
105. The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (Nikos Panayotopoulos, 1978; Greece) – 8
106. Import Export (Ulrich Seidl, 2007; Austria) – 8
107. In America (Jim Sheridan, 2002; Ireland) – 8
108. In the White City (Alain Tanner, 1983; Switzerland) – 8
109. Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman, 1974; Belgium) – 8
110. The Kidnapping (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1934; Switzerland) – 8
111. The Last Chance (Leopold Lindtberg, 1945; Switzerland) – 8
112. Light Years Away (Alain Tanner, 1981; Switzerland) – 8
113. Little Joe (Jessica Hausner, 2019; Austria) – 8
114. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (André Delvaux, 1965; Belgium) – 8
115. The Meetings of Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978; Belgium) – 8
116. Messidor (Alain Tanner, 1979; Switzerland) – 8
117. Michael Collins (Neil Jordan, 1996; Ireland) – 8
118. My Name Is Yu Ming (Daniel O’Hara, 2003; Ireland) – 8
119. North Sea Texas (Bavo Defurne, 2011; Belgium) – 8
120. The Northerners (Alex van Warmerdam, 1992; Netherlands) – 8
121. The Polish Bride (Karim Traïdia, 1998; Netherlands) – 8
122. Rain / Regen (Mannus Franken & Joris Ivens, 1929; Netherlands) – 8
123. Ray of Sunshine (Pál Fejös, 1933; Austria) – 8
124. The Red Lanterns (Vasilis Georgiadis, 1963; Greece) – 8
125. Rembetiko (Costas Ferris, 1983; Greece) – 8
126. The Salamander (Alain Tanner, 1971; Switzerland) – 8
127. The Sea That Thinks (Gert de Graaff, 2000; Netherlands) – 8
128. A Sense of Loss (Marcel Ophüls, 1972; Ireland) – 8
129. The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke, 1989; Austria) – 8
130. Sister (Ursula Meier, 2012; Switzerland) – 8
131. The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1991; Greece) – 8
132. Sweet Bunch (Nikos Nikolaidis, 1983; Greece) – 8
133. Unsere Afrikareise / Our Trip to Africa (Peter Kubelka, 1966; Austria) – 8
134. Voyage to Cythera (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1984; Greece) – 8
135. The Wall / Die Wand (Julian Pölsler, 2012; Austria) – 8
136. War Is Hell (Alfred Machin, 1914; Belgium) – 8

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