the hardest question for a cinephile

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Our film editor and writer Sophia Macapagal constructs a list of her ten favourite movies so far, that she recommends all BLOOME fans enjoy for themselves. 

The hardest question for a cinephile is to ask what would be their favourite movie of all time, and believe me when I say that this is a question I get asked frequently throughout the week when people find out about my growing passion for film. Each time I'm faced to answer this question, I always draw a blank. It's not because I don't have any favourites, or I don't have anything to say. In fact there's a quick list of movies that come to mind, and it's all a matter of choosing which one to mention. 

Think about it this way; when anyone asks you to list a favourite of anything you want to make sure that what you say is representative of everything you are, and this is how I feel approaching the subject of favourite films of all time. I want my choices to reflect who I am, while at the same time showing friends, family, and the people I encounter that my love for cinema extends from the normal Hollywood machine. Without intentions to make the art form seem "exclusive" or "high brow", here's my list of ten movies in no particular order, that I'd hope to have with me if I were stuck on a desert island for the rest of my life. Note that these are only my favourite films so far with my cinematic journey. 


(in no particular order)

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
dir. Alain Resnais
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
dir. Robert Zemeckis 
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Sabrina (1954)
dir. Billy Wilder
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The Godfather Part I + II (1972/74)
dir. Francis Ford Coppola 
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Wild Strawberries (1957)
dir. Ingmar Bergman 
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Frank (2014)
dir. Lenny Abrahamson 
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Brief Encounter (1945)
dir. David Lean 
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Fargo (1996)
dir. The Coen Brothers
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M (1931)
dir. Fritz Lang
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 In the Mood For Love (2000)
dir. Wong Kar-Wai
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