My Top 10 NFB films of all time | Curator’s Perspective

My Top 10 NFB films of all time | Curator’s Perspective

My Top 10 NFB films of all time | Curator’s Perspective

April 22 is National Canadian Film Day, an annual event held in communities across the country (online only, this year) to celebrate Canada through Canadian film.

To help mark the occasion, I’ve put together a list of what I consider to be the top 10 NFB films of all time. I think these films deserve your time and appreciation. Obviously, this is a very subjective list, so I’ve most likely omitted films you consider to be among the best. If you feel I’ve missed a great film, please tell me about it in the comments.

Without further ado, here are my top 10 NFB films in reverse order:

Number 10: Black Soul

Black Soul, Martine Chartrand, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 9: Nahanni

Nahanni, Donald Wilder, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 8: Fields of Sacrifice

Fields of Sacrifice, Donald Brittain, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 7: The Danish Poet

The Danish Poet, Torill Kove, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 6: Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole, Gil Cardinal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 5: Flamenco at 5:15

Flamenco at 5:15, Cynthia Scott, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 4: Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen , Donald Brittain & Don Owen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 3: The Big Snit

The Big Snit, Richard Condie, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 2: Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Number 1: Waterwalker

Waterwalker, Bill Mason, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Click on the link to see which titles my colleague Marc St-Pierre, the French collection curator, has chosen for his top 10.

Happy Canadian Film Day

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