Vicky Krieps emerged as a brilliant talent after starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread in 2017. Raised in Luxembourg, Krieps has been a charismatic and compelling presence in European films for over a decade, a highlight being her supporting role in Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx. In 2019, she won a German Television Award for her performance in Das Boot. This year, Krieps showcases her range in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island, M. Night Shyamalan’s Old, and Mathieu Amalric’s Cannes premiere Hold Me Tight.


To coincide with Bergman Islands release in U.S. theaters this Friday, Krieps shared a list of films she loves.

NIGHTS OF CABIRIA, Federico Fellini, 1957

Because the scene at the end on the edge of the cliff always makes me think of my personal life. And for Giulietta Masina’s performance, of course!

PARIS, TEXAS, Wim Wenders, 1984

For the aesthetic and the feeling that life is like a desert, vast and mysterious.

THE LEOPARD, Luchino Visconti, 1963

For its perfection and the pleasure of cinema—a sensuality of the image.

CHILDREN OF PARADISE, Marcel Carné, 1945

I’m not sure why, but its poetry haunts me.

PAN’S LABYRINTH, Guillermo del Toro, 2006

Because everything that scares me attracts me too. The unconscious within the conscious.

BOOGIE NIGHTS, Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997

One of the most fun and playful films I know of. A pleasure to watch. A trip into entertainment and amusement, all extremely well-conceived and crafted.