‘Eraserhead’ – David Lynch
‘Last in England’ – Derek Jarman
As we were looking at impact I tried to think of the last film where the opening scene affected my mood and evoked a feeling, it’s not particularly arty, but it isn’t the usual narrative technique.
‘Instant Swamp’ – Satoshi Miki (watch up to 2 min 20)
Also Sucker Punch has a gripping opening scene that uses colour, music and sound to evoke emotion.