Peggy Chiao

Professor; producer; film festival chair; writer

Taiwan

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Amarcord

1972

Federico Fellini

Battleship Potemkin

1925

Sergei M Eisenstein

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

City of Sadness, A

1989

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

I chose them not only because they represent the milestones of film history, but also because they are the films that I can watch again and again and never get tired of. Even though I know all of them by heart – each line and each frame – they still move me each time in different parts. As I grow older, my readings of them may change slightly, but my love for them has never changed.

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