Martial Pisani

Critic, Independencia

France

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Appunti su un fatto di cronaca

1951

Luchino Visconti

Cycling Chronicles: Landscape the Boy Saw

Wakamatsu Koji

Foolish Wives

1922

Erich von Stroheim

Foreign Correspondent

1940

Alfred Hitchcock

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The

2011

David Fincher

Man with No Name

Wang Bing

nuit du carrefour, La

1932

Jean Renoir

Prison

1949

Ingmar Bergman

Rainmaker, The

1997

Francis Ford Coppola

Sylvia Scarlett

1935

George Cukor

Comments

All these films could be fairytales if some disturbing details didn’t bring them back to reality. Conrad’s judgement on Flaubert could apply to each of them: “One never questions for a moment either his characters or his incidents: one would rather doubt one’s own existence.”

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