Tim Wong

Editor, the Lumière Reader

New Zealand

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

7th Heaven

1927

Frank Borzage

Canterbury Tale, A

1944

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

City of Sadness, A

1989

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Edvard Munch

1976

Peter Watkins

Flowing

1956

Naruse Mikio

Intruder, The

2004

Claire Denis

Lady Eve, The

1941

Preston Sturges

Late Spring

1949

Ozu Yasujirô

Mulholland Dr

2001

David Lynch

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Comments

This is a strictly personal, open-ended attempt to tackle the selection process, with preference given to works (particularly those within a significant oeuvre) that have impacted my own perspective on cinema, over those traditionally singled out under the banner of ‘objective greatness’ (eg Late Spring over Tokyo Story, A Canterbury Tale over The Red Shoes, and so on).

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