Fu Hongxing

Director, China Film Archive

China

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Adventures of Prince Achmed, The

1926

Lotte Reiniger

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Avventura, L'

1960

Michelangelo Antonioni

Farewell My Concubine

1993

Chen Kaige

Intolerance

1916

D.W. Griffith

Once Upon a Time in America

1983

Sergio Leone

Rashomon

1950

Akira Kurosawa

Spring in a Small Town

1948

Fei Mu

Tale of the Wind, A

Joris Ivens/Marceline Loridan Ivens

Wild Strawberries

1957

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

Spring in a Small Town is absolutely the best Chinese film ever – the most successful drama film that embodies the Eastern philosophy and Chinese sentimentalism. Farewell, My Concubine is a miniature of China’s history from the 1930s to the 1970s. This film has become the key to understand Chinese society.

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