Casper Tybjerg

Associate Professor of Film Studies, University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Autumn Afternoon, An

1962

Ozu Yasujirô

Country Doctor, The

1909

D.W. Griffith

enfants du paradis, Les

1945

Marcel Carné

How Green Was My Valley

1941

John Ford

Kid, The

1921

Charles Chaplin

Leopard, The

1963

Luchino Visconti

Napoleon

1927

Abel Gance

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Comments

Five silents, five talkies. I’ve given a list of masterpieces, of films of great human and cinematic richness, to represent the sweep of film history, but these are also all films that have meant a great deal to me in my life.

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