Andrei Plakhov

Film critic and historian

Russia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

All About My Mother

1999

Pedro Almodóvar

Ashes and Diamonds

1958

Andrzej Wajda

Cries and Whispers

1972

Ingmar Bergman

Damned, The

1969

Luchino Visconti

eclisse, L'

1962

Michelangelo Antonioni

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Salaam Cinema

1995

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Sunset Blvd.

1950

Billy Wilder

Comments

My third participation in a Sight & Sound poll turned out to be the most difficult and exiting. More and more upcoming great films leave previous favorites in shadow, so I concentrated on mature reflections of the nature of cinema: that is why I haven’t included any early masterpieces of silent period.

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