Adrian Martin

Film critic

Australia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Anna

1972

Alberto Grifi/Massimo Sarchielli

Behindert

1974

Stephen Dwoskin

By the Bluest of Seas

1935

Boris Barnet/S. Mardanin

Departure, The

1966

Jerzy Skolimowski

Enfant Secret, L'

1983

Philippe Garrel

Eyes Wide Shut

1999

Stanley Kubrick

Floating Clouds

1955

Naruse Mikio

Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The

1976

John Cassavetes

Nuit et jour

1991

Chantal Akerman

Wanda

1970

Barbara Loden

Comments

Most often, polls like this one get stuck in the past: the irrefutably canonised greats of cinema, as well as the participants’ own, long-gone youthful discoveries of them. This time, I have decided to favour masterpieces that, for the most part, I came upon during the last decade, and that sit outside the canon’s comfort zone.

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