Ralf Schenk

Film historian and Head of DEFA-foundation Berlin

Germany

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Germany Year Zero

1948

Roberto Rossellini

I am Cuba

1964

Mikhail Kalatozov

Intolerance

1916

D.W. Griffith

Lola Montès

1955

Max Ophüls

Man of Straw

1951

Wolfgang Staudte

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

Nashville

1975

Robert Altman

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

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