Paula Félix-Didier

Director, Pablo Ducros Hicken film museum

Argentina

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

General, The

1926

Buster Keaton

Last Laugh, The

1924

F. W. Murnau

Memories of Underdevelopment

1968

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Ciénaga, La

2001

Lucrecia Martel

Traitors, The

1973

Raymundo Gleyzer

Wavelength

1967

Michael Snow

Comments

It is of course very difficult to choose, and the list probably changes every day. I tried not to be very self-indulgent but I failed (although I didn’t add Metropolis to my list). And remember: canons like this are also possible because archivists take care of films for future generations to see.

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