Zdena Škapová

Professor, FAMU Prague Film School

Czech Republic

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Closely Observed Trains

1966

Jiří Menzel

Crimes and Misdemeanors

1989

Woody Allen

Naked Island, The

1961

Shindo Kaneto

Marketa Lazarová

1967

Frantisek Vlácil

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Padre padrone

1977

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

Sporting Life, The

1963

Lindsay Anderson

Tree of Wooden Clogs, The

1978

Ermano Olmi

Wild Strawberries

1957

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

My choice is the result of a mixture of films that represent the aesthetic pinnacles of achievement and of those that have had the biggest impact on my own view of cinema. I rate them for the depth of their serious and highly concentrated insight into human interiors and existence.

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