Manthia Diawara

Critic; African cinema specialist

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

I, a Negro

1959

Jean Rouch

Maltese Falcon, The

1941

John Huston

Mandabi

1968

Ousmane Sembene

Nights of Cabiria

1957

Federico Fellini

Once Upon a Time in the West

1968

Sergio Leone

Superfly

1972

Gordon Parks Jr

Xala

1974

Ousmane Sembene

Yeelen

1987

Souleymane Cisse

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