Leonardo Quaresima

Head of Film Studies Program, University of Udine; co-editor, Cinema & Cie

Italy

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Avventura, L'

1960

Michelangelo Antonioni

Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The

1919

Robert Wiene

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Last Year At Marienbad

1961

Alain Resnais

Lonesome

1928

Pál Fejös

Manhattan

1979

Woody Allen

Ossessione

1943

Luchino Visconti

Partie de campagne

1936

Jean Renoir

Rashomon

1950

Akira Kurosawa

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Comments

The list cannot correspond (in some cases, at least) to the most established canons. I’m aware of that. My choice has been guided by two main criteria: 1) the innovatory role of the films; 2) the capability of the films to communicate with contemporary creativity and mise en scène patterns; 3) the vitality and reactivity of the films, which makes of them living organisms and not historical artefacts belonging to a museum.

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