Köves Gábor

Journalist and film critic, Magyar Narancs

Hungary

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Apartment, The

1960

Billy Wilder

Breaking the Waves

1996

Lars von Trier

Double Indemnity

1944

Billy Wilder

grande illusion, La

1937

Jean Renoir

Hannah and Her Sisters

1986

Woody Allen

Jules et Jim

1962

François Truffaut

Metropolis

1927

Fritz Lang

Once Upon a Time in the West

1968

Sergio Leone

Shadows

1959

John Cassavetes

Star Wars

1977

George Lucas

Comments

In putting together this ten-film list I followed one rule and one rule only: to choose films I simply cannot do without, not merely as a film critic but as a human being. I didn’t measure their importance on the grand scale of film history, nor did I resort to any prior lists or theories. These are my desert island films, the ones I would definitely need in my survival kit (although some food and band-aids would also come in handy).

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