Kjetil Lismoen

Editor, Rushprint; critic, Aftenposten

Norway

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Ashes and Diamonds

1958

Andrzej Wajda

Battle of Algiers, The

1966

Gillo Pontecorvo

Conformist, The

1970

Bernardo Bertolucci

Leopard, The

1963

Luchino Visconti

Princess Mononoke

1997

Miyazaki Hayao

There Will Be Blood

2007

Paul Thomas Anderson

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

WALL-E

2008

Andrew Stanton

Wizard of Oz, The

1939

Victor Fleming

World of Apu, The

1958

Satyajit Ray

Comments

This is of course an impossible task. I’ve tried to balance certain concerns – the films’ place in film history and so on – but had in the end to give into my own, very personal preferences. Why films make such an impact on us and stay with us is a complex and often mysterious process.

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