Jorge Jellinek

Film critic; festival programmer; ocasional actor

Uruguay

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Battleship Potemkin

1925

Sergei M Eisenstein

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Greed

1925

Erich von Stroheim

Kings of the Road

1976

Wim Wenders

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

strada, La

1954

Federico Fellini

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Wavelength

1967

Michael Snow

Comments

Creating this list employed the usual mixture of capricious personal tastes, critical and historical traditions, arbitrary and frustrating selections, joyful memories and new deceptions, partial but grounded criteria, and thoughtful and adventurous reasoning. Its purpose is not to establish a catalogue of masterpieces or a collection to watch on a desert island, but just what I think represents the evolution of film as an artistic expression in the last century. To explain why I chose these ten titles and left out others that I also love would demand much more space that is reasonable in this collective poll. I promise to reconsider it, if I participate again in 2022.

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