Jan Göransson

Swedish Film Institute

Sweden

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Before the Rain

1994

Milcho Manchevski

German Sisters, The

1981

Margarethe von Trotta

Germany Pale Mother

1980

Helma Sanders-Brahms

Gone with the Wind

1939

Victor Fleming

Hour of the Wolf

1968

Ingmar Bergman

Johnny Got His Gun

1971

Dalton Trumbo

Kids Are All Right, The

2010

Lisa Cholodenko

Man There Was, A

1917

Victor Sjöström

Man Who Laughs, The

1928

Paul Leni

Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The

1964

Jacques Demy

Comments

My first thought was simply to go with silent films. Then I toyed with the idea of films with a political message, since it was thanks to film that I myself became a lifelong pacifist and antimilitarist. But after many sleepless nights (so difficult did I find this task), I knew that I wanted to embrace works from an entire century.

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