Igor Soukmanov

Film critic; program director, Minsk International Film Festival

Belarus

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Death of Mr Lazarescu, The

2005

Cristi Puiu

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972

Luis Buñuel

Ivan the Terrible

1945

Sergei M Eisenstein

Jules et Jim

1962

François Truffaut

Persona

1966

Ingmar Bergman

Port of Shadows

1938

Marcel Carné

Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

1975

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Tropical Malady

2004

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Woman of Paris, A

1923

Charles Chaplin

Comments

My list doesn’t include masterpices by Orson Wells (Citizen Kane), Jean Renoir (La règle du jeu), and Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo), but I find it fair to skip them in my personal top ten because the majority of the poll participants will obviously vote for them. I have put on my list films that are both pleasure and torment for my sense and sensibility.

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