Fábio Andrade

Editor, Revista Cinetica

Brazil

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

argent, L'

1983

Robert Bresson

My Darling Clementine

1946

John Ford

Early Summer

1951

Ozu Yasujirô

Millennium Mambo

2001

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Ordet

1955

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Rear Window

1954

Alfred Hitchcock

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Road to Nowhere

2010

Monte Hellman

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Tropical Malady

2004

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Comments

This list is a compromise between three criteria: a) movies that are among my all-time favorites and that had a deep impact on me as a critic and art lover; b) movies that I think played a key role in the history of cinema and that directly affected, or should have affected, what came after them (and, on very special occasions, what came before them as well); c) movies that were the perfect and ultimate crystallisation of what cinema was at the time they were made. What I think all of them have in common is that now, looking back, they all seem to be the extreme expressions of artistic projects have been aborted by history and that remain abandoned mysteries, like a time capsule that can tell us as much about the future as it can show us about the past. If I could, I’d have added Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du Cinema – the entire series – to the list as the string that could possibly tie these ten titles together. But maybe they’re better off untied.

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