Eric Derobert

Critic, Positif

France

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Cluny Brown

1946

Ernst Lubitsch

Cries and Whispers

1972

Ingmar Bergman

North by Northwest

1959

Alfred Hitchcock

Ordet

1955

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Our Daily Bread

2005

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Party, The

1968

Blake Edwards

Playtime

1967

Jacques Tati

Spirited Away

2001

Miyazaki Hayao

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The

1974

Tobe Hooper

World of Apu, The

1958

Satyajit Ray

Comments

This pure post-war list may seem strange, especially if I say that I prefer Buñuel to Dreyer and Italian cinema to American cinema. Perhaps it’s simply because this kind of list – at least at the individual level – locates more atypical peaks than long-term patterns. What else? Jacques Tati’s Playtime is probably the greatest political film of the second part of the 20th century, while Our Daily Bread is the one for the early 21st century. Courage, then...

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