Elizabeth Wood

Director, Dochouse Riverside Studios

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Battle of Algiers, The

1966

Gillo Pontecorvo

chien andalou, Un

1928

Luis Buñuel

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Earth

1930

Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Fitzcarraldo

1981

Werner Herzog

Hour of the Furnaces, The

1968

Octavio Getino/Fernando E. Solanas

Night and Fog

1955

Alain Resnais

Thin Blue Line, The

1989

Errol Morris

Comments

This has been really difficult to do, which is why I’ve been putting it off – my first list was at least 20. My selection is of films that (in my opinion) are not only great but broke new ground in cinematic form. It’s obviously personal (I chose Earth rather than Man with a Movie Camera because I love it) and I’ve had to leave out some greats – Nanook, Borinage, Salesman etc – but here it is.

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