Edwin Mak

Co-editor of Lumen/writer

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Arnulf Rainer

1960

Peter Kubelka

City Lights

1931

Charles Chaplin

Man Escaped, A

1956

Robert Bresson

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Puppetmaster, The

1993

Hsiao-hsien Hou

Seasons of the Year, The

1975

Artavazd Pelechian

Spring in a Small Town

1948

Fei Mu

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Too Early, Too Late

1982

Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet

West of the Tracks

2002

Wang Bing

Comments

I played a dangerous game here in self-consciously attempting an even distribution of my selection across time and space. I failed on both counts: as a list it still twitches from the scrap between ego and superego, omitting all fantasy and attractions as a result. So in all honesty, if my Id had won its sweet way, the above would have simply read: “Tsui Hark’s Zu Mountain from one to ten.”

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