David Robinson

Director, Pordenone Silent Film Festival

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

7th Heaven

1927

Frank Borzage

Age d'Or, L'

1930

Luis Buñuel

grande illusion, La

1937

Jean Renoir

Havre, Le

2010

Aki Kaurismaki

Kagemusha

1980

Akira Kurosawa

Kid, The

1921

Charles Chaplin

Our Hospitality

1923

Buster Keaton/John G. Blystone

Pather Panchali

1955

Satyajit Ray

Stagecoach

1939

John Ford

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Comments

A very personal choice – not films that have changed film history, maybe, but rather microcosms that can be revisited for pleasure as well as for reassurance on the predicament of being human (which, after all, is not an irrelevant objective for art).

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