Cristina Fernandes

Critic

Portugal

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

By the Bluest of Seas

1935

Boris Barnet/S. Mardanin

Colossal Youth

2006

Pedro Costa

From the Clouds to the Resistance

1979

Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet

Journey to Italy

1954

Roberto Rossellini

Late Spring

1949

Ozu Yasujirô

mépris, Le

1963

Jean-Luc Godard

Mouchette

1966

Robert Bresson

nuit du carrefour, La

1932

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Vampyr

1932

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Comments

It’s very difficult to choose ten films, and it’s even more difficult to choose the ten greatest of all time because I don’t quite know the real meaning of ‘greatest and I don’t overestimate my own opinion. Yes, somehow I feel it’s an injustice to draw up such a list, but yes, I can forget a little the main purpose and just choose ten films, grouped two-by-two, that are very important to me, not only to my understanding of cinema but to my understanding of life itself.

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