Carmen Gray

Critic; programmer

New Zealand/UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Empire

1964

Andy Warhol

Exterminating Angel, The

1962

Luis Buñuel

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Paris is Burning

Jennie Livingston

Persona

1966

Ingmar Bergman

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Stalker

1979

Andrei Tarkovsky

Turin Horse, The

Béla Tarr

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Comments

For the purest execution of truth, Mirror. For documenting life’s core problem, Shoah. The other films – where to start? Social verity, wit, artistic integrity, glamour… I’ve ignored films I think are dated.

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