Carlos Bonfil

Critic, La Jornada

Mexico

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Cries and Whispers

1972

Ingmar Bergman

Double Indemnity

1944

Billy Wilder

enfants du paradis, Les

1945

Marcel Carné

mépris, Le

1963

Jean-Luc Godard

olvidados, Los

1950

Luis Buñuel

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Sunset Blvd.

1950

Billy Wilder

Comments

The criteria for selecting these films have been entirely subjective. Although I recognise the technical and artistic quality of such works, and the way many other titles may have equally, if not more decisively, contributed to the enhancement of filmmaking as an art, my choice is closely related to the way these movies have been crucial to my education as a cinephile and to my 22 years of work as a film critic.

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