Avinoam Harpak

Program director, Jerusalem Cinematheque/Film Festival

Israel

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Dekalog

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Godfather: Part II, The

1974

Francis Ford Coppola

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

Ordet

1955

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Sunset Blvd.

1950

Billy Wilder

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Werckmeister Harmonies, The

2000

Béla Tarr

Comments

It is very easy to explain why the above films find their place at the top. It is impossible to explain why The Searchers, Pather Panchali, Salvatore Giuliano, I Soliti Ignoti, Chinatown, Stalker, The Traveling Players, La Grande Illusion, Dr. Strangelove, Once Upon A time In Anatolia and some dozens of other films are not present in this list. Tomorrow that may be an indictment I won’t be able to defend.

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