Antonio Delgado

Director, Cineteca Madrid and Documenta Madrid

Spain

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Arrebato

1979

Iván Zulueta

Battleship Potemkin

1925

Sergei M Eisenstein

Clockwork Orange, A

1971

Stanley Kubrick

Jaws

1975

Steven Spielberg

King Kong

1933

Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack

Land Without Bread

1933

Luis Buñuel

Quiet Man, The

1952

John Ford

Sacrifice, The

1986

Andrei Tarkovsky

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Comments

The thing about lists is not only that they’re subjective, but that they can also change radically, depending on the moment in which they’re formulated. Of course it is practically impossible to choose only ten titles from the more than a thousand that I would like to include in the list. But so be it… some I’ve chosen for more cinematographic reasons, others for more personal reasons - because of a special perception of a particular moment in my life (as you mentioned in your invitation) that matters at this very precise moment that I am formulating the list… so here is my selection of ten titles: It could have been a completely different list, but this one is composed of very well known films, all of them fascinating for one reason or another.

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