Simon Popek

Critic; programmer and artistic director, Ljubljana International Film Festival and Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival

Slovenia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

cercle rouge, Le

1970

Jean-Pierre Melville

Conversation, The

1974

Francis Ford Coppola

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

1970

Elio Petri

M

1931

Fritz Lang

Magnificent Ambersons, The

1942

Orson Welles

Moment of Innocence, A

1995

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Our Nazi

1984

Robert Kramer

Out of the Past

1947

Jacques Tourneur

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Wundkanal

1984

Thomas Harlan

Comments

These are very personal choices but I believe they represent some of the finest filmmaking in both an aesthetic and political sense. I wish I could include more documentaries, I always miss them in these polls. Well, I managed to squeeze in two, plus two films that hopelessly blur the line between fiction and reality.

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