Selection Committee / Program Coordination Retrospective
|Le Quai des brumes
|Touch of Evil
|La grande bellezza
|Francis Ford Coppola
|The Night of the Hunter
|The Breakfast Club
Titanic is the best blockbuster movie of its time. It combines all the important elements of cinema entertainment for which film was invented: big genre, big emotions, and big special effects. Cinema of attractions at its best.
Fritz Lang's best film. With his first sound film, Lang set unparalleled standards of virtuosity in his mise en scène. In addition, no one can come close to Peter Lorre's portrayal of the serial killer of children.
Le Quai des brumes
Le Quai des brumes is the best film of poetic realism. Moreover, wonderfully photographed. The black-and-white shots by cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan have an almost tender effect. Of course, Jean Gabin becomes iconic in this film.
Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil provides the best filmic conclusion to the classic film noir genre that anyone could ask for. The opening sequence shot is legendary.
La grande bellezza
A magnificent cinematic social study, dressed in opulent aesthetics. La grande bellezza is one of the best films of recent years.
The Godfather is a great American novel – powerful in its poetry and truth. It had the strongest impact on the gangster genre to this day.
Hitchcock's Psycho was the gamechanger in the horror film genre. The film dares to go beyond borders in so many ways. With Psycho Hitchcock laid the foundation for the modern horror film.
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter is an incredibly intense fairytale, fabulously acted by a great cast and superbly photographed in an impressive chiaroscuro.
John Ford is the greatest western director of all time and The Searchers is the greatest western of all time. The film is epic – in its story and its audiovisual presentation.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club had a major impact on popular culture in the decades that followed. To this day, it is considered a trendsetter for the coming-of-age film. The film's place in film history is too underrated.