Camilo Restrepo


Voted for

Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
A Man Escaped1956Robert Bresson
À bout de souffle1960Jean-Luc Godard
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
The Perfumed Nightmare1976Kidlat Tahimik
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
Vagabond1985Agnès Varda
Images of the World and the Inscription of War 1989Harun Farocki
In Vanda's Room2000Pedro Costa
Tropical Malady2004Apichatpong Weerasethakul


I note that the cinema of the 20th century was very geographically concentrated. Countries with economic power made the most films – and therefore most of what we call the 'best films'.

But I see that this concentration is breaking down. The 21st century will be marked by masterpieces from countries that produced few (or no) films in the previous century.

Also, the increasing recognition in film festivals of documentaries and experimental films, together with the enthusiasm of the young generations on creating new narrative forms, will change the common idea that the 'best films' are fiction films.