Claire Allouche

Film critic and researcher

Voted for

People on Sunday1930Robert Siodmak
Invasión1969Hugo Santiago
Out 11990Jacques Rivette
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania 1972Jonas Mekas
Touki Bouki1973Djibril Diop Mambéty
ROUTE ONE/USA1990Robert Kramer
Amsterdam Global Village 1996Johan van der Keuken
On connaît la chanson1997Alain Resnais
La ciénaga2001Lucrecia Martel
Tropical Malady2004Apichatpong Weerasethakul


I thank you warmly for this very cruel invitation. To choose ten films per year is a profound injustice. To choose ten films per decade borders on indecency. So to build a list of ten films for a 127-year-old art form is maddening! I don't believe in masterpieces and perfect films, I believe more in companion films, those whose power lies in a vibrant authenticity, in the ability to create with the spontaneity of light, the problem of existing and the happiness of dealing with that problem. I would have liked to have made a more varied list in terms of the geographical origins, historical periods and genres of the directors. I let the intuition of memory rule. May these films inspire and accompany young cinephiles and filmmakers who were born after them. And whose films will populate the critics' lists of the next century.