Ilaria Feole

Film critic

Voted for

Once upon a Time in America1983Sergio Leone
Letter from an Unknown Woman1948Max Ophuls
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
Hiroshima mon amour1959Alain Resnais
The Graduate1967Mike Nichols
The Conversation1974Francis Ford Coppola
Barry Lyndon1975Stanley Kubrick
The Piano1992Jane Campion
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai


Once upon a Time in America

1983 USA, Italy

I believe this is one of the greatest movies ever made. A movie about cinema, too, and about its double nature of dream and deception.

Letter from an Unknown Woman

1948 USA

The greatest mélo ever.

Singin' in the Rain

1951 USA

The greatest musical ever.

The Apartment

1960 USA

This is a movie that will never age. A painstaking, heartbreaking, perfectly funny portrait of western society.

Hiroshima mon amour

1959 France, Japan

As of today this continues to be one of the greatest commentaries on images of war and on the way we look at them. Possibly *the* movie about the 20th century.

The Graduate

1967 USA

A portrait of a generation, which still feels contemporary. And one of the best uses of soundtrack ever imagined.

The Conversation

1974 USA

Maybe the best ending in the history of cinema.

Barry Lyndon

1975 USA, United Kingdom

A bold, unforgettable, incomparable declaration of love to cinema and to its possibilities.

The Piano

1992 Australia, France

An uncompromising, unapologetic portrait of the nature and desire of women.

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

The most exciting absence of plot ever put on screen. An essay on the strenghts of mise en scène that forever entraps the audience in its ellipses.