Janet Baris


Voted for

La notte1961Michelangelo Antonioni
TOPIO STIN OMICHLI1988Theo Angelopoulos
The Battle of Algiers1966Gillo Pontecorvo
Il POSTO1961Ermanno Olmi
Vivre sa vie1962Jean-Luc Godard
Pickpocket1959Robert Bresson
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
19001976Bernardo Bertolucci
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom1975Pier Paolo Pasolini
Paths of Glory1957Stanley Kubrick


La notte

1961 Italy, France

The movie creates an enchanting atmosphere by aestheticising the melodrama of a love that has ended.


1988 Greece, France, Italy

A hidden treasure from Angelopoulos's filmography.

The Battle of Algiers

1966 Italy, Algeria

One of the rare movies that managed to aestheticise the political without shouting slogans.


1961 Italy

One of the films that strongly transforms the form and content into a simple cinematic language at the same time.

Vivre sa vie

1962 France

A Godard classic that reverses not only the language of cinema but also the genre of melodrama.

Further remarks

It's hard to choose some movies and leave out the most important movies in the history of cinema. The films I chose have changed the history of cinema, transformed its language and have always been contemporary.