Luciano Barisone

Film Critic, Film Festival Programmer and Director, Creative producer

Voted for

Stagecoach1939John Ford
Battleship Potemkin1925Sergei M. Eisenstein
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Viridiana1961Luis Buñuel
Journey to Italy1954Roberto Rossellini
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
À bout de souffle1960Jean-Luc Godard
IM LAUF DER ZEIT1976Wim Wenders
The House Is Black1962Forough Farokhzad



1939 USA

THE film of my childhood, a visual door open to the space and the bodies, in the territory of freedom...

Battleship Potemkin

1925 USSR

A film that imposed itself on my mind because of its aesthetic and structural choices that revealed de revolution...

Citizen Kane

1941 USA

When the story is fascinating, when the character is at the same time evident and mysterious, when the filmmaker is the lead actor, when what we see is there to reveal what we can nor see...

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

The discovery of another world, another culture, another way to breath of the cinematic experience...


1961 Spain, Mexico

A radical critique on relingions and all the social conventions, an hard look at the same time serious and ironic...

Journey to Italy

1954 Italy, France

How I rediscovered the Italian Cinema, after years of popular costume comedies, when I started to think, as a film critic, to the ways a world could be revealed through bodies and spaces filmed at the same level of the spectator's eyes...

The 400 Blows

1959 France

Ten yeard after the war, ten years after my birth, finally I could see myself as one of the young protagonists, rebellious to the duties of the world, in search of an unknown freedom...

À bout de souffle

1960 France

A film that changes all the rules of the game, announcing a wave that will affect with its radical aesthetic choices all the future cinema in the world...


1976 Federal Republic of Germany

A film that is at the same time a cinematic travel in the complex world of the seventies and a new radical reflection on cinema, its style, its motivations...

The House Is Black

1962 Iran

A late discovery, the only film made by an Iranian female poet, who died young after having made this short, a strong reflection on the human contition and the beauty of the living world...

Further remarks

I don't know if these ten film are the best films in the Cinema History. I chose them because, when I think to the movies I've seen in my life, they are always there, in my mind. So I don't have any theoretical explanation for this choice. Just a love stream...