|Roma città aperta
|Roberto Rossellini, Ugo Gregoretti, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini
|La Maman et la Putain
|IM LAUF DER ZEIT
|Hitler, a film from Germany
|Hans Jürgen Syberberg
|The Draughtsman's Contract
Making a list of the "Greatest Films of All Time" it's an amusing but of course impossible task. 10 is an extremely small number for any cinephile.
Needless to say, the list does not claim to be exhaustive, nor scientific, it's a purely subjective and emotional snapshot in time which could be different tomorrow.
It's a list based more on personal notions of cinematographic pleasure, memories of revelation and subjective image persistency rather than on a rational, academic approach. The are indeed more historically "important" works, and/or films which I could agree are "greater" in many ways, which do not appear here.
But these films have a seminal value to me as they retrace - approximately - where my personal cinephilia originated from and, at the same time, they haven't finished distilling an intense power of primal fascination.
Thank you for inviting me to participate.