assistant professor of cinema studies at State University of New York, Purchase College
|Sergei M. Eisenstein
|YI JIANG CHUNSHUI XIANG DONG LIU
|Cai Chusheng, Zheng Junli
|Vittorio De Sica
|The Battle of Algiers
|Tout va bien
|Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
|A Brighter Summer Day
A brilliant representative work of the Soviet montage, with its original style and zealous passion, keeps inspiring film students today.
A lively important work in the early film sound era, its great sensitivity to sonic environment and ingenuous use of sound technique are still worth examining today.
YI JIANG CHUNSHUI XIANG DONG LIU
A comprehensive and masterful historical epic and melodrama that is significant in Chinese film history and coincides with the Italian neorealist cinematic trend expressing war trauma and social critique.
The classical work of Italian neorealism, still powerful today.
The underrated yet powerful and subtle feminist work by the Soviet woman filmmaker Shepitko.
The Battle of Algiers
One of the best anti-colonial films, and an illuminating collaboration of local historical witness and international creative team, as well as masterful combination of fiction and nonfiction.
Tout va bien
A very experimental and radical collaborative work, embodying the complexities and contradictories of the Zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s.
A highly original and poignant yet underrated work, with ingenuous transmedial experiments and acute anti-colonial dark humor.
A deep humanist work and skillful mixture of fiction and nonfiction, designed and unpredictably spontaneous.
A Brighter Summer Day
A highly accomplished historical epic that provides a panoramic view of social atmosphere in post-war Taiwan with multiple narrative lines, more than a hundred characters, and creative audiovisual style.
Thanks for inviting me to contribute to this poll, I look forward to seeing the final result!