Peter von Bagh (director)

Helsinki, Forever; The Blue Song

Finland

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

1956

Fritz Lang

Countess from Hong Kong

1966

Charles Chaplin

Liebelei

1933

Max Ophüls

Life of Oharu, The

1952

Mizoguchi Kenji

Listen to Britain

1942

Humphrey Jennings/Stewart McAllister

Man There Was, A

1917

Victor Sjöström

Paisà

1946

Roberto Rossellini

They Were Expendable

1945

John Ford

Touchez pas au grisbi

1954

Jacques Becker

Trouble in Paradise

1932

Ernst Lubitsch

Comments

I was approached both as a critic and as a filmmaker, which means that I have two lists, entirely different, and corresponding to my schizophrenia about the roles that were the cause of the two letters. If I could pick one more title, it would be Alexandr Dovzhenko's Aerograd (1935)

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