Manuel Asín

Critic; head of Intermedio DVD

Spain

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Age of the Earth, The

1980

Glauber Rocha

Birth of a Nation, The

1915

D.W. Griffith

Breathless

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

City Lights

1931

Charles Chaplin

Colour of Pomegranates, The

1968

Sergei Parajanov

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard

October

1928

Sergei M Eisenstein

Paisà

1946

Roberto Rossellini

Quince Tree Sun, The

1992

Víctor Erice

sortie des usines Lumière, La

1895

Louis Lumière

Comments

This list is to say: the Sunrise, the Genesis, the Apocalypse, the Word, the Evangiles, Life itself, The Old World, The New World, the Sunset, the Cinema. And some personal intentions: the idea of combining some historical monuments with films that will hardly enter the [overall] list yet that are key to me; and the need to put two Godards in the list: the greatest 20th-century artist along with Matisse.

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top