Kim Young-Jin

Film critic and Professor, Myongji University

South Korea

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

Happiness

1965

Agnès Varda

Heaven's Gate

1980

Michael Cimino

Iodo

1977

Kim Ki-young

One and a Two, A

1999

Edward Yang

Red Beard

1965

Akira Kurosawa

Red River

1947

Howard Hawks/Arthur Rosson

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Vengeance is Mine

1979

Imamura Shohei

Comments

I feel only one of these films needs additional explanation. Kim Ki-young’s Iodo, released in Korea in 1977, was neither understood nor well received by the public. His Hanyo is better known in the west, but Iodo best captures Kim’s unique sense of aesthetics, which refuses be categorised under any genre or ideology.

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