Kim Dong Ho

Honorary festival director, Busan International Film Festival

Korea

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

City of Sadness, A

1989

Hsiao-hsien Hou

dolce vita, La

1960

Federico Fellini

Ivan's Childhood

1962

Andrei Tarkovsky

Landscape in the Mist

1988

Theodoros Angelopoulos

Mandala

1981

Im Kwon-taek

Modern Times

1936

Charles Chaplin

Pickpocket

1959

Robert Bresson

Platform

2000

Jia Zhang Ke

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

Of the Far Eastern films, Im Kwon-taek’s Mandala is the most profound filmic study on religion and salvation; the Hou is an epic on the history of ordeal told via a tragedy of a family; the Kurosawa, a masterpiece that escapes the limitations of a genre film; and Jia Zhangke’s 2009 Platform, a cinematic achievement that looks into a society in a period of upheaval.

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