Jaime Pena

Critic, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

Spain

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Arnulf Rainer

1960

Peter Kubelka

Brighter Summer Day, A

1991

Edward Yang

Dog Star Man

1964

Stan Brakhage

Gertrud

1964

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard

Quince Tree Sun, The

1992

Víctor Erice

River, The

1951

Jean Renoir

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Comments

I don’t know what the greatest films ever are. I’d rather suggest a sort of self-portrait through those films and filmmakers who, for various reasons, have been with me throughout the years. I miss some more recent films by the likes Terrence Malick, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gus van Sant, Nathaniel Dorsky, but I guess they still have to wait a while to find their places in my film history. Maybe in 2022…

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