Tibor Bíró

Director, Miskolc Cine-Fest

Hungary

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Black Orpheus

1959

Marcel Camus

Cinema Paradiso

1988

Giuseppe Tornatore

Croupier

1997

Mike Hodges

Easy Rider

1969

Peter Fonda/Dennis Hopper

French Connection, The

1971

William Friedkin

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

Lives of Others, The

2006

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Night Falls on Manhattan

1996

Sidney Lumet

Once Upon a Time in the West

1968

Sergio Leone

Truman Show, The

1998

Peter Weir

Comments

Easy Rider is an artistic composition of a certain lifestyle and feeling. Andy Garcia’s performance in Night Falls on Manhattan, meanwhile, is great – it is also one of the most tense crime stories. Excellent! The Godfather: Part I is the first and most comprehensive presentation of the American mafia; Once Upon a Time the West is the best romantic Western film; The Lives of Others an almost documentary approach of the operation of the former east German secret service; Cinema Paradiso a very rich and emotional presentation of the love of films and cinema. In The Truman Show, Peter Weir displays the operation and background of quiz shows, presented through excellent performances. Croupier also examines the rules of a profession – and not the same as the statutory laws. One of Clive Owen’s best performances. Black Orpheus is the best romantic story and has one of the best movie soundtracks. And The French Connection? It simply features Gene Hackman’s best performance ever.

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