Frédéric Maire

Director, Cinémathèque suisse (National Film Archive)

Switzerland

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Abraham's Valley

1993

Manoel de Oliveira

Autumn Afternoon, An

1962

Ozu Yasujirô

Brigadoon

1954

Vincente Minnelli

City Lights

1931

Charles Chaplin

Partie de campagne

1936

Jean Renoir

Perfect World, A

1993

Clint Eastwood

Rome Open City

1945

Roberto Rossellini

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Slow Motion

1979

Jean-Luc Godard

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Comments

I have chosen here some of my favourite films for cinematic, formal an aesthetic reasons. They all transformed the approach to telling stories, portraying the world or simply creating an emotion. And all of them left me a deep sense of feeling troubled when I first saw them more than any others.

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