Francine Stock

Writer; broadcaster; presenter, The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Bête Humaine, La

1938

Jean Renoir

Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The

1919

Robert Wiene

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

General, The

1926

Buster Keaton

Hiroshima Mon Amour

1959

Alain Resnais

Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The

1943

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Raging Bull

1980

Martin Scorsese

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Three Colours: Blue

1993

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Ugetsu Monogatari

1953

Mizoguchi Kenji

Comments

These films have been chosen for their technical brilliance and vision and their evocation of consciousness in relation to physical, economic or social forces. Even if they are comic or fantastical, these films make us question even as we recognise

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