Fábio Andrade

Editor, Revista Cinetica


Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

argent, L'


Robert Bresson

My Darling Clementine


John Ford

Early Summer


Ozu Yasujirô

Millennium Mambo


Hsiao-hsien Hou



Carl Theodor Dreyer

Rear Window


Alfred Hitchcock

Règle du jeu, La


Jean Renoir

Road to Nowhere


Monte Hellman



F. W. Murnau

Tropical Malady


Apichatpong Weerasethakul


This list is a compromise between three criteria: a) movies that are among my all-time favorites and that had a deep impact on me as a critic and art lover; b) movies that I think played a key role in the history of cinema and that directly affected, or should have affected, what came after them (and, on very special occasions, what came before them as well); c) movies that were the perfect and ultimate crystallisation of what cinema was at the time they were made. What I think all of them have in common is that now, looking back, they all seem to be the extreme expressions of artistic projects have been aborted by history and that remain abandoned mysteries, like a time capsule that can tell us as much about the future as it can show us about the past. If I could, I’d have added Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du Cinema – the entire series – to the list as the string that could possibly tie these ten titles together. But maybe they’re better off untied.

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