Stojan Pelko

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology and Culture

Slovenia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Blade Runner

1982

Ridley Scott

Breaking the Waves

1996

Lars von Trier

Certified Copy

2009

Abbas Kiarostami

City Lights

1931

Charles Chaplin

Journey to Italy

1954

Roberto Rossellini

Mulholland Dr

2001

David Lynch

Opening Night

1977

John Cassavetes

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Tokyo Story

1953

Ozu Yasujirô

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

How did I get out of the impossible situation of the critic when forced to choose their top ten movies? By takinga professor’s attitude and trying to remember which ten films provided me most pleasure when explaining them to students and germinating their interest in film. The films that most opened their minds made the list. So these are not the movies I’ve enjoyed most in the cinemas but in the academic auditorium, watching them in front of the class and explaining their mysteries, playing some kind of modern benshi. Yes, I believe that a movie can change your life. In more than one sense and more than once.

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