Michel Ciment

Michel Ciment

Editor, Positif
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick
Casanova 1976 Federico Fellini
Madame de… 1953 Max Ophüls
Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman
Providence 1977 Alain Resnais
Règle du jeu, La 1939 Jean Renoir
Salvatore Giuliano 1962 Francesco Rosi
Sansho Dayu 1954 Mizoguchi Kenji
Sunrise 1927 F. W. Murnau
Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch


The latest film mentioned is from 1977 – I deliberately wanted to include works that have stood the test of time. Also, the first half of my list is composed of films in which imagination (today much underprivileged) plays a central role. The second half is more related to a realistic approach, however arbitrary the distinction may seem.