Martial Pisani

Martial Pisani

Critic, Independencia
France
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Appunti su un fatto di cronaca 1951 Luchino Visconti
Cycling Chronicles: Landscape the Boy Saw Wakamatsu Koji
Foolish Wives 1922 Erich von Stroheim
Foreign Correspondent 1940 Alfred Hitchcock
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The 2011 David Fincher
Man with No Name Wang Bing
nuit du carrefour, La 1932 Jean Renoir
Prison 1949 Ingmar Bergman
Rainmaker, The 1997 Francis Ford Coppola
Sylvia Scarlett 1935 George Cukor

Please note: while the majority of Top Ten submissions specified no order of ranking, for technical reasons it has been temporarily necessary to alphabetise all lists, overriding any other designated ordering. Apologies for any upset caused!

Comments

All these films could be fairytales if some disturbing details didn’t bring them back to reality. Conrad’s judgement on Flaubert could apply to each of them: “One never questions for a moment either his characters or his incidents: one would rather doubt one’s own existence.”