Florence Maillard

Florence Maillard

Film critic, Cahiers du cinéma, France
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Deep End 1970 Jerzy Skolimowski
Deep Red 1975 Dario Argento
dolce vita, La 1960 Federico Fellini
Full Moon in Paris 1984 Eric Rohmer
North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock
Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson
Tabu 1931 F. W. Murnau
Young Mr Lincoln 1939 John Ford
Zero de Conduite 1933 Jean Vigo
Zodiac 2007 David Fincher


Maybe it’s because I am not the list-maniac type, or maybe it’s because ‘greatness’ is a criteria with a thousand meanings, but making this list was heartbreaking. Films are like old friends, with their great shocks, intimate references, different corners of the heart and mind and secret connections between them – whether I decided to be rational or sentimental, there were many possible alternative choices to these. But even if I only tend to see what’s missing now, I can say I once fell (and still am) in love with each one of these ‘ten great films’. So let’s let the list speak for itself.