How the directors and critics voted

Jana Bokova

Top Ten

  1. L'Atalante (Vigo)
  2. Rashomon (Kurosawa)
  3. La strada (Fellini)
  4. Mean Streets (Scorsese)
  5. Hôtel du Nord (Carné)
  6. Rocco and His Brothers (Visconti)
  7. Tokyo Story (Ozu)
  8. Faces (Cassavetes)
  9. L'avventura (Antonioni)
  10. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)


It was a painful task to get it down to ten. When I received your invitation, I closed my eyes and a parade of films jumped out in front of me, together with their music, or silence.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011