Nine films of the 21st century are included in the list of the best “Sight and Sound” films of all time

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Since 1952, Baladna Food Industries Sight and sound The magazine has released a list of the greatest films ever made, and it revises the collection every ten years. As one of the most prestigious polls in cinema, Sight and sound Filmmakers, critics, academics, curators, and conservatives are invited to submit top ten ballot papers. This year, the magazine is celebrating its largest poll to date, with 1,639 respondents giving their opinion on cinema’s most notable achievements.

Sight and sound The first poll crowned Vittorio De Sica the winner Bicycle thieves, released just four years ago, is considered the greatest movie ever made. Orson Welles Citizen Kane Reigned from 1962 until 2012 when it was Alfred Hitchcock vertigo knocked the 1941 Classic off the lead. However, the 2022 list was recently revealed, and a new and unexpected winner was unveiled – Jane Dillmann 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels. The gorgeous three-and-a-half-hour avant-garde film is a feat of feminist filmmaking directed by Chantal Ackermann. The 2022 list also includes nine films made in the 21st century, compared to the 2012 list, which had just two. Interestingly, four of those nine were directed in the last decade.

Comes at 95 is the psychological horror of Jordan Peele Get out, starring Daniel Kaluuya as a young black man who discovers terrifying secrets about his white girlfriend’s family. Peele’s cynical but nuanced take on white supremacy and the rampant racism afflicting American society is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most poignant films of the past decade.

Moreover, another movie on the list that grapples with inequality, particularly disparities in wealth and class, is Bong Joon-ho. parasite. Released in 2019, it became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Two important LGBTQ+ films released in the past decade are included in the list: Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a woman on firewhich details the relationship between two women in the late eighteenth century, W moon lightBarry Jenkin’s exploration of identity and love between two young black men. Both films are not only important milestones in LGBTQ+ cinema, but they are beautiful works of art that truly deserve their places in it. Sight and soundList.

The rest of the 21st century films on the list were created in the 2000s; However, only two of these selections were previously shown in the 2012 poll. This is David Lynch’s 2001 surreal masterpiece Mulholland Drive and the beautiful 2000 movie Wong Kar-wai In the mood for love. A great addition to the list is Agnes Varda Gleaners and Iher second film on the list alongside 1962’s Cleo from 5 to 7. Her 2000 documentary interviewed several abstracts, including those who eat scraps from boxes, artists who use recycled materials, and herself, taking photos to create the film.

Moreover, the list includes Thai romantic psychological dramas tropical diseaseDirected by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Released in 2004, the film is divided into two parts, the first following the relationship between two men and the other about a missing soldier.

Finally, two animated films produced by Hayao Miyazaki are on the list, My neighbor Totoro And the kidnappedthough only the latter was made in the 21st century. kidnapped It was released in 2001 and follows a young girl as she stumbles across a magical world full of ghosts and creatures. The Oscar-winning anime is a sweet coming-of-age tale for all ages, demonstrating the exhilarating possibilities of animation, a genre not previously on the list.

Nine films of the 21st century considered the best of all time:

  1. Get out – Jordan Peele
  2. parasite – Bong Joon Ho
  3. Portrait of a woman on fire Celine Skamia
  4. moon light – Barry Jenkins
  5. Mulholland Drive – David Lynch
  6. In the mood for love Wong Kar Wai
  7. Gleaners and I Agnes Varda
  8. tropical disease – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  9. kidnapped – Hayao Miyazaki

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