Film Lists: 10 Films for the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time Director's Poll 2022

Laura WaddingtonDirectors Poll, Sight & Sound Film Magazine, BFI, London, UK, 2012.

In response to the request:

“Every ten years Sight and Sound magazine conducts a poll of the world’s finest film directors to discover the Greatest Films of All Time. This poll has been running since 1992, and has become the most recognised survey of filmmakers in the world. Over the years the directors who have contributed include Pedro Almodóvar, Bong Joon-ho, John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Claire Denis, Federico Fellini, Michael Haneke, Joanna Hogg, Jim Jarmusch, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Koreeda Hirokazu, Sidney Lumet, Steve McQueen, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Tsai Ming-Liang, Paul Verhoeven and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

I would like to invite you to take part in the 2022 poll and submit a list of the ten films you deem to be the greatest of all time. We realise that this is not the easiest of tasks, but we want you to know that this is a major worldwide endeavour that will help remind people of cinema’s rich history and act as a beacon for people to discover films they would never have come across otherwise.”

Tokyo Monogatari (Tokyo Story) by Yasujiro Ozu Year (1953)
Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Bailiff) by Kenji Mizoguchi Year (1954)
El Espiritu de la Colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) by Victor Erice (1973)
Roma città aperta (Rome, Open City) by Roberto Rossellini (1945)
The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer Year (1928)
Close-up by Abbas Kiarostami Year (1990)
Au Hasard Balthazar by Robert Bresson (1966)
Mirror by Andrei Tarkovsky (1975)
Spring in a Small town by Fei Mu (1948)
Chile, la memoria obstinada (Chile, Obstinate Memory) by Patricio Guzman (1997)