A Belgian film chosen as the best film in history

“Jean Dielman, 23 years old, quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels” (1973) by Belgian director Chantal AckermanThe best film in history, according to a poll conducted by the specialized magazine every ten years Sight and soundedited by British Film Institute UK.

Akerman's film, which was ranked 35th in the poll 10 years ago, is now in first place and has been displaced “vertigo” (1958), from Alfred Hitchcockwhich in turn was dismissed in 2012 “citizen” to Orson Welleswhich has been voted the best film for five decades.

“'Jeanne Dielman' challenged the status quo when it was first introduced in 1975, and continues to do so today,” said the magazine's editor-in-chief. Sight and sound, Mike WilliamsThe specialist concluded that it is a “historical feminist film.”

championship Dolphin SeyrigAkerman's film narrates the daily life of a widowed mother whose son engages in prostitution at night, after she has completed all her household tasks.

To complete the survey, journal Sight and sound He invited 1,639 personalities, including critics, distributors and film experts, to vote for the 100 best films of all time.

In addition to first place for “Jean Dielman, 23 years old, quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels”followed by “vertigo” And “citizen”the top ten of the poll result continues “Tokyo Story” (1953) Yasgir Ozo; And “In the mood for love” (2000), from Wong Kar Wai.

They follow him “2001: Space Odyssey” (1968), from Stanley Kubrick; “Nice mission” (1998), from Claire Denis; “Dream Road” (2001), from David Lynch; “The man with the camera” (1929) Dziga Vertov; And “Singing in the rain” (1951), from Gene Kelly And Stanley Donen.

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Of the 100 titles selected, only a few correspond to films from the past decade, e.g “Portrait of a Woman on Fire.” (2019), from Celine Sciamma, “moon light” (2016), from Barry Jenkins (2016) “parasites” (2019), from Bong Joon Ho; “escape from!” (2017), from Jordan Peele.

For their part, only two animated films appear on the list: “My Neighbor Totoro”(1988) and “kidnapped” (2001), both of which Hayao Miyazaki.

It should be noted that among the 100 films most voted for by specialists, there is no film from Latin America.

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