Chantal Akerman’s ‘Jeanne Dielman’ Named Greatest Film of All Time – The Hollywood Reporter

Almost 50 years after its release, Jean Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels — Chantal Akerman’s brilliant 1975 drama — following the meticulous daily routine of a middle-aged widow over the course of three days — was the first film by a female director. Sight and sound Magazine’s 70-year-long “Greatest Movies of All Time” poll.

More than 1,600 film critics, academics, distributors, writers, curators, archivists and programmers voted in the poll, which the BFI-backed publication has been running since 1952, with the results published on Thursday, see Akerman feature – it was announced. Le Monde “The First Feminine Masterpiece in Cinema History” in January 1976 – from 36th in 2022 to no. Jumped to 1.

2012 winner, Alfred Hitchcox VertigoNow sitting in second place with Orson Welles. Citizen Kane (It held the No. 1 spot for 50 years) Third place and Yasujiro Ozu’s The story of Tokyo Fourth. Three more films are new to the top 10, including Wang Kar Wai In a loving mood In fifth place (up from 24th in 2012), Claire Denis’ Beau Travel In seventh place (from 78th place) and David Lynch Mulholland Dr. In eighth place (from 28). Only four new films released since 2012 managed to enter the survey’s top 100, with Celine Siemma’s 2019 drama getting the highest slot. Portrait of a woman on fire Ranked 30th. Further down, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight Named joint 60th best picture, Bong Joon-hos Parasite 90th and came in a tie for Jordan Peele get rid of In joint 95.

Jean Dielman Challenged the status quo when it was released in 1975 and continues to do so today. It is a landmark feminist film and its position at the top of the list is a sign of the good representation of women filmmakers in the Top 100,” said Mike Williams. Sight and sound Editor. “It’s great to see past winners Vertigo And Citizen Kane Complete the first three, Jean DielmanTheir success reminds us that there is a world of under-seen and under-appreciated gems to be discovered, and that the importance of repertory theaters and home entertainment distributors cannot be overestimated in the constant spotlight of films they demand to be seen. . What currently undervalued masterpieces might emerge in 10 years thanks to this tireless work?

Jason Wood, BFI executive director of public programs and audiences, added: “Apart from a strong list, one of the key points is that it shakes the fist of the established order. Canons must be challenged and interrogated, and it’s very satisfying to see a list that feels quite radical in its sense of diversity and inclusion, as part of the BFI not only to revisit film history but also to reconstruct it.

By type, see the top 20 greatest movies of all time Sight and sound2022 survey, below

1 Jean Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels (Chantal Ackerman, 1975)

2 Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

3 Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

4 The story of Tokyo (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)

5 In the love mood (Wang Kar Y, 2001)

6 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

7 Beau Travel (Claire Denise, 1998)

8 Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)

9 A man with a movie camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

10 Singing in the rain (Stanley Donnen and Gene Kelly, 1951)

11 Suryodaya: A Song of Two Humans (FW Murnau, 1927)

12 Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

13 La regle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939)

14 Cleo from 5 to 7 p.m (Agnes Varda, 1962)

15 Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

16 Afternoon Meshes (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943)

17 Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1989)

18 personality (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

19 Apocalypse now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

20 Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

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