Announcing the results of the Sight & Sound Best Films of All Time poll 2022

Other films to make the top 10 include “In the Mood for Love,” “Beau Travail,” “Mulholland Drive,” “Vertigo,” and “Citizen Kane.”

Another decade, another Sight & Sound poll. On Thursday, the British magazine revealed the 2022 edition of its long-running critics’ poll on the greatest films of all time, with “Jane Dillman23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” took first place — the first film from a female director to receive the honor since the survey began in 1952.

Directed by Belgian filmmaker Chantal Ackermann and released in 1975, Jeanne Dillmann is a three-hour, 20-minute film that follows the title character (Delphine Seyrig), a single mother and prostitute, as she carries out a monotonous daily routine that slowly unravels and falls apart. Since its premiere, the film has been widely acclaimed as a landmark of feminist cinema. Previously, it was ranked 36th in the 2012 edition of the Sight & Sound poll, being one of only two films among the 100 best films by a female director; The other, “Beau Travail” by Claire Denis, now ranks seventh.

In celebration of the film’s crowning as the greatest film of all time, Jeanne Dielman’s film will be available to stream on BFI Player from Thursday, marking the first time the film has been made available to stream in the UK.

Jane Dillmann challenged the status quo when it was released in 1975 and continues to do so today. “It’s a landmark feminist film, and its position at the top of the list is symbolic of better representation on the list of the 100 Greatest Women Filmmakers,” Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of Sight and Sound, said in a statement.

vertigo,, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, which ranked first in 2012, ending a five-decade run by Orson Welles.Citizen Kane“Take the top spot. “Vertigo” is now in second place, while “Citizen Kane” has slipped to number three. It topped the first Sight & Sound poll in 1952 by the Italian neo-realist classic “Bicycle Thieves,” which was ranked this year in Ranked 41st, tied with Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon”.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 are “Tokyo Story,” “In the Mood For Love,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Beau Travail,” “Mulholland Drive,” “Man With the Movie Camera,” and “Singing In.” the rain.” “Tokyo Story,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and “Man With the Movie Camera” were all in the top 10 of the 2012 list, despite each film appearing in the top 100 list. Other films replaced “La Règle du” Jeu,” “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” “The Seekers,” “The Pains of Joan of Arc,” and “8 1/2.” La Règle du Jeu, a 1939 satirical film by Jean Renoir, was the only film to previously appear within the top ten of each of the Voice and Opinion polls. This year, it was relegated to 13th place.

In addition to Ackerman’s film taking the lead, this year’s overall list is more fresh and diverse than previous editions—perhaps due to the larger sample size of critics, with 1,600 respondents contributing to the poll versus the 846 critics from 2012. 11 Filmmakers’ films made the top 100 , including Akerman’s “News From Home”, Agnes Varda’s “Cleo from 5 to 7” and “The Gleaners and I”, Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s “Meshes of the Afternoon” and Vera Chytilová’s “Daisies”, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” by Celine Sciamma, “Wanda” by Barbara Lowden, “The Piano” by Jane Campion, and “Daughters of the Dust” by Julie Dash.

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“Touki Bouki” by Djibril Diop Mambety was the only film by a black director to appear on the 2012 list. This year, he’s joined by six more films, including Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (the only film by a black woman to feature in the list), and Spike. Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Killer of Sheep by Charles Burnett, “Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins, “Get Out” by Jordan Peele, and “Girl in Black” by Osman Sembene.

The 2012 list included “In the Mood for Love” and “Mulholland Drive” as the only two movies from the 21st century — first released in 2001. This year, in addition to making the top 10, they’re joined by “Me and the Gleaners” Moonlight,” “Get Out,” “Spirited Away,” and “Tropical Malady.” Bong Joon Ho’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Parasite,” which were released in 2019, are the two most recent films on the list. Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away” are the only animated films on the list.

Sight & Sound conducts the greatest films of all time in its decade poll, surveying a group of international film critics, who present their personal top ten lists. Kate Erbland, David Ehrlich, and IndieWire’s Eric Kuhn voted in this year’s poll (and will share their individual ballots soon). In addition, distinguished directors and celebrities are invited to participate in a separate survey about their favorite films. This year, 480 directors — including Martin Scorsese, Barry Jenkins, Sofia Coppola, Bong Joon Ho, Lynn Ramsey, and Mike Lee — chimed in with “2001: A Space Odyssey” ranked as their best film. Jean Dillmann is ranked fourth on the list of directors.

First established in 1932, Sight & Sound is a monthly film magazine owned and operated by the British Film Institute in the UK. Aside from the poll, the magazine features reviews of all the films released in theaters each month, along with interviews with the directors. Williams serves as the publication’s editor, having taken over in 2019 after longtime editor-in-chief Nick James stepped down.

It’s fascinating to see how the list changes each decade and how those changes can reflect shifts in film culture. French New Wave has softened a bit in estimating this important group: Varda’s “Cléo 5 to 7” is the top of the movement, at number 14. “Breathless,” the second highest-grossing new wave classic, usually near the top 10 of the past, It is now tied at number 38, although there are three more Godard titles on the list: “Le Mepris (contempt)” is tied at 54, and “Pierrot le fou” and “Histoire(s) du Cinema,” each tied at 84. Top (and only) Truffaut is “400 Hits,” tied for 50. Gold is “Jules et Jim,” which appeared in previous editions of the list. Only one Jacques Rivette film, “Celine and Julie Go-Botting,” tied at 78. Chris Marker’s “La Jetée” tied at 67, and the obscure yet new “Sans Soleil” at 59. But there are no Chris Marker films “La Jetée.” Resnais, Chabrol, or Malle, nor any of the New Wave-adjacent Jean-Pierre Melville.

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Gone are the old masters who appeared in the top 10 of the College Top 100: René Claire, DW Griffith, Robert Flaherty, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Karn, and David Lean. Luchino Visconti only appears once at 90 in The Leopard. There are only two Kenji Mizoguchi films on this list, as well as only two Kurosawa films and two Ozu films. No Pasolini, and Fellini’s two most obvious titles, “8 1/2” and “La Dolce Vita,” are less popular than ever. The only film from India is Satyajit Ray’s 35-year-old Pathr Panchali, which has previously debuted in the top ten.

Classic Hollywood films have also been a hit: There are no other John Ford titles on the list other than “The Searchers,” which knocked out the top 10 titles this year. And there are no entries whatsoever for the Howard Hawks. None of Welles other than “Citizen Kane,” though “The Magnificent Ambersons” has previously appeared in the Top 10. Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton have two movies on the list. However, Hitchcock still holds four titles.

Read below for the rest of our Sight & Sound Top 100 list.

Critics’ Top 100 Movies of All Time

1. “Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
2. “Vertigo” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
3. “Citizen Kane” (Orson Welles, 1941)
4. “Tokyo Story” (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)
5. “In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai, 2001)
6. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
7. “Beau travail” (Claire Denis, 1998)
8. “Mulholland Dr.” (David Lynch, 2001)
9. “Man with a Movie Camera” (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
10. “Singin’ in the Rain” (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1951)
11. “Sunrise: A Song for Two” (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
12. “The Godfather” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
13. “La Règle du Jeu” (Jean Renoir, 1939)
14. “Cleo from 5 to 7” (Agnès Varda, 1962)
15. “The Searchers” (John Ford, 1956)
16. “Brake in the Afternoon” (Maya Derain and Alexander Hamid, 1943)
17. “Close-Up” (Abbas Kiarostami, 1989)
18. “Persona” (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
19. “Apocalypse Now” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
20- “Seven Samurai” (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
21. (TIE) “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1927)
21. (TIE) “Late Spring” (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949)
23. “Playtime” (Jacques Tati, 1967)
24. “Do the Right Thing” (Spike Lee, 1989)
25. (TIE) “Au Hasard Balthazar” (Robert Bresson, 1966)
25. (TIE) THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER” (Charles Laughton, 1955)
27. “Shoah” (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
28. “Daisies” (Věra Chytilová, 1966)
29. “Taxi Driver” (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
30. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Celine Sciamma, 2019)
31. (TIE) “The Mirror” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
31. (TIE) “8½” (Federico Fellini, 1963)
31. (TIE) “Psycho” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
34. “L’Atalante” (Jean Vigo, 1934)
35. “Pather Panchali” (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
36. (TIE) “City Lights” (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
36. (TIE) “M” (Fritz Lang, 1931)
38. (TIE) “À bout de souffle” (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
38. (TIE) “Some Like It Hot” (Billy Wilder, 1959)
38. (TIE) “Rear Window” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
41. (TIE) “Bicycle Thieves” (Vitorio De Sica, 1948)
41. (TIE) “Rashomon” (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
43. (TIE) “Stalker” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
43. (TIE) “Killer of Sheep” (Charles Burnett, 1977)
45. (TIE) “North by Northwest” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
45. (TIE) “The Battle of Algiers” (Gilo Pontecorvo, 1966)
45. (TIE) “Barry Lyndon” (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
48. (TIE) “Wanda” (Barbara Lowden, 1970)
48. (TIE) “Ordet” (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
50. (TIE) “The 400 Blows” (François Truffaut, 1959)
50. (TIE) “The Piano” (Jane Campion, 1992)
52. (TIE) “News from Home” (Chantal Ackermann, 1976)
52. “Fear eats the soul” (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
54. (TIE) “The Apartment” (Billy Wilder, 1960)
54. (TIE) “The Battleship Potemkin” (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
54. (TIE) “Sherlock Jr.” (Buster Keaton, 1924)
54. (TIE) “Le Mépris” (Jean-Luc Godard 1963)
54. (TIE) “Blade Runner” (Ridley Scott 1982)
59. Sans Solil (Chris Marker, 1982)
60. (TIE) “Daughters of the Dust” (Jolie Dash, 1991)
60. (TIE) “La dolce vita” (Federico Fellini 1960)
60. (TIE) “Moonlight” (Barry Jenkins 2016)
63. (TIE) “Casablanca” (Michael Curtiz 1942)
63. (TIE) “GoodFellas” (Martin Scorsese 1990)
63. (TIE) “The Third Man” (Carroll Reed 1949)
66- Toki Poki (Djibril Diop Mambety, 1973).
67. (TIE) “The Gleaners and I” (Agnès Varda 2000)
67. (TIE) “Metropolis” (Fritz Lang 1927)
67. (TIE) “Andrei Rublev” (Andrei Tarkovsky 1966)
67. (TIE) “The Red Shoes” (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1948)
67. (TIE) “La Jetée” (Chris Marker 1962)
72. (TIE) “My Neighbor Totoro” (Miyazaki Hayao 1988)
72. (TIE) “Journey to Italy” (Roberto Rossellini 1954)
72. (TIE) “L’avventura” (Michelangelo Antonioni 1960)
75. (TIE) “Imitation of Life” (Douglas Sirk 1959)
75. (TIE) “Sansho the Bailiff” (Mizoguchi Kenji 1954)
75. (TIE) “Spirited Away” (Miyazaki Hayao 2001)
78. (TIE) “A Bright Summer Day” (Edward Yang 1991).
78. (TIE) “Sátántangó” (Béla Tarr 1994)
78. (TIE) “Céline and Julie Go Boating” (Jacques Rivette 1974)
78. (TIE) “Modern Times” (Charlie Chaplin 1936)
78. (TIE) “Sunset Blvd.” (Billy Wilder 1950)
78. (TIE) “A Matter of Life and Death” (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1946)
84. (TIE) “Blue Velvet” (David Lynch 1986)
84. (TIE) “Pierrot le fou” (Jean-Luc Godard 1965)
84. (TIE) “Histoire(s) du cinéma” (Jean-Luc Godard 1988-1998)
84. (TIE) “The Spirit of the Beehive” (Victor Eris, 1973)
88. (TIE) “The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
88. (TIE) “Chungking Express” (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)
90. (TIE) “Madame de…” (Max Ofulls, 1953)
90. (TIE) “The Leopard” (Luchino Visconti, 1962)
90. (TIE) “Ugetsu” (Mizuguchi Kenji, 1953)
90. (TIE) “Parasite” (Bong Joon Ho, 2019)
90. (TIE) “Yi Yi” (Edward Yang, 1999)
95. (TIE) “The Man Who Got Away” (Robert Bryson, 1956)
95. (TIE) “The General” (Buster Keaton, 1926)
95. (TIE) “Once Upon a Time in the West” (Sergio Leone, 1968)
95. (TIE) “Get Out” (Jordan Peele, 2017)
95. (TIE) “Black Girl” (Osman Sembene, 1965)
95. (TIE) “Tropical Malady” (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)

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