Sight and Sound released a poll of the 100 greatest movies of all time. The British magazine surpassed Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s her 1975 drama Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Only one Indian film made the list, Satyajit Ray’s Patel Panchali.
Sight and Sound was introduced in 1952 and publishes her 1st survey in 1952. This year’s poll consisted of 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists, and academics, each submitting their top 10 votes. When the poll was first conducted in 1952, Vittorio De Sica’s bicycle thief topped the list. Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane topped the list in 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002. The last poll, released in 2012, put Alfred Hitchcock at the top of the list.
Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali (1955), which forms the first part of the acclaimed Apu trilogy, was placed at number 35. It is the only Indian film on the list. The magazine said: Among the memorable moments in the film is the scene in which Apu (Subir Banerjee) and his sister run through a rice field and catch a glimpse of a passing train. “
Akerman’s entry into the top her spot is the first film by a female director to top her prestigious Sight & Sound poll in its 70-year history. Also recent releases to earn a spot on the list include Celine Sciamma’s Radion Fire (2019), Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016), Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite (2019), and Jordan Peele’s Get Her Out (2017). )It is included.