7º – Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)When a woman is in the final stretch of her life, condemned by cancer, it will be up to her two sisters to provide her some comfort in the midst of the pain. However, the presence of the two will only exacerbate the suffering of all those exposed there. ‘Cries & Whispers’ is a film that changes the way the viewer sees the world. Everything contained therein is of an amazing perfection. Not a few of the scenes that literally shudder at their intense substance, such as the monologue of the character of Erland Josephson in relation to one of the sisters under the figure of a mirror or the moment in which the characters of Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin embark on a discussion of the constitution of the family relationship between the two. Anyway, there are several incredible moments of this film. One of the greatest works ever made in the cinema.
6º – Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)After witnessing Nazi persecutions of the Nazis in World War II, a businessman ends up with moral dilemmas about the right thing to do about the situation and the consequences that could be done to his security. Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece and one of the finest films on an exacerbated historical period of the twentieth century.
5º – The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)Based on the book by Wladyslaw Szpilman, the plot draws the story of a Jewish pianist in his struggle for life in the midst of World War II. Exposing a sad story in all its unevenness, ‘The Pianist’ works under the concept of perseverance intrinsic to the protagonist. Here, Roman Polanski conducts a flawless directing work, evidencing the synthesis of horror promulgated by the human being in the most exacerbated historical period of the twentieth century.
4º – Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)Several fragments of the life of a boy are explored by the plot, bringing the ins and outs of his exacerbated relationship with the world around him. ‘Moonlight’ manages to give an assertive look to a layer neglected by the cinema: homoaffective relationships among blacks. Unquestionable masterpiece of cinema that remains in the head of the viewer even long after its end.
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