Lists by merddada

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This list is from widely spread post in the Russian segment of the Internet attributed to S.A. Filippov, a lecturer in Film History at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (the largest and oldest university in Russia), Faculty of Journalism, and also a film critic and a VGIK graduate (the biggest Russian film school).

Some items have more than one film listed, I marked them as "substitute".

These directors are stated as the most significant, author of the list recommends all their films for watching: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, D.W. Griffith, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Roberto Rossellini, Andrey Tarkovskiy, Lars von Trier, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Sergei M. Eisenstein.

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