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Following the initiative of the Film Critics Association, by the end of 2008, 40 critics answered the following question: „Which are the 10 best Romanian feature films that have been produced since 1912 until now?
From their answers the top 10 that you can see below came up. This list generated a book published by the Polirom Publishing House.
Choosing 10 films out of 1000 is not an easy task. Because you have to judge using the eye of the period when it was produced and at the same time, with the eye of the present moment. Because you must muffle partialities as much as possible. Because you must use the most accurate scales and you wonder if it`s appliable when we talk about art. And you are afraid of not being wrong and of not being unjust. And you feel pity towards films you once loved and that were replaced by other new ones in your heart. And you are glad to notice that other colleagues think the same way you do and that there is no such a big gap between generations as they kept saying. And you feel sorry that some people will be sad for finding themselves below the line.
But in the end you tell yourself that this is just one of the possible selections.