Films on this, the highest level of artistic merit, must contain an extraordinary breadth of insight into the human experience, one that transcends any geographical, cultural or genre limitation. Furthermore, their story's development must appear spontaneous and natural, without apparent signs of its author's manipulation. At the same time, the narrative groundwork must be subtly laid so that an audience can strongly identify with, and feel for the characters' outcome. If the work is abstract in nature, it must enthrall and ignite the viewer's imagination. These motion pictures must not only be supremely crafted but reach deep into the bone marrow of our existence to create an everlasting spiritual experience, not unlike that produced by any of the other arts' greatest achievements.
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