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Great Directors

Director: Angela Ismailos
Starring: Agnes Varda (Herself), Bernardo Bertolucci (Himself), Catherine Breillat (Herself), David Lynch (Himself), John Sayles (Himself), Ken Loach (Himself), Liliana Cavani (Herself), Richard Linklater (Himself), Stephen Frears (Himself), Todd Haynes (Himself)
Countries: U.K.
Subjects: Film and Media Studies, Women Filmmakers
Genres: Documentary, Film Studies, Women Directors
Type: Color
Year: 2011
Language: English, French and Italian with English subtitles
Length: 87 mins.
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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Ten of the greatest filmmakers in the world passionately discuss their craft in Angela Ismailos' hugely entertaining documentary GREAT DIRECTORS. Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Liliana Cavani, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles open up about their extraordinary careers with unexpected candor and humor. Ismailos gets them to talk about their artistic evolution from their debut works to their recent triumphs, as well as the role that politics and history play in their films. David Lynch discusses how Mel Brooks netted him his job on THE ELEPHANT MAN as well as his travails with the studio on DUNE. And they all honor their influences, from Todd Haynes on Fassbinder and Breillat on Ingmar Bergman, to Lynch on Billy Wilder and Hitchcock. GREAT DIRECTORS is an illuminating and surprising crash course on the state of contemporary cinema, and an example for where it might be headed.

Educational Reviews

"A sure bet for cinema studies collections, this is recommended." - Video Librarian

Critical Acclaim

"Detailed and revealing, the film's dissection of the varied and plucky career paths that this odd yet compelling cross section of directing talent has taken makes for fascinating viewing." - Filmmaker Magazine

"Riveting!....Intimate and revealing." - Karen Durbin, ELLE

"...Entertaining...Good times." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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