“ For Elephant, Last Days, Gerry, My own private Idaho, Paranoid Park ” - orfeasv
Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
. The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the the story of the late Karen Carpenter
“ For Velvet goldmine, I'm not there, Poison, Far from heaven, Safe ” - orfeasv
“ For Son frère, Those who love me can take the train, Intimacy, Queen Margot, Gabrielle ” - orfeasv
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
“ For Fallen angels, 2006, Happy together, In the mood for love, The hand ” - orfeasv
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel
was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ All about my mother, Live flesh, Bad education, Broken embraces, Volver ” - orfeasv
“ The piano teacher, The white ribbon, Funny games, Hidden, Benny's video ” - orfeasv
Mr. Kieslowski started his career shooting documentaries and later became associated with the "cinema of moral anxiety" movement. It grouped several Polish directors, including Krzysztof Zanussi
and Andrzej Wajda
, and aimed at depicting the conditions of Poles under communism. His best known work was the Three Colors trilogy: Three Colors: Red
“ For Red, The double life of Veronica, Blue, White ” - orfeasv
Lars von Trier
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer
over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime
. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
“ For Breaking the waves, Dancer in the dark, Manderley, Dogville, The idiots ” - orfeasv
Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and critic for the newspaper "Demokratiki Allaghi" until it was banned by the military after a coup d'état...
“ For Eternity and a day, The weeping meadow, To meteoro vima tou pelargou, To vlemma tou Odyssea, The dust of time ” - orfeasv
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ For In praise of love, Socialism, Notre musique, JLG/JLG, For ever Mozart ” - orfeasv
is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata
, co-founded Studio Ghibli...
“ For Spirited away, Howl's moving castle, Princess Monokoke ” - orfeasv
“ For Beau travail, White material, S'en fout la mort ” - orfeasv
“ For Interview with the vampire, The crying game, Breakfast on Pluto, The end of the affair ” - orfeasv
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water
, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ For Dead man, Ghost dog, Coffee and cigarettes, Broken flowers ” - orfeasv
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch
shortly after he turned 21...
“ For Mulholland Dr, Lost highway, Twin Peaks ” - orfeasv
“ For Love songs, La belle personne, In Paris, Close to Leo ” - orfeasv
“ For The virgin suicides, Marie-Antoinette, Lost in traslation ” - orfeasv
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price
“ For Edward Scissorhands, Big fish, Corpse bride, Sleepy hollow ” - orfeasv
“ For Smoking/No smoking, Private fears in public places, Same old song ” - orfeasv
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan
was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ For The dark knight, Memento, Batman begins, The prestige ” - orfeasv
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ For Match point, Everyone says I love you, Alice, Deconstructing Harry, Husbands and wives ” - orfeasv
Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Both his parents were painters, and he planned to be a playwright, but after making a short film, he became hooked on telling stories visually. Returned to ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar
in Armenia. Won attention at the Sundance Film Festival for earlier work...
“ Exotica, The sweet hereafter, The adjuster ” - orfeasv
Takeshi Kitano was born in Tokyo in 1947 and entered show business in 1972 as "Beat" Takeshi, the stage name he continues to use today as a performer. As part of the comic duo Two Beats, Kitano was one of the leading figures in the manzai (stand-up comedy) boom in the late 1970s. With his distinctive art of speech and his idiosyncratic perspective...
“ For A scene at the sea, Dolls, Sonatine ” - orfeasv
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) grew up in Khon Kaen, a city in the north east of Thailand. He has a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been making films and videos since the early 90s...
“ For Tropical malady, Blissfully yours, Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives ” - orfeasv
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ For Brokeback mountain, The ice storm, Sense and sensibility, Crouching tiger - hidden dragon, Ride with the devil ” - orfeasv
“ For Nobody knows, Still walking, After life ” - orfeasv
“ For A bittersweet life, The good the bad the weird, A tale of two sisters ” - orfeasv
Unlike virtually all his contemporaries, Ken Loach has never succumbed to the siren call of Hollywood, and it's virtually impossible to imagine his particular brand of British socialist realism translating well to that context. After studying law at St. Peter's College, Oxford, he branched out into the theater...
“ For Sweet sixteen, The wind that shakes the barley, Ae fond kiss ” - orfeasv
After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business. In 1978 they shot their first documentary...
“ And Luc Dardenne for The son, The child, La promesse ” - orfeasv
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ For Unforgiven, Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of our fathers, Gran torino, The bridges of Madison country ” - orfeasv