Directors I'm In Awe of

Every once in a while I watch a film that touches something deep inside and is stylistically unique. This is a list of directors who made such films. Of course, not every film by each of these directors is memorable. I've tried to restrict the count to 100.
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1.
Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
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)...
“ If i were to choose just one God in cinema, it would be Godard. His late films might be frustrating - even annoying - but there are at least a dozen that worked for me and changed the way i looked at movies. It opened up for enjoyment a whole new world of movies where images take precedence over a coherent story. 'Hail Mary' is ravishing. Other favorites are 'Vivre sa Vie' and 'Passion'. ” - raghavbansal
 
2.
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Writer, The Assassin
Of the ten films that Hsiao-Hsien Hou directed between 1980 and 1989, seven received best film or best director awards from prestigious international films festivals in Venice, Berlin, Hawaii, and the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes. In a 1988 worldwide critics' poll, Hou was championed as "one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema." Hou's birthplace...
“ The visual elegance and gentle, observational quality of his movies fill me with a spiritual delight. It turns mundane into magical. ” - raghavbansal
 
3.
“ The contemplative faces of his characters in
'I can no longer hear the guitar', 'Regular Lovers' will haunt me forever. ” - raghavbansal
 
4.
“ 'La Captive' - a long, visually formal, fascinating, ultimately heartbreaking love story. I can never listen to Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata and Rachmaninov's The Isle of the Dead without remembering this movie fondly.
'Alamayer's Folly' is an unforgettable fever dream. ” - raghavbansal
 
6.
Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer, Blow-Up
Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema...
“ 'Red Desert' - stunning, non-naturalistic colors, industrial landscape, spiritual desolation. ” - raghavbansal
 
7.
Aleksandr Sokurov
Director, Russkiy kovcheg
Alexandr Sokurov is a Russian director of avant-garde and independent films that have won him international acclaim. A son of an army officer, Sokurov was born in 1951, and spent his childhood traveling with his family around Russia as his father was transferred from one location to another. This fast change of places and schools kept him lonely...
“ The emotional color palette and the intoxicating sounds in 'Father and Son'. The inspired chaos in 'Faust'. The controlled brilliance of 'The Sun'. ” - raghavbansal
 
8.
Werner Schroeter
The key person of the New German Cinema of the '70s. His works, mostly shot in 16mm, combine an intense interest and knowledge of German history and personal dramatic and emotional investigations. Malina which stars Isabelle Huppert is one of the great classics of modern cinema and deals with a perpetually burning apartment...
“ Kitsch and high art; operatic gestures and realism; eros and thanatos. ” - raghavbansal
 
9.
“ Incredibly diverse and inventive oeuvre. ” - raghavbansal
 
10.
Federico Fellini
Writer,
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
“ 'Amarcord', 'Intervista'. Fascinating mix of low-brow (dramatic elements) and high-brow (visual sense). ” - raghavbansal
 
11.
Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer, Solaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival...
“ 'Stalker' ” - raghavbansal
 
12.
“ 'Under the Sun of Satan' ” - raghavbansal
 
13.
Éric Rohmer
Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, some have argued convincingly that...
“ Interesting conversations among the young, well-educated and articulate. ” - raghavbansal
 
14.
Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne would be the last time he would work with professional actors...
“ 'Lancelot du Lac'. Non-emotive faces and dialogue-delivery. Close-ups of hands, legs. ” - raghavbansal
 
15.
“ 'Fists in the Pocket', 'My Mother's Smile'. ” - raghavbansal
 
16.
“ 'I Can't Sleep' ” - raghavbansal
 
17.
Max Ophüls
Director, Lola Montès
Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, Germany...
“ the delights of an elegantly floating camera. ” - raghavbansal
 
18.
Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone and directed The Grim Reaper. His second film...
“ 'The Sheltering Sky'. Love, Sensuality, Existential Despair. ” - raghavbansal
 
19.
Raoul Ruiz
Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaulted the preconceptions of film art...
“ 'Three Crowns of the Sailor' - Marvelously trippy! ” - raghavbansal
 
20.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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...
“ 'Tropical Malady' ” - raghavbansal
 
21.
Kar-Wai Wong
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)...
“ Extreme Longing and loneliness, with a visual style to match. ” - raghavbansal
 
22.
“ Poetic depiction of everyday working-class lives in post-war England. ” - raghavbansal
 
23.
Pedro Almodóvar
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...
“ Melodrama, kitsch - done with great visual panache and outrageous humor. ” - raghavbansal
 
24.
Abbas Kiarostami
Director, Certified Copy
Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30...
“ 'Close-Up'. Documentary-Fiction hybrid. ” - raghavbansal
 
25.
“ Complex, talky comedy-dramas. ” - raghavbansal
 
26.
“ The Bela Trudge ” - raghavbansal
 
27.
“ The Bela Trudge, with beautiful color and youth.
'Paranoid Park', 'Elephant', 'Last Days', 'Gerry' ” - raghavbansal
 
28.
“ 'Lady Chatterley' - Tenderness and lovemaking. ” - raghavbansal
 
29.
“ 'Le Pont des Arts' ” - raghavbansal
 
30.
“ 'To Die Like a Man' ” - raghavbansal
 
31.
Philip Kaufman
Director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago and later Harvard Law School. He won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at Cannes in 1965 for his film Goldstein. He was the screenwriter for The Outlaw Josey Wales and was to direct it but was replaced as director by Clint Eastwood...
“ 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' ” - raghavbansal
 
32.
François Truffaut
François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ 'Jules et Jim'. Breathless visual narration. ” - raghavbansal
 
33.
David Lynch
Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised in small-town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a three-year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977...
“ 'Inland Empire'. Surreal. ” - raghavbansal
 
34.
“ And Ethan Coen. 'Fargo' is my most favorite comedy. ” - raghavbansal
 
35.
“ Tenuous relationship with social-realism; surrealist touches. ” - raghavbansal
 
36.
“ Unsentimental depiction of complex human relations and resulting emotions. ” - raghavbansal
 
37.
Jacques Rivette
Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer...
“ 'Gang of Gour'. Role-playing. ” - raghavbansal
 
38.
Michael Haneke
A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world cinema...
 
39.
“ 'Hadewijch' ” - raghavbansal
 
40.
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ 'The Virgin suicides' ” - raghavbansal
 
41.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ 'Inglourious Basterds' ” - raghavbansal
 
42.
Jerzy Skolimowski
Born in Lódz, Poland, in 1938. Director, playwright, scriptwriter, and actor. Graduated in ethnology, literature and history from Warsaw University in 1959. Graduated from Lódz Film Academy in directing in 1962. Feature debut: _Identification Marks - None_ (Rysopis, 1964, scr., dir, act.), awarded in Warsaw 1964 and Arnhem 1965...
“ 'Deep End' ” - raghavbansal
 
43.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ 'Barry Lyndon' ” - raghavbansal
 
44.
Roberto Rossellini
The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American directors, including Martin Scorsese...
“ 'The Taking of Power by Louis XIV' ” - raghavbansal
 
45.
“ 'The House of tolerance' ” - raghavbansal
 
46.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ 'Melancholia' ” - raghavbansal
 
47.
“ 'No Rest for the Brave' ” - raghavbansal
 
48.
Theodoros Angelopoulos
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...
“ 'Landscape in Mist', 'Eternity and a Day' ” - raghavbansal
 
49.
“ 'Salvatore Giuliano' ” - raghavbansal
 
50.
Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ 'Heart of Glass' ” - raghavbansal
 
51.
Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
“ 'Wings of Desire' ” - raghavbansal
 
52.
“ 'The Spirit of the Beehive' ” - raghavbansal
 
53.
“ 'Colossal Youth' ” - raghavbansal
 
54.
Carlos Saura
Writer, Cria Cuervos
Spanish director, writer, producer (2 films) and actor (2 films). His interest on cinema started when he was very young. His mother, who was a pianist, instilled in him the liking for music, and his brother, Antonio, who was a painter, the passion for art. When he was an teenager he started to practice photography...
“ 'Cria cuervos' ” - raghavbansal
 
55.
“ 'Post Tenebras Lux' - my favorite film at Cannes 2012. ” - raghavbansal
 
56.
Lucrecia Martel
Director, La Ciénaga
Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina,Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she studied communication sciences. She started by directing a few shorts among which Dead King, which garnered several awards in the international film festival circuit. From 1995 to 1998, she made a series of documentaries for TV as well as a children's TV programme...
“ 'La Cienaga' ” - raghavbansal
 
57.
“ 'Platform', 'The World', 'Still Life' ” - raghavbansal
 
58.
Nagisa Ôshima
Born in Kyoto, Japan. Studied law at Kyoto University. After graduation, joined the Shochiku Film Company in 1954 as an assistant director.
“ 'In the Realm of Senses' ” - raghavbansal
 
59.
Shôhei Imamura
Director, The Eel
Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan...
“ 'The Ballad of Narayama' ” - raghavbansal
 
60.
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Hiroshi Teshigahara was born the son of Sofu Teshigahara who was the founder of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (flower arrangement). In 1950, he graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in oil painting. In 1958, he became the director of Sogetsu Art Centre and took a leading role in avant-garde activities in many fields of art...
“ 'Woman in the Dunes' ” - raghavbansal
 
61.
Kenji Mizoguchi
Director, Ugetsu
Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known outside of Japan because they were especially produced for Venice (e.g...
 
62.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
 
63.
“ 'Mother' ” - raghavbansal
 
64.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ 'Badlands' ” - raghavbansal
 
65.
Jim Jarmusch
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)_...
“ 'Dead Man' ” - raghavbansal
 
66.
Abel Ferrara
Director, Bad Lieutenant
Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (Christopher Walken...
“ 'R-Xmas' ” - raghavbansal
 
67.
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories...
“ 'Crash', 'Dead Ringers' ” - raghavbansal
 
68.
Kelly Reichardt
Director, Certain Women
Kelly Reichardt was born and raised in Miami-Dade Country, Florida, to a family of police officers. She had an interest in photography from a very young age. She started by using her father's camera, which he used for photographing crime scenes. She went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston...
“ 'Meek's Cutoff' ” - raghavbansal
 
69.
James Gray
Writer/director James Gray made his first film Little Odessa at the age of twenty-five. The film, which starred Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, received critical acclaim and was the winner of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Silver Lion Award in 1994. Miramax Films released James Gray's second feature...
“ 'Two Lovers' ” - raghavbansal
 
70.
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo. American-born, Buffalo, New York, 1961. Left home, moved to New York City in 1978, and began playing in the experimental musical group, Gray, with artist Jean Michel Basquiat. After leaving Gray, he formed the band, Bohack, and recorded the highly regarded avant-garde industrial noise album, "It Took Several Wives"...
“ 'The Brown Bunny' ” - raghavbansal
 
71.
Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan's parents were painters and he studied International Relations and music at the University of Toronto where he began making short films: Howard in Particular, After Grad with Dad, Peep Show and Open House. While he has several distinguished Television and Opera works on his resume and such pictures as his debut Next of Kin ...
“ 'The Sweet Hereafter' ” - raghavbansal
 
72.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
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...
“ The God of comedy. ” - raghavbansal
 
73.
Leos Carax
Director, Holy Motors
Leos Carax made several short films and also wrote film criticism, then at the age of 24 years made a very strong first feature Boy Meets Girl. The film played at the 1984 Cannes film festival and was a critical triumph. It paved the way for Carax's second feature Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood). That film was a giant step forward in the same direction that he was going in with his first film...
 
74.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 7, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...
“ 'Santa Sangre' ” - raghavbansal
 
75.
Andrzej Zulawski
Writer, Possession
Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night was an adaptation of his father's novel...
“ 'Possession' ” - raghavbansal
 
76.
Catherine Breillat
Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies. She is also a best-selling novelist and wrote her first novel...
“ 'Fat Girl'. Female sexuality. ” - raghavbansal
 
77.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
“ 'In a Year with 13 Moons' ” - raghavbansal
 
78.
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother...
“ 'Persona' ” - raghavbansal
 
79.
Ming-liang Tsai
Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour, won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His idiosyncratic oeuvre continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
“ 'Goodbye, Dragon Inn' ” - raghavbansal
 
80.
Edward Yang
Writer, Yi Yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. Growing up in Taipei...
“ 'Yi Yi' ” - raghavbansal
 
81.
“ 'Picnic at the Hanging Rock' ” - raghavbansal
 
82.
Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti was born on the 19th of August, 1953. He lives in Rome, where since he was a kid he devotes himself to his two passions: cinema and water-polo. In 1970 he also played in water-polo first division in Italy, and in the junior National team. In those years he was also very committed in politcs...
 
83.
Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway trained as a painter and began working as a film editor for the Central Office of Information in 1965. Shortly afterwards he started to make his own films. He has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books. He has held several one-man shows and curated exhibitions at museums world-wide.
“ 'The Draughtsman's Contract' ” - raghavbansal
 
84.
“ 'Ratcatcher' ” - raghavbansal
 
85.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Pedestrian Subway (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (The Staff)...
 
86.
“ 'Love Songs', 'Beloved'. Beautiful people singing about feelings of love and loss. ” - raghavbansal
 
87.
Mia Hansen-Løve
Director, L'avenir
Cinema came into Mia Hansen-Løve's life when she was eighteen, as Olivier Assayas made her start as an actress in Late August, Early September. Two years later, he gave her the part of "Aline" in his Les destinées. Their artistic collaboration was coupled by a union in real life, Mia and Olivier becoming life companions...
“ 'Goodbye, First Love' ” - raghavbansal
 
88.
“ 'Distant', 'Once upon a Time in Anatolia' ” - raghavbansal
 
89.
“ 'Guardian of the Night'. Playful. ” - raghavbansal
 
91.
“ 'Innocence' ” - raghavbansal
 
92.
Walerian Borowczyk
Director, Emmanuelle 5
Born in Kwilcz, Poland, Walerian Borowczyk trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland's National Prize in 1953. He began his film career as a film poster designer, then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a leading animator before switching to live-action features...
“ 'Goto, Island of Love' ” - raghavbansal
 
93.
Claude Chabrol
Director, La Cérémonie
French film director considered a master in the mystery genre. He is credited with starting the "nouvelle vague" French film movement.
“ superb, icy thrillers. ” - raghavbansal
 
94.
“ 'Wedding in Galilee' ” - raghavbansal
 
95.
Youssef Chahine
Director, September 11
Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film and dramatic arts...
“ 'Alexandria Again and Forever' ” - raghavbansal
 
96.
“ 'Paradise: Love' ” - raghavbansal
 
97.
“ '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days' ” - raghavbansal
 
98.
“ 'The Secret of the Grain' ” - raghavbansal
 
99.
Jacques Nolot
Jacques Nolot was born on 31 August 1943 in Marcillac, France and is a well known stage and character actor whose first feature film Hinterland won the First Film Special Distinction Award at the Montreal World Film Festival and a FIPRESCI Special Mention Award at the Venice Film Festival both in 1998...
“ 'Before I Forget'. ” - raghavbansal
 
100.
Harmony Korine
Director, Spring Breakers
Harmony Korine was born in Bolinas, California, in 1973. His family moved to the east coast of the United States when he was five, and he spent his early years in Nashville, Tennessee, and New York. At the age of 19, he wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay Kids for director Larry Clark...
“ grotesque and lyrical. ” - raghavbansal