Cannes: Best Director

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“ 2016: Personal shopper ” - KSTLeo
 
2.
“ 2016: Bacalaureat ” - KSTLeo
 
3.
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...
“ 2015: The Assassin ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 2014: Foxcatcher ” - KSTLeo
 
5.
“ 2012: Post tenebras lux ” - KSTLeo
 
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Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. He moved to the United States in 1981 and is known for directing the crime dramas Bleeder (1999) and the Pusher films (1996, 2004, 2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the dramatic adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009)...
“ 2011: Drive ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 2010: Tournée ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 2009: Kinatay ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 2008: Three monkeys ” - KSTLeo
 
10.
“ 2007: The diving bell and the butterfly ” - KSTLeo
 
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Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
“ 2006: Babel ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 2005: Caché ” - KSTLeo
 
13.
Tony Gatlif
Director, Vengo
“ 2004: Exils ” - KSTLeo
 
14.
“ 2003: Elephant ” - KSTLeo
 
15.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ 2002: Punch-Drunk Love ” - KSTLeo
 
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Kwon-taek Im
Director, Painted Fire
Born in Changsong, Cheollanam-do, 2 May 1936. He grew up in the southern city Kwangju, where he completed senior high school. His family suffered considerable hardships and losses in the Korean War, so he had to move to Pusan in search of work: he was a labourer before trying to start a business recycling US Army boots into shoes...
“ 2002: Chihwaseon (Strokes of fire) ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ X3
2001: The man who wasn't there
1996: Fargo
1991: Barton Fink ” - KSTLeo
 
18.
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...
“ 2001: Mulholland Drive ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 2000: Yi Yi ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 1999: All about my mother ” - KSTLeo
 
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John Boorman
Producer, Excalibur
John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There...
“ X2
1998: The General
1970: Leo the Last ” - KSTLeo
 
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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)...
“ 1997: Happy together ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1995: La haine ” - KSTLeo
 
24.
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...
“ 1994: Dear diary ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1993: Naked ” - KSTLeo
 
26.
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ 1992: The Player ” - KSTLeo
 
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Pavel Lungin
Writer, Tsar
Pavel Semyonovich Lungin (born July 12, 1949) is a Russian film director. He is sometimes credited as Pavel Loungine (as in the American release of Tycoon). Born 12 July 1949 in Moscow, Lungin is the son of a scriptwriter and linguist. He later attended Moscow State University from which he graduated in 1971...
“ 1990: Taxi Blues ” - KSTLeo
 
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Emir Kusturica
Director, Underground
A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary...
“ 1989: Time of the gypsies ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1988: Sur (The South) ” - KSTLeo
 
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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)...
“ 1987: Der himmel über Berlin (Wings of desire) ” - KSTLeo
 
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Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ 1986: After hours ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1985: Rendez-vous ” - KSTLeo
 
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Bertrand Tavernier
Director, 'Round Midnight
Bertrand Tavernier was a law student that preferred write film criticisms. He also wrote a few books about American movies. Then his first film won a few awards in France and abroad and established his reputation.
“ 1984: A Sunday in the country ” - KSTLeo
 
34.
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...
“ X2
1983: L'argent
1957: A man escaped ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 1983: Nostalghia ” - KSTLeo
 
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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.
“ 1982: Fitzcarraldo ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 1979: Days of Heaven ” - KSTLeo
 
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Nagisa Ôshima
Born in Kyoto, Japan. Studied law at Kyoto University. After graduation, joined the Shochiku Film Company in 1954 as an assistant director.
“ 1978: Empire of passion ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1976: Ugly, dirty and bad ” - KSTLeo
 
40.
Michel Brault
Cinematographer, Orderers
“ 1975: Les ordres ” - KSTLeo
 
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Costa-Gavras
Director, Missing
“ 1975: Section spéciale ” - KSTLeo
 
42.
Miklós Jancsó
Miklos Jancsó was born in 1921 in Vac, Hungary. His mother Angela Poparada was Romanian and his father Sandor Jancsó Hungarian. Jancsó received a degree in Law from the University of Cluj-Napoca in 1944. After fighting in WWII and a brief period as a POW, he chose to join the Film and Theater Academy in Budapest...
“ 1972: Rad Psalm ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1969: All good citizens ” - KSTLeo
 
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Glauber Rocha
He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio das Mortes (1969)" he won various international prizes...
“ 1969: Antonio das Mortes ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1967: Ten thousand days ” - KSTLeo
 
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Sergei Yutkevich
Director, Othello
He has made been famous in the young soviet cinema by his films about Lenin (Lenin v Polshe and others). He had a great international acclaim by his version of Othello and engaged to the Soviet cinema two French stars: Marina Vlady for Lika in Syuzhet dlya nebolshogo rasskaza and Claude Jade for Inessa in _Lenin v Parizhe (1980)_.
“ X2
1966: Lenin in Poland
1956: Otello ” - KSTLeo
 
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Liviu Ciulei
Liviu Ciulei was one of the most important directors in Romanian cinema. Born on July 7th 1923 in Bucharest, he was raised in a family of intellectuals. His father was a renowned architect. Ciulei studied architecture himself, and then he attended 'The Royal College of Theater and Music of Bucharest'...
“ 1965: The lost forest ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1961: Chronicle of flaming years ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 1959: The 400 blows ” - KSTLeo
 
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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...
“ 1958: Nära livet (Brink of life) ” - KSTLeo
 
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Jules Dassin
Director, Rififi
Jules Dassin was an Academy Award-nominated director, screenwriter and actor best known for his films Rififi, Never on Sunday, and Topkapi. He was born Julius Samuel Dassin on 18 December 1911, in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He was one of eight children of Russian-Jewish immigrants...
“ 1955: Rififi ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1955: Shipka heroes ” - KSTLeo
 
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“ 1952: Fanfan la Tulipe ” - KSTLeo
 
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Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
“ 1951: The young and the damned ” - KSTLeo
 
55.
René Clément
Director, Forbidden Games
René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails, Forbidden Games and The Day and the Hour. He was later almost forgotten as a director. He was back in public attention briefly when his epic Is Paris Burning? (with an all-star cast of famous actors) was released in 1966...
“ X2
1949: Beyond the gates
1946: La bataille du rail ” - KSTLeo