Some worthwhile directors to check out their works. All of them directors with more than just one good film in their filmographies.
He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band called Oui-Oui...
“ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature, The Science of Sleep, The Foam of the Days... ” - larilla
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ Requiem for a dream, The fountain, Black Swan, Pi, The wrestler ” - larilla
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...
“ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All about my mother, Talk to her, Broken embraces, The Skin I Live In, I´m so excited... ” - larilla
“ J'ai Tué Ma Mère, Les Amours Imaginaires, Laurence Anyways, Tom à le Ferme... ” - larilla
“ Humpday, Your sister´s sister, Touchy Feely, My effortless brilliance, We Go Way Back ” - larilla
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Fast Food Nation, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight ” - larilla
“ Nine Lives, Things you can tell just by looking at her, Mother and Child, Albert Nobbs ” - larilla
Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis
. His film Open Your Eyes
was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide...
“ Open your eyes, Tesis, The others, Mar adentro, Agora ” - larilla
“ Juno, Thank you for smoking, Up in the air, Young adult, Labor Day ” - larilla
“ Transpotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 hours, Trance ” - larilla
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...
“ Everyone Says I Love You, Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, To Rome With Love, Whatever Works... ” - larilla
“ What´s eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, Cider Cider House Rules, The Shipping News, An unfinished Life, Salmon Fishing in Yemen ” - larilla
Lars von Trier
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...
“ Dancer in the dark, Dogville, Melancolía, Nymphomaniac ” - larilla
“ To Die For, Good Will Hunting, Gerry, Elephant, Harvey Milk, Promised Land, Paranoid Park... ” - larilla
“ 15 días, El concursante, Buried, Red lights ” - larilla
“ Office Space, Extract, Idiocracy ” - larilla
“ Darkness, Rec, Rec 2, Mientras Duermes ” - larilla
“ L'Auberge Espangole, Les Poupées Russes, Casse-tête chinois ” - larilla
Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming
. His second major picture, made ten years later, The Squid and the Whale
was no less autobiographical but went back further in his personal history...
“ The Squid and The Whale, Margaret at the Wedding, Greenberg, Frances Ha, While We're Young ” - larilla