• Great Directors (2010)

Great Directors

Release Date: July 2nd, 2010

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker Angela Ismailos has conversations with 10 of the world's most renowned directors, soliciting their point of view about the creative process and the context of their work in the contemporary world. Among those interviewed are Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, David Lynch and Todd Haynes, who trace the origins of their art to the influence of their predecessors -- Lynch credits Fellini, and, for Haynes' outsider cinema, the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays a role.

Cast: Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach, David Lynch

Director: Angela Ismailos

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Anisma Films

Keywords: Creative, Sacrifice, Fascinating, Quest, Friend, Pursuit, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Natasha SenjanovicThe Hollywood Reporter

    What is most interesting is hearing the directors speak of their work in general, rather than any film in particular. show more

  • 45
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    But more often, the film jumps around in dizzying disorganization, illustrating the fact that part of what a director provides to a film is not just vision and leadership, but also, as the word suggests, a narrative direction. show more

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Though the movie is largely vanilla in its pleasures, film lovers will eat it up. show more

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