Directors to Explore

by Vade-Lepisto | created - 07 Sep 2016 | updated - 07 Sep 2016 | Public

Mostly just directors of whom I've seen one or two short films or segments or from whom I've seen nothing.

1. Maroun Bagdadi

Director | Hors la vie

Maroun Bagdadi was born on January 21, 1950 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was a director and writer, known for Out of Life (1991), L'homme voilé (1987) and Les petites guerres (1982). He died on December 10, 1993 in Beirut.

2. Michel Khleifi

Director | Urs al-jalil

Michel Khleifi was born on November 3, 1950 in Nazareth, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Wedding in Galilee (1987), The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels (1995) and Canticle of the Stones (1990).

3. Theodoros Angelopoulos

Director | Topio stin omihli

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 ...

4. Manoel de Oliveira

Director | Os Canibais

Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Os Canibais (1988), I'm Going Home (2001) and Gebo et l'ombre (2012). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais. He died on...

5. Albert Capellani

Director | Oh Boy!

Albert Capellani was born on August 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Oh Boy! (1919), The Virtuous Model (1919) and Eye for Eye (1918). He died on September 26, 1931 in Paris.

6. Mrinal Sen

Director | Akaler Sandhane

Sen is one of his nation's most politically active filmakers. After having studied physics at university in Calcutta, Sen worked as a freelance journalist, a salesman of patent medicines and a sound technician in a film studio. In the mid-1940s he joined the Indian People's Theatre Association and ...

7. Tewfik Saleh

Director | Al-makhdu'un

The director of seven shorts and seven full-length feature films, Saleh graduated in 1949 in English literature and was trained in cinema in Paris until 1951. Tewfik Saleh's oeuvre is the only one in Egyptian cinema which may be considered purely "Third Worldist". All his films deal with social ...

8. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Director | Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg was born on December 8, 1935 in Nossendorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Die Nacht (1985) and Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977).

9. Claude Lanzmann

Director | Shoah

Claude Lanzmann was born on November 27, 1925 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was a director and writer, known for Shoah (1985), Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) and Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001). He was married to Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory, Angelika Schrobsdorff and ...

10. Lynne Ramsay

Director | You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. She is a director and writer, known for You Were Never Really Here (2017), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Morvern Callar (2002). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.

11. Hana Makhmalbaf

Director | Buda as sharm foru rikht

Hana Makhmalbaf was born on September 3, 1988 in Tehran, Iran. She is a director and assistant director, known for Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007), Joy of Madness (2003) and Green Days (2009).

12. Dariush Mehrjui

Director | Gaav

Dariush Mehrjui was born to a middle-class family in Tehran. He showed interest in painting miniatures, music, and playing santoor and piano. He spent a lot of time going to the movies, particularly American films which were un-dubbed and inter-spliced with explanatory title cards that explained ...



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