Friday, 6 July 2007


With the number of lists and posts flying around in response to The Guardian's 1000 Films To See Before You Die, here is the first part of a list of international directors and films each with a link to their wiki as well as supplemental sites where available. The inspiration was a post at GreenCine Daily.

It should also be noted that this is just a list. I prepared this principally by memory and browsing my DVD collection. Hopefully, some of these directors and/or films will be new to you. In time, I will create a more definitive list which will expand on this selection.

And if you can't see your favourite international director whose name fits between A and Kitano or you have suggestions, post a comment. Part 2 is posted HERE.

Pedro Almodóvar - wiki / more info
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver

Gianni Amelio - wiki / more info
Stolen Children, Lamerica

Theo Angelopoulos - wiki / more info
Ulysses' Gaze, Eternity and a Day

Michelangelo Antonioni - wiki / more info
L'avventura, Zabriskie Point

Gabriel Axel - wiki / more info
Babette's Feast

Ingmar Bergman - wiki / more info
The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Fanny & Alexander

Claude Berri - wiki / more info
Jean de Florette, Manon des Source, Germinal

Bernardo Bertolucci - wiki / more info
The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor

Robert Bresson - wiki / more info
L'argent, The devil,_probably

Luis Buñuel - wiki / more info
L'Âge d'or, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Jane Campion - wiki / more info
An Angel at my Table, The Piano

Marcel Camus - wiki / more info
Black Orpheus

Ivo Caprino - wiki / more info
Pinchcliffe Grand Prix

Marcel Carne - wiki / more info
Les Enfants du Paradis

Nuri Bilge Ceylan - wiki / more info
Kasaba(Small Town), Uzek(Distant)

Claude Chabrol - wiki / more info
Les Biches(The Does), Le Boucher, Merci pour le chocolat

Souleymane Cissé - wiki / more info
Den Muso(The Girl), Yeelen(Light)

Rene Clair - wiki / more info
Le Voyage Imaginaire

Rene Clement - wiki / more info
Plein Soleil, Jeux Interdits

Henri-Georges Clouzot - wiki / more info
Les Diaboliques

Jean Cocteau - wiki / more info
La Belle et la Bête, Orphée

Jacques Demy - wiki / more info
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Alexander Dovzhenko - wiki / more info

Carl Theodor Dreyer - wiki / more info
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, Vampyr

Sergei Eisenstein - wiki / more info
The Battleship Potemkin, October (Ten Days That Shook the World)

Victor Erice - wiki / more info
El Espíritu de la Colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive), Dream of Light

Rainer Werner Fassbinder - wiki / more info
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Federico Fellini - wiki / more info
I Vitelloni, La Dolce Vita, 8½, Satyricon

Georges Franju - wiki / more info
Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face)

Abel Gance - wiki / more info
J'accuse, La Roue, Napoléon

Jean-Luc Godard - wiki / more info
A Bout du Souffle(Breathless), Vivre sa vie (My Life to Live), Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)

Michael Haneke - wiki / more info
Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages, La Pianiste

Werner Herzog - wiki / more info
Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo

Oliver Hirschbiegel - wiki / more info
Der Untergang(Downfall)

Agnieszka Holland - wiki / more info
Aktorzy Prowincjonalni(Provincial Actors), Europa Europa

Lasse Hallström - wiki / more info
Mitt liv som hund(My Life as a Dog)

Jan Hřebejk - wiki / more info
Musíme si pomáhat (Divided We Fall), Pelíšky (Cosy Dens)

Hou Hsiao-hsien - wiki / more info
Cheerful Wind, A City of Sadness, Café Lumière

Tran Anh Hung - wiki / more info
The Scent of Green Papaya

Kon Ichikawa - wiki / more info
Her Brother, An Actor's Revenge

Alejandro González Iñárritu - wiki / more info
Amores Perros

Miklos Jancso - wiki / more info
Szegénylegények(The Round-Up), Magyar rapszódia (Hungarian Rhapsody)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet - wiki / more info
Delicatessen(with Marc Caro), Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Wong Kar-wai - wiki / more info
Chungking Express, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love

Abbas Kiarostami - wiki / more info
A Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us

Krzysztof Kieslowski - wiki / more info
Blind Chance, La Double vie de Véronique, Three Colours Trilogy

Ki-duk Kim- wiki / more info
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

Takeshi Kitano - wiki / more info
Sonatine, Hana-bi, Dolls, Kantoku Banzai


Betty C. said...

Have you seen "Ensemble, C'est Tout," recently directed by Claude Berri? Charming film and an even better book by Anna Gavalda.

Siouxfire said...

Ah yes, I saw your link for that and no, I haven't seen it yet. When I was more flush, I used to get my French DVDs from FNAC on a regular basis. That film is definitely on my list.

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