Great Directors (2009) 2 x DVD9
Great Directors, directed by Angela Ismailos, features conversations with ten of the world's greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles. The film documents Ismailos' voyage of discovering the creative personalities behind the camera. She explores the filmmakers' artistic evolution and personal identity, the role of politics and history on their work, and the agony and dilemmas in the creative process. It also examines the challenges of being an artist in an age of commercialism and globalization. The film traces the influence of cinematic movements and iconic directors on these directors' work-from the role of Neo-Realism in Bertolucci's evolution to the influence of Federico Fellini on David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman on Catherine Breillat and Rainer Werner Fassbinder on Todd Haynes.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:26:50
7.15 Gb + 6.97 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Director: Angela Ismailos
Cast: Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, Ken Loach, David Lynch, John Sayles, Agnes Varda, Richard Linklater
Country: USA

This two-disc set features the main film on the first platter, along with some additional interview footage with Agnes Varda (27m:52s), Bernardo Bertolucci (47m:29s) and Catherine Breillat (15m:33s).
Disc two houses even more interview segments, featuring David Lynch (29m:44s), John Sayles (41m:17s), Ken Loach (20m:31s), Liliana Cavani (05m:39s), Richard Linklater (28m:57s), Stephen Frears (04m:17s) and Todd Haynes (50m:52s).

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