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Great Directors

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  • Great Directors
  • jasmine
  • April 4, 2016

Great Directors is the acclaimed documentary by Angela Ismailos, featuring interviews with ten of the world’s greatest living directors. She explores their artistic evolution and creative process – along with how their personal experiences have played a part in their filmmaking.

Then over the following week, World Movies will screen one of the most iconic films from five of the directors. These include Bernardo Bertolucci‘s classic Last Tango in Paris, Liliana Cavani‘s The Night Porter, Todd Haynes‘ queer cinema masterpiece Velvet Goldmine, Catherine Breillat‘s controversial Anatomy of Hell, and David Lynch‘s first foray into film with Eraserhead.

Great Directors (USA, 2009) – Sunday 26 August 10pm
Great Directors is the acclaimed documentary by Angela Ismailos, featuring interviews with ten of the world’s greatest living directors. She explores their artistic evolution and creative process – along with how their personal experiences have played a part in their filmmaking. Then over the following week, World Movies will screen one of the most iconic films from five of the directors. These include Bernardo Bertolucci’s classic Last Tango in Paris, Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter, Todd Haynes’ queer cinema masterpiece Velvet Goldmine, Catherine Breillat’s controversial Anatomy of Hell, and David Lynch’s first foray into film with Eraserhead.

Last Tango in Paris (France, 1972) – Monday 27 August 10pm
Prepare for the “most controversial film of its era”, which was nominated for two Academy Awards for Direction (Bernardo Bertolucci) and acting (Marlon Brando). This thrillingly sexual film follows a young Parisian woman who embarks on a torrid affair with a much older business man from the US. In an effort to keep their relationship based on sex only, they remain nameless to each other.

The Night Porter (Italy, 1974) – Tuesday 28 August 10pm
Thirteen years after WWII, Max works as an unassuming night porter at a Vienna hotel. When Lucia arrives at the hotel, their past comes flooding back to them both. Max was a Nazi officer at a concentration camp where Lucia was a beautiful young prisoner, and they once again find themselves in an intense sadomasochistic relationship.

Velvet Goldmine (UK, 1998) – Wednesday 29 August 10pm
A British journalist (Christian Bale) investigates the on-stage assassination of glam rock icon, Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), through a series of revealing interviews.

Anatomy of Hell (France, 2004) – Thursday 30 August 10pm
A woman is discovered in the middle of a suicide attempt in the toilets of a French gay bar. She employs the man who finds her to watch over her for four nights when she is “unwatchable”, and discusses her views on sex and sexuality.

Eraserhead (USA, 1977) – Friday 31 August 10pm
An eerie masterpiece depicting the haunting fantasies of a young man and his child sharing a surreal existence in the world of darkness and decay.

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