Wednesday, 18 December 2013

12 Favourite Filmmakers

"I asked members of EFS and some of its friends and associates to send in lists of their twelve favourite filmmakers for publication on the EFS website. The criteria were simple: to list the filmmakers who had the most impact on your life and art. 

Contributors all found the task hard, even almost impossible, but in the end they all submitted a list of more or less twelve names. I personally am a huge fan of such lists and make them all the time. They are fun, revealing and, I believe, something we're all curious about. Obviously, they are subject to change as we grow and develop, and the love/hate relationship we inevitably have with them (so much has to be left out!) is amusing and challenging. I was very surprised with the results and hope you enjoy reading them."

Rouzbeh Rashidi - December 2013

Dean Kavanagh's list 
(in no particular order)

 Jean-Luc Godard + Andrei Tarkovsky
Pier Paolo Pasolini

João César Monteiro 
Andrzej Żuławski
Luchino Visconti
Stan Brakhage
Ingmar Bergman

Rouzbeh Rashidi + Maximilian Le Cain + Michael Higgins
Takeshi Kitano
Aleksandr Sokurov
Akira Kurosawa
R. W. Fassbinder

Other lists by 
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Adrian Martin, Nicole Brenez,
Fergus Daly, Brad Stevens, Bil Mousoulis, 
Gianluca Pulsoni, Maximilian Le Cain and others.

All Lists here