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Please note that the directors and films mentioned below are selected based only on the films the I have seen so far. I was able to see most of these films during the films shows conducted by various film societies in Kerala, especially Drisya Film Society, Mahe and from Pune Film and Television Institute of India, where I attended a course in Film Appreciation in the year 1984.

 

Satyajit Ray ( 1921 - 1992 ) - From India.
India's internationally renowned filmmaker.

Famous Films:
PATHER PANCHALI (1955), APARAJITO (1956), CHARULATA (1964)

Ingmar Bergman ( 1918 - ) - From Sweden.
Universally regarded as one of the great masters of modern cinema

Famous Films:
WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957), SEVENTH SEAL (1957), CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972)

 

Sergei Eisenstein ( 1898 - 1948 ) From Russia.
Sergei Eisenstein,
one of the most influential filmmaker of modern cinema

Famous Films:
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925), IVAN THE TERRIBLE (1943/46)

Andrei Tarkovsky ( 1932 - 1986 ) - From Russia.
Andrei Tarkovsky,
Soviet director whose austerely poetic, deeply personal films made him one of the most treasured artists of his generation

Famous Films: THE SACRIFICE (1986),
ANDREI RUBLEV (1966)

 

Akira Kurosawa ( 1910 - ) - From Japan.
Akira Kurosawa,
is unquestionably the best
 known Japanese filmmaker in the world

Famous Films:
RASHOMON (1950), IKIRU (1952
)

Jean-Luc Godard ( 1930 - ) - From France.
Jean-Luc Godard,
An essayist and poet of the cinema, he makes the language of film a real part of his narratives

Famous Films:
BREATHLESS (1959), WEEKEND (1967)

Federico Fellini ( 1920 - 1993 ) - From Italy.
Federico Fellini,
Italian humanist director Federico Fellini was among the most intensely autobiographical film directors the cinema has known

Famous Film:
LA STRADA (1954)

 

Charlie Chaplin ( 1889 - 1977 ) - From U.S.A.
Charlie Chaplin,
"the single most important artist produced by the cinema, certainly its most extraordinary performer, and probably still its most universal icon"

Famous Film:
The Kid (1921), THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

 

Alain Resnais (1922 - ) - From France.
Alain Resnais,
An important modern figure whose films consistently deal with the effects of the past on the present

Famous Film:
NIGHT AND FOG (1956)

G. Aravindan (1935 - 1991) - From India.
Aravindan is the most important directors of Indian cinema.

Famous Film:
Kanchana sitha ( 1977 )
Thamp (1978)
Pokkuvail (1981)

 

 

Ten Films I like the Most

Film Title Director

PATHER PANCHALI (1955)

SATYAJIT RAY - INDIA

THE KID (1921)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN - U.S.A

NIGHT AND FOG (1956)

ALAIN RESNAIS - FRANCE

CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972)

INGMAR BERGMAN - SWEDEN

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)

SERGEI EISENSTEIN - RUSSIA

RASHOMON (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA - JAPAN

THE HOUR OF THE FURNACES (1968)

FERNANDO SOLANAS - ARGENTINE

THE BICYCLE THIEF (1949)

VITTORIO DE SICA - ITALY

J'ACCUSE (1937)

ABEL GANCE - FRANCE

THAMP (1978)

G. ARAVINDAN - INDIA