Documenting the Legends

A spotlight on non-fiction films about the medium’s path-breakers and mavericks

76 MINUTES AND 15 SECONDS WITH ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

  • 2016
  • 76 min
  • Colour

DirectorSeifollah Samadian

LanguageFarsi

CountryIran

This is a portrait of an artist, whose exceptional approach to Art and life, defined him as one of the most ardent admirers of life itself. The leading aim of this documentary is to share 76 minutes a..... Read more

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND

  • 2016
  • 80 min
  • Colour

DirectorPierre Filmon

LanguageEnglish/ Italian/ French

CountryFrance

Without VilmosZsigmond (who died on January 1, 2016), American cinema of the 1970s would not have been the same. Invited to Paris in 2014 to talk about his career, this legendary cinematographer accep..... Read more

FRITZ LANG

  • 2016
  • 104 min
  • Black & White

DirectorGordian Maugg

LanguageGerman

CountryGermany

Fritz Lang. He was regarded a genius, an egocentric sex maniac and a sadist. Violence and love became subjects that would not let go of Fritz Lang for the rest of his life. In Vienna, as the son of a ..... Read more

MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

  • 2016
  • 80 min
  • Colour

DirectorSteven Okazaki

LanguageEnglish/ Japanese

CountryUSA

Mifune: The Last Samurai explores the evolution of chanbara movies; Mifune's World War II experience; his accidental entry into moviemaking; and fortuitous collaboration with Kurosawa. The film is nar..... Read more

S is for Stanley is the story of Emilio D’Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick’s personal driver. A friendship that lasted through 30 years of their lives, helped create four cinema masterpieces, and brought t..... Read more

Richard Linklater - dream is destiny

  • 2016
  • 93 min
  • Colour

DirectorLouis Black

LanguageEnglish

CountryUSA

An unconventional look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking from Austin, Texas that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s, outside the production power bases of Hollywood and New York City. Ric..... Read more

VERSUS: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

  • 2016
  • 93 min
  • Colour

DirectorLouise Osmond

LanguageEnglish

CountryUK

VERSUS is a funny, provocative and revealing account of the life and career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial film directors, as he turns eighty and looks back at his ex..... Read more