Director Breakdowns

Jacques Tati: The Mime of Modern France

The spirit of silent comedy is kept alive in Jacque Tati’s eccentric satires, sending up the inefficient bureaucracies and distractions of modern civilisation through bizarrely constructed architectural monuments and gags that stand among cinema’s most brilliantly odd set pieces.

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Krzysztof Kieslowski: The Souls of Strangers

As a leading figure in transcendental cinema, Krzysztof Kieslowski probes metaphysical questions of fate, morality, and spirituality, using sensual colour palettes and symbolic cutaways to better understand the lives that lie just beyond our immediate perspectives.

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Jia Zhangke: Landscapes of Lost China

With a commitment to raw realism and segmented narrative structures, Jia Zhangke crafts scathing indictments of Chinese authority, modernity, and globalisation, setting himself up as a significant leading figure of the Sixth Generation of Chinese filmmakers.

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