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Directors associated with art film

by Nohea
Directors associated with art film by Nohea
I can’t take credit for this list. I came across it on the net and it serves mainly as a guide. Here’s how Wikipedia defines an art film. “An art film (also known as “art movie”, “art house film”, or in the collective sense as art cinema) is typically a serious, noncommercial, independently made film aimed at a niche audience rather than a mass audience. Film critics and film studies scholars typically define an “art film” using a “…canon of films and those formal qualities that mark them as different from mainstream Hollywood films”, which includes, among other elements: a social realism style; an emphasis on the authorial expressivity of… Read more

I can’t take credit for this list. I came across it on the net and it serves mainly as a guide.

Here’s how Wikipedia defines an art film.

“An art film (also known as “art movie”, “art house film”, or in the collective sense as art cinema) is typically a serious, noncommercial, independently made film aimed at a niche audience rather than a mass audience. Film critics and film studies scholars typically define an “art film” using a “…canon of films and those formal qualities that mark them as different from mainstream Hollywood films”, which includes, among other elements: a social realism style; an emphasis on the authorial expressivity of the director; and a focus on the thoughts and dreams of characters, rather than presenting a clear, goal-driven story. Film scholar David Bordwell claims that “art cinema itself is a [film] genre, with its own distinct conventions.”

The film directors in this list have made films that were deemed to be notable art films by prominent critics, film festivals, and/or by authors of books on the history of cinema.

Woody Allen
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Fatih Akin
Pedro Almodovar
Robert Altman
Theo Angelopoulos
Michelangelo Antonioni
Darren Aronofsky
Park Chan-Wook
Ingmar Bergman
Bernando Bertolucci
Robert Bresson
Luis Bunuel
John Cassavetes
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Coen Brothers
Francis Ford Coppola
David Cronenberg
The Dardenne Brothers
Carl Theodore Dryer
Bruno Dumont
Atom Egoyan
Sergei Eisenstein
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Federico Fellini
Mike Figgis
Morgan J. Freeman
Vincent Gallo
Bahman Ghobadi
Jean Luc Godard
David Gordon Green
Peter Greenaway
Paul Greengrass
Michael Haneke
Werner Herzog
Alfred Hitchcock
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Agnieszka Holland
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Lodge Kerrigan
Abbas Kiarostami
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Kateshi Kitano
Eric Leiser
Harmony Korine
Akira Kurosawa
Stanley Kubrick
Emir Kusturica
Fritz Lang
Ang Lee
Sergio Leone
David Lynch
Majid Majidi
Louis Malle
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Terrence Malick
Chris Marker
Kenji Mizoguchi
F.W. Murnau
Christopher Nolan
Rob Nilsson
Nagisa Oshima
Yasujiro Ozu
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Roman Polanski
Sergei Parajanov
Satyajit Ray
Alain Resnais
Eric Rohmer
Martin Scorsese
Mrinal Sen

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