Robert Bresson (September 25, 1901 – December 18, 1999)
If I have to pick one director as my all-time favorite, that would be Robert Bresson. He is the first director that altered my way on watching films. I used to have short-attention span and never see film as poetic medium but then I was stunned by his visual neatness and his meticulous views on sides of human life. He made only fourteen films in his lifetime, but all of them are undeniably important.
“Bresson is perhaps the only man in the cinema to have achieved the perfect fusion of the finished work with a concept theoretically formulated beforehand.”