Great Directors

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Great Directors
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Directed by Angela Ismailos
Written by Angela Ismailos
Music by Joel Douek
Cinematography John Pirozzi
Edited by Christina Burchard
Sabine Hoffmann
Anisma Films
Distributed by Paladin (II)
Release date
  • May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19) (Cannes)
  • July 2, 2010 (2010-07-02) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $17,921

Great Directors is a 2009 documentary film written and directed by Angela Ismailos. In the film, Ismailos interviews directors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach, David Lynch, John Sayles, and Agnès Varda.


Great Directors features interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Stephen Frears, Agnès Varda, Ken Loach, Liliana Cavani, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles.

Great Directors was debuted at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in May,[1] and was released in New York City on July 2, 2010.

Critical reception

Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 22 critics have given the film a positive review based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10.[2] On Metacritic, the film has a rating score of 49 based on 10 critic reviews.[3]


  1. ^ Release dates for 'Great Directors' (2009). IMDb. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  2. ^ Great Directors Movie Reviews, Pictures. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  3. ^ Great Directors Reviews, Ratings, Credits. Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-11-16.

External links

  • Great Directors on IMDb
  • Catherine Breillat on a Yacht at Cannes: "Great Directors" Party (The Huffington Post)
  • Paladin Has “Great Directors” (indieWIRE)

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