Mario Monicelli: the movies to watch by the master of Italian comedy


Mario Monicelli was born in Rome on May 16, 1915. Italian writer, director and screenwriter, Monicelli was among the most famous Italian directors. Together with Dino Risi and Luigi Comencini, one of the main directors of the Italian comedy, which helped to make itself known abroad with films such as Cops and Robbers, Big Deal […]

Otto Preminger: movies to watch by controversial Austrian director


Otto Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) is one of the most famous directors in the history of cinema. Of Austro-Hungarian origin, he was also a film producer and actor. He has made more than 35 feature films in a career spanning five decades after leaving the theater. It first attracted attention for […]

Satyajit Ray: life, cinematographic influences and films to see


Satyajit Ray was born on May 2nd 1921. He is one of the most famous Indian directors. Ray was an eclectic artist: film writer, documentary director, author, essayist, lyricist, magazine editor, calligrapher, songwriter and also illustrator. Ray is widely considered to be among the best directors of all time. He is famous for works such […]

Roman Polanski: art is salvation from the tragedies of life


There is little to say: Roman Polanski’s biography is probably the most tormented, unfortunate and tragic of all famous directors of the history of cinema. But Roman remained impervious to all these sad tides thanks to art and cinema. A passion that began as a child and never subsided again. Polanski seems to have understood […]

The most famous directors in history: the best directors of all time


It is difficult to define the best film directors of all time: everyone has their favorites and the value of an artistic work changes with the passage of time and with the transformations of society. What seemed extraordinary yesterday, perhaps because of the fashion and lifestyle of a bygone era, today may no longer have […]

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: the couple of cult directors


Who was Michael Powell Michael Powell, born on 30 September 1905, was an English director, famous for his collaboration with Emeric Pressburger. Through their production company The Archers, together they have created a collection of classic British films, most notably The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Canterbury Tale (1944), I Know Where […]

Martin Scorsese: movies, gangsters, corruption, spirituality and rock


Martin Scorsese is one of the best directors in the history of cinema. He was born on November 17th, 1942 in the Flushing area of ​​the borough of Queens in New York City. His family moved to Little Italy in Manhattan before school started. Both Scorsese’s mom and dad, Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese, worked […]

Federico Salsano: Interview with the director of The Kempinsky Method


Federico Salsano, thirty years of film photography essentially for commercial works in Italy and the United States of America: advertising, music videos and so on. Flagship is the photograph of a documentary nominated for an Oscar in 2004 entitled “The Wheather Underground”. Then from 2016 he realizes that he is no longer enough to make […]

John Ford, the masterpieces of the western and the myth of the American foundation


Introduction John Ford was one of the most famous directors, among the few filmmakers to win 4 Oscars for directing. A director since the era of silent cinema, John Ford is one of the greatest most important directors in the history of films, recognized as a master by colleagues such as Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, […]

René Clair, from the avant-garde to realism. Who was he, what films to see


René Clair was born in Paris in 1898. Worldwide he is considered one of the most important directors of French cinema, of which he interprets and summarizes the highest part of history, a role later assumed by François Truffaut. Who is René Clair? René Clair is well known in Anglo-Saxon countries and in Italy. In […]

Fernand Leger, the works of Cubism and the film Ballet Mecanique


Born in 1881 Fernand Leger is one of the most important directors in the history of cinema. He began as a draftsman for an architect’s studio in Paris in 1903. He was a very eclectic artist, creator of tapestry and stained glass cartoons, decorator, ceramist, sculptor, draftsman, illustrator, costume designer, set designer. Son of a […]

Jean Epstein, the avant-garde Impressionist cinema


Born in Warsaw in 1897, Jean Epstein was one of the most famous directors of French cinema. Lost his father and moved with his mother and sister, also a future director and screenwriter, to Switzerland. Then they moved to France, to Lyon, where Jean Epstein studied medicine and met August Lumière.  Jean Epstein was a […]

Franco Piavoli: cinema as ethical art and poetry of the universe

Franco Piavoli

Who is Franco Piavoli Franco Piavoli is one of the best directors of all time in the independent film and documentary industry. He was born in Pozzolengo in the province of Brescia, in 1933. He attended classical high school and graduated in law in Pavia in 1956. He completed his training dedicating himself to the […]

Kaneto Shindo’s independent cinema: movies to watch


Kaneto Shindo’s beginnings in film  Born in Hiroshima in 1912, Kaneto Shindo is one of the most important directors of Japanese cinema. He grew up in a family of landowners, which then went into disrepair. In 1927 he entered the Shinko kinema studios, where he began working in Japanese cinema, initially as an assistant to […]

Fabio Nicosia: music that turns into cinema


Who is Fabio Nicosia? Fabio Nicosia, born in 1967, was born and lives in Palermo. The first artistic love is music, through which it has been told for 40 years. “I try to see beyond the bush, usually the first idea is the one I reject as it is dictated or suggested by my being […]

Jean Cocteau: cinema as poetry, films not to be missed


The childhood of Jean Cocteau The most famous directors of French cinema, born in Maisons-Laffitte, a suburb on the outskirts of Paris, in 1889, childhood Jean Cocteau’s immediately revealed his interest in graphic arts and poetry. In fact, little Jean, being in poor health, spends hours building small puppet theaters in the backyard and drawing.  […]

Chantal Akerman, The cinema of interiority and borders


Born in Brussels in 1950, Chantal Akerman is one of the best female directors of all time. She was born to Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland. His maternal grandparents and his mother were deported to Auschwitz. She decides to devote herself to cinema after being struck by the film The Bandit at 11 by […]

Silvano Agosti, films as the work of a total artist


Born in Brescia in 1938, Silvano Agosti graduated in directing at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome in 1962. He had previously studied film editing at the Moscow film school, where he had met Lev Kuleshov. The thought of Silvano Agosti Silvano Agosti considers each person as the highest masterpiece of nature. In 2009 […]

Ingmar Bergman: the films to watch by the great master of cinema


Born on July 14, 1918 in Uppsala in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important directors of the history of films. His filmography has an extreme coherence in exploring the tensions and anxieties of the human being. Among his dramas are some of the most significant cinematographic works of all time. Ingmar Bergman is […]

Ernst Lubitsch: who he was, the cinematic style, the films to watch


Introduction Ernst Lubitsch was one of the fundamental directors in the history of cinema. He was born in Berlin on January 28, 1892. He was one of the first directors to become a real star in Hollywood and to have a large audience without necessarily relying on the participation of stars in your films. His […]