One the most influential of the so-called ‘Third generation’ of Chinese directors, Xie first came into the public eye with the release of his movie Woman Basketball Player No. 5 in 1957, which was the first colour sports movie filmed after the formation of the People’s Republic of China.
The Dark Knight of cinema, Christopher Nolan is one of the most popular and influential directors of his time. His work has been as ‘intensely embraced, analysed and debated by ordinary film fans as by critics and film academics’ and is possibly the closest you can come to the oxymoron ‘an art-house blockbuster’.
Next up in our series of profiles on some of the worlds greatest, most loved or controversial directors is the Harvard educated Darren Aronofsky, director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan and the upcoming biblical epic, Noah.