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On Directing2014

  • 3.8
ON DIRECTING is a documentary film that features filmmakers Bille August, Roland Joffé, Agnès Varda and Wim Wenders. Told from the point-of-view of "life-reflecting art," the film explores the filmmaker's journey of self-discovery. Interviews, movie clips and scenes of black and white bring forth a landscape of magic and metaphor as these four masters share his or her feeling of openness and synchronicity when filming. Nothing is taken for granted or ignored: Not the gift of light, not a heart-shaped potato found in the middle of a field and not a producer asking if your first rough cut is as good as the film in your head. ON DIRECTING is a chance to learn about the craft of directing from filmmakers who continually dare us to push back against boundaries and cross the lines we've often drawn for ourselves as we continue on our own creative path.

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Member Reviews (4)

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Fine commentary on the role and function of the director/auteur. Cinematic quality was average but the wisdom offered by the directors was memorable.

top reviewer

Very intelligent words from very intelligent, artistic, sensitive directors!

thank you Fandor crew, for this. every artist will be strengthened by the experience of viewing this film.

Soothing to the soul of an artist.