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The Director's Place

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6 DVDs - A nugget for film buffs: six original autobiographical features by top international film directors, revealing the events, locations and impressions that influenced them.
Visual essays about a locale that has some private significance for the filmmakers featured.

Episodes in the series (also available individually):
1. Lindsay Anderson: Is That All There Is?
2. Susan Seidelman: Confessions of a Suburban Girl
3. Bertrand Tavernier: Lyon, Inside Out
4. Dusan Makavejev: A Hole in the Soul
5. John Boorman: I Dreamt I Woke Up
6. Nagisa Oshima: Kyoto, My Mother's Place

Lindsay Gordon Anderson was a British feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave. He is most widely remembered for his 1968 film if...., which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and was Malcolm McDowell's cinematic debut. Susan Seidelman is an American film director, producer and writer. She came to prominence in the 1980s with Smithereens, the first American independent feature to be screened in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Her next feature Desperately Seeking Susan co-starred Madonna in her first film. Bertrand Tavernier is a French director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Dušan Makavejev was a Serbian film director and screenwriter, famous for his groundbreaking films of Yugoslav cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s—many of which belong to the Black Wave. John Boorman, CBE is an English filmmaker who is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Hell in the Pacific, Deliverance, Zardoz, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General, The Tailor of Panama and Queen and Country. Nagisa Oshima was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His films include In the Realm of the Senses, a sexually explicit film set in 1930s Japan, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, about World War II prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

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