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What European country is leading the European cinema right now!


#1

Please lets forget about Jean Luc Godard, Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini for a moment! What country is leading NOW? To me its Spain with the director Pedro Almodovar!


#2

Id say Spain too. I really dont watch alot of modern European cinema, but it seems like the Spanish guys are all in the spotlight right now. Children of Men etc.


#3

Spain, France and the UK



Italy is unfortunately taking it easy at the moment


#4

Oh I can’t judge on my own country, don’t know how it works outside. But it works pretty good within. SO yeah, it’s definitively between France, Spain and the UK.


#5

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
Id say Spain too. I really dont watch alot of modern European cinema, but it seems like the Spanish guys are all in the spotlight right now. Children of Men etc.
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Children of Men is Mexican not Spanish!


#6

Btw if they ever decided to start a South American Cinema sub forum I should be the moderator! lol :slight_smile: Im the Hungfist of South American Cinema!!!


#7

My vote goes to France. I like their style and engagement…and some are true art. :slight_smile:


#8

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
My vote goes to France. I like their style and engagement…and some are true art. :slight_smile:
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definately


#9

Vive la France. Amen 8)


#10

Anyone knws Pedro Almodovar? Now thats true art! I think people avoid watchin his movies just cuz he’s gay! I have no problem with that! I aint homophobic and hes the greatest director to come out of of Europe since Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Jean Luc Godard!

His movies are so fucked up and artistic at the same time! Just like Fellini!


#11

I agree with you on French movies but sorry British movies arent that great when compared to French and Spanish movies! They lack the art which European movies are known to have! There movies are more similiar to American movies than to the rest of Europe! Whos the leading British director these days? Hmmmmm… Guy Ritchie?


#12

Michel Gondry and Jean-Pierre Jeunet rule the most I think…:stuck_out_tongue: :angel:


#13

Michael Gondry is awesome! He’s my second favourite European director! Human Nature, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep are classics definately! When you have a writer like Charlie Kaufman and a director like Michael Gondry the results are masterpieces!


#14

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
Michel Gondry and Jean-Pierre Jeunet rule the most I think…:stuck_out_tongue: :angel:
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My fav French directors ever. I’m proud to be French everytime someone talks about them. :smiley:


#15

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
My fav French directors ever. I’m proud to be French everytime someone talks about them. :smiley:
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I bet you feel bad that Sofia Coppola doesn’t have French roots :wink: :-*



I love Mathieu Kassovitz too…hasn’t done much yet…but still :stuck_out_tongue: Very cool guy and I love to hear him speak in interviews :smiley:


#16

He’ll adapt some very polemic book on screen soon. I like him too. :smiley:



ANd hum… yeah I wish Sofia has French roots, BUT now she’s with a French, have a little girl born in France, somehow I relate her to France too ;D


#17

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
My fav French directors ever. I’m proud to be French everytime someone talks about them. :smiley:
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What about Jean Luc Godard? Its in his name! HES A GOD!!! "God"ard! lol… Im proud to be half Mexican cuz of directors like Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Guilerrmo Del Toro, Carlos Reygadas and actors like Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna!


#18

I love his first movies like A bout de souffle or Pierrot le fou. He really brought something new to the french cinema but he became weird in the end. This is a very strange bird, and I love more Jeunet or Gondry cause they sound more personal, more close to my world, more deep. And visually they beat Godard :wink:


#19

Cyber Lily I cant believe that your the only one who knws Gael in this board!!! Every movie thats Gael stars in is a classic! Did you watch Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Crime of Padre Amaro, Cronos, The Devils Backbone, Pans Labyrinth, Battle in Heaven and Japon? These are some of the best Mexican movies out there! You have to watch them! Plus the best movies of 2006 were by Mexican directors! Babel, Children of Men and Pans Labyrinth!


#20

Pan’s Labyrinth and Babel rules of course ! And so does Gael Garcia Bernal. Pan’s Labyrinth was amazing, really good experience on a big screen, Del Toro is visually very good. Plus Sergi Lopez, half French, how could I not like it ?



Alejandro González Iñárritu is a good director too : 21 grams, Amores Perros of course.



I should check some other mexican movies :wink: