The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Few Mordecai Richler adaptations have been as satisfying as Barney’s Version, and none can boast a lead as colorfully inhabiting as Paul Giamatti. Co-starring Dustin Hoffman, and telling the story of an eventful life through four decades, it’s a graceful cinematic bildungsroman, vividly told.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong