The human cannibalistic desire is explored through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa. As a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, Sagawa was arrested on June 13, 1981, for killing his classmate and eating her. Declared legally insane, he returned to Japan. He has been a free man ever since.
After Leviathan won a slew of awards, its directorial duo stunned audiences with this portrait of an infamous cannibal and his brother. Unflinching? Too feeble a word for this one. As ignoble urges sidle up to fraternal loyalty in extreme close-ups, an air of obsession and moral ambivalence reigns.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada